Heading to Copacabana? If you want to take a break from run-off-the-mill hotels, check out the quirky little place called Hostal Las Olas Guesthouse. It’s a complex of ten private villas, all of which come in different shapes and with unique interiors (my personal favourite is the seashell). Las Olas is extravagant, Gaudi-esque and has great views. What more can you ask for?
The houses were built using mainly natural materials from the region and sustainability is taken very seriously here. Each suite has its own kitchen, living room, private bathroom and even a fireplace. But best of all, they are set on a hillside with the most spectacular Lake Titicaca view. So consider yourself warned: it can be dangerously tempting to give up on sightseeing and chill in the hammock all day long admiring the view.
Once you roll out of the hammock, there’s quite a few walks to be done around here. You can hike to Horca del Inca (pre-Incan sun observatory), climb El Calvario (great spot for the sunset) or walk through Bolivian countryside all the way to the village of Yampupata. And, of course, you can’t leave Copacabana without exploring the magical Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca (you can organize the cruise through Las Olas).
For more information you can visit the hotel at their web page www.OlasBolivia.com and also you can contact them directly at their e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org