Isla de Sol, on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, is an island rich in Inca history and steeped in beauty. The island gets its name from the Inca's creation myth, and it was said in ancient times to be where the sun lived. Not surprisingly, many Inca ruins can be found on this island. The north side of the island, reached by boat from Copacabana, starts out with sandy laid back beaches. As you climb up the path towards the south you will see beautiful blue water harbors on all sides. Eventually you reach a labyrinthine ruin by a cliff side and a large rock sundial. Taking this path all the way to the south of the island leads past the tourist town of Yumani and down a beautiful Inca staircase. A boat on the south dock can take you back to Copacabana.
The island has hostels on both the north and the south of the island, the north being less crowded and less expensive. Staying the night is a great experience but bring warm clothes due to cold winds after dark. Boats leave four times daily to and from Copacabana.