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.
See tiny replicas of Manhattan, Stonehenge, the Louvre, the Panama Canal (it works), the Egyptian Pyramids, an Italian piazza, and the Great Wall of China at NYC’s GMore