Isla del Sol

After a few relaxing days in Copacabana we were off to explore the Isla del Sol. We decided we would walk up the peninsula from Copacabana and hire a boat across to Yumani, the town on the south end of the Island.

Mel on the road heading up the peninsula.

Mel on the road heading up the peninsula.

A little fishing community on the way

A little fishing community on the way

This dog was our tour guide for Copacabana, so only naturally she wanted to come to the Isla Del Sol, we had to trick her into a taxi half way.

This dog was our tour guide for Copacabana, so only naturally she wanted to come to the Isla Del Sol, we had to trick her into a taxi half way so she would stop following us.

We found a guy to do the trip over to the island for B$ 100, he had a very extensive post card collection and was very excited to show it to us.

We found a guy to do the trip over to the island for B$ 100, he had a very extensive post card collection and was very excited to show it to us.

Looking South on the Isla del Sol

Looking South on the Isla del Sol

We landed in the South end of the Island in the mid afternoon and after exploring some ruins headed into the town of Yumani and found ourselves a place to sleep for the night. The place we picked had an awesome view for the sunset and was very close to an amazing Candlelit restaurant called Las Velas (The Candles), but unfortunately turned to be a poor choice as Mel’s IPhone went missing from our locked room while we were at supper. We didn’t notice until the following day and tried to talk to the limited staff in hopes they would do the honorable thing and return it. They denied having anything to do with it although they did make mention of details about the phone (like the fact it was bigger then most phones available to them and had the ability to access wifi) even though we didn’t mention this when we originally asked about the disappearance. Do not stay at Hostal Puerta del Sol!

Las Velas has an amazing Veggie Pizza we ate by candle light, he cook/waiter/only guy working even walked us back to our hostel!

Las Velas has an amazing Veggie Pizza we ate by candle light, the cook/waiter/only guy working even walked us back to the lit road!

Sunset from the South side of the Island

Sunset from the South side of the Island

This put a bit of a damper on our second day on this amazing island, but we had to move on to the north side and hoped that when we came back through on our third day they would see the errors of their ways and “find” the missing phone.

View of the Northeast through a ruin

View of the northeast through a ruin

 

Now the people will know we were here

“Now the people will know we were all here”

Mel at the Inca ruins in the North

Mel at the Inca ruins in the north

The view of the bay from the Inca ruins was amazing

The view of the bay from the Inca ruins was amazing

The beach behind the town on the North side of the Island

The beach behind the town on the North side of the Island

Although we lost Mel’s phone (and therefore a lot of pictures from the trip) we both enjoyed the Island. The town on the north side of the Island, Challapampa, was very basic but if we were to do it again I think we would head straight to Challapampa spend a day or 2 relaxing (it’s significantly cheaper then Copacabana) and head south with the sun at our back and the goal of catching the last afternoon ferry to the mainland.

One thought on “Isla del Sol

  1. These pictures are wonderful. You’ll have to lock the ones lost on mel’s phone in your memory from this memorable south americ vacation. Ola! Laurie

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