Fodor's Expert Review La Estancia Ecolodge

South end, Isla del Sol, La Paz, Bolivia Fodor's Choice

Staggered on a hillside, each of this property's bungalows is named for a type of flora and has an unobstructed view of Lake Titicaca, making this the perfect place to watch the sunrise. The eco-lodge uses alternative energy, recycles water back into the garden, and takes garbage off the island. All 15 palapa-adobe buildings have hot-water showers warmed by solar power and Trombe walls heat the rustic-European-style rooms with stone floor bathrooms and beamed ceilings. Three-course meals are served at a set time in a common dining area, and both breakfast and dinner are included in the rate, which is significantly cheaper if booked through the office in La Paz.

PROS

  • excellent views
  • great showers
  • dinners integrate local flavors

CONS

  • unlit paths at night
  • overpriced
  • expensive for location
  • meals are at a set time
  • Wi-Fi is not great

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
GreenViews
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02-244–2727 | 591-2244–0989

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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