The 15 Coolest Huts and Hotels to Stay in Lake Titicaca

Uros Islands | ©  sharptoyou / Shutterstock
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Photo of Harry Stewart
13 October 2017

Although most tourists base themselves in Puno when visiting Lake Titicaca, staying in this rather dilapidated lakeside city is thankfully not the only option. On the contrary, plenty of accommodation can be found throughout Peru’s portions of the lake, from lavish waterfront hotels to modest lodgings in a local home. Here are the best of the best.

Mirador del Titikaka

A huge dome-shaped building on a hill overlooking the city and the lake, Mirador del Titikaka offers ample modern comfort in a pleasant countryside setting with easy access to the city. The views are pretty spectacular, too.

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Libertador Hotel Lago Titicaca

Built on a private island just a few minutes from Puno, the luxurious Libertador Hotel Lago Titicaca is famous for its tranquil location and stunning views of the lake. Onsite facilities such as a gym, bar, spa and games room just sweeten the deal.

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Isla Suasi

Way over on the other side of the lake, Isla Suasi is the most remote hotel on our list. And this is a good thing, as it creates an intimate and secluded atmosphere where guests can enjoy activities such as hiking and kayaking far away from the stresses of modern civilization.

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Yavari Bed & Breakfast

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Fancy sleeping on a 19th century steamboat rather than some stuffy hotel? Then check in to the Yavari and learn the history behind this historic gunboat that served the region for over a hundred years. Note that the ship is currently closed, although the owners hope to see her up and running again soon.

Casa Andina Premium

A great luxury lakeside option, Casa Andina Premium offers all the amenities you would expect from a four-star hotel, plus some truly spectacular views of the glistening lake. It’s located just outside the city.

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Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca

Also on the edge of Puno is the sophisticated and stylish Sonesta Posadas del Inca. Modern and opulent with sweeping lakefront views, it offers an extravagant stay just a stone’s throw from the city.

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Amantica Lodge

The fanciest place on Isla Amantaní, Amantica Lodge blends traditional wood and adobe design with the best in modern style. This unique and sophisticated hotel is guaranteed to leave you yearning for just one more day on the island.

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Titilaka Hotel

By far the most stylish Titicaca hotel, this beautiful boutique at the tip of a peninsula offers chic design and modern comfort amid remote and picturesque surrounds. At almost US$900 per night, it’s no place for the budget-conscious backpacker.

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A home stay on Amantani

Those looking to mix with the locals should consider a home stay on Isla Amananti. Lodging is incredibly basic, although it does make for an interesting cultural experience and an easy way to achieve some meaningful local interaction. Accommodation is organized through tours which visit the region.

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A home stay on a floating island

For a different and totally unique kind of home stay experience, spend a night at one of the floating islands of Uros. Summa Paqari is a hit for its friendly local family who go the extra mile to make guests feel right at home.

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Mama Quilla

A great budget option for families, this time in the small town of Chucuito about 30 minutes from Puno. Mama Quilla is also a hit with tour groups for its wacky Peruvian design and well-appointed facilities.

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Hotel Posada Santa Barbara

Another interesting option in the tiny town of Chucuito, the bare stone walls of Hotel Posada Santa Barbara offer a traditional Inca-style experience overlooking the shores of the lake. Although it may appear basic at first glance, a number of quality amenities ensure a comfortable stay.

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Taypikala Hotel Lago

The other good place to stay in Chucuito is Taypikala Hotel Lago, a huge lakeside resort with well-appointed rooms and numerous facilities for a very reasonable price.

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