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This popular weekend escape for Paceños is a regular stop on the guided-tour circuit and the easiest way to experience the beauty of the lake. Huatajata is a practical base for exploring the area, and there is a succession of cheap and not so cheap trout restaurants along the road. The fish is fresh in all of them. For picnics, you can try the tree-lined but heavily littered pebble-strewn
beach at Chúa, the village beyond Huatajata.
Copacabana, a pleasant, if touristy town, provides easy access to the lake, the islands and the surrounding countryside. It is also a major...