Puno: Folklore capital of Peru
Puno, considered the Capital of Peruvian Folklore, is one of the attractions that you should not miss in your next trip. It has the privilege of being located on the shores of one of the natural wonders of the world, Lake Titicaca, which is considered the highest navigable lake in the world.
The main attraction of Puno is Lake Titicaca, which covers part of Peru and Bolivia, with an area of 8,560 km, a depth of 227 meters and at 3,812 m.a.s.l. Here, you will find the famous Uros Floating Islands, a surprising archipelago of totora islands, inhabited by the Uros, descendants of one of the oldest cultures in the continent. We recommend visiting the Island of Taquile and enjoy a real experiential tourism.
Not very far away, you’ll find Amantani Island, which has natural viewpoints from where you can appreciate the Titicaca in all of its fullness. Suasi, in Cambría community, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, is a private and unique island, a relaxing space where you can enjoy the diverse flora and fauna.
Puno is also characterized by its cheerful people; every February, they celebrate Virgin of Candelaria Feast, which attracts thousands of tourists. There are religious processions in the highland city, dance competitions, masses, among others celebrations. In November 2014, this traditional feast was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations.