1. How to get there: Tikonata Island is located in front of Ccotos community, Capachica Peninsula, Department of Puno. You Access the island through the lake from the other islands of Lake Titicaca or from Ccotos and Chifrón communities. From Puno or Juliaca you take a bus to these communities at Capachica, after an hour and a half trip. From there you will take a boat to Tikonata (40 minutes).
2. Ecosystem: The peninsula enjoys a microclimate influenced by the huge lake and offers good conditions for mountain farming (tubers and cereals), livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs and vicuña), fishing and tourism. The average annual temperature is 14ºC.
3. Tourist attractions: Among the main ones are beaches, reefs and the Cruzpata viewpoint offering beautiful views of the Capachica Peninsula, Amantaní Island, Lake Titicaca and Bolivia. Among the cultural attractions are the “putukus”, traditional stone houses built a century ago by the inhabitants to stay when they went to graze their sheep. Visitors can stay with the community to learn about their culture and lifestyle, and visit a museum where mummies and clay figures are exhibit. You may participate in farming, livestock, fisheries and handicrafts activities. You will be taught to make “adobe”(sun-dried brick), how to build traditional houses, craft-making, sheep shearing, dyeing and embroidery wool. You can also participate in traditional festivals and attend dance and traditional music performances.
4. Tourist activities: Visitors can walk, sail and go fishing (several species such as silversides, maura and karach).
5. Tourist services: We provide transportation, traditional food and lodging in rooms that have a putukus shape, decorated with local crafts. On this island, electricity and hot water are provided by solar panels. The price for lodging is 25 soles; food varies from 8 to 10 soles, transportation, 10 to 20 soles, and tours, 5 to 10 soles.
6. Suggested tour packages: We offer packages for 3 days during which you can visit the major tourist attractions and do the activities that interest you most. Visitors can choose several activities based on your preferences and length of stay and work up your own package.
7. Our organization: The Cultural Association of Tikonata Island consists of 20 families from Ccotos who aim to disclose their natural and cultural attractions to responsible visitors. Families manage tourism of the island and distribute turns among them to carry out farming and fishing.
8. Booking information: For reservations, sales and travel information, contact Tikonata Island Cultural Association:
- Phone: (+51) 951-664881 and (+51) 951-534-322.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Marino Humpiri Charca (President).