Copacabana is a village with about 5000 inhabitants
of aymaran, indigenous background. Long before Spanish invasion,
Copacabana has been a sacred settlement for the inkas. Local traditions
and customs are still very much alive and throughout the year
it hosts an enormous amount of festivals. The original traditions
have formed an astonishing mixture with the colonial Christian
culture. For local tourism Copacabana is famous for it’s virgin statue made by the indigenous sculptor Tito Yupanqui.
For international tourism it is surely the superb location over viewing the Lake that attracts visitors from all over the world . Before the Spaniards changed the name to Copacabana, the indigenous people were calling their settlement Kotacawaña, which means the outlook over the lake.