Located on the Major Lake of Titicaca Lake, it has an area of 14 square kilometers, most agricultural terraces used since Tiahuanacota time. On this island are located the archaeological ruins of the Inca and Tiahuanacota, including the most important: Chinkana, Pilcocaina and Inca Steps. The importance of this island for the Inca empire mythology, remains since Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo, children of the sun god, left it to found and run the empire in Cusco.
It's just a short distance from the Sun Island, it is the temple Inac Uyo, where it is presumed that was inhabited by the "virgins of the sun," where they learned various trades and some were sacrified. There are also small communities that provide tourist services as lunch and accomodation at local homes.
Location: West of Bolivia, in the province of Manco Kapac in the department of La Paz, in the Altiplano of the Andes.
Elevation: 3841 masl (Considered one of the highest lakes in the world).
Average temperature: 6 ° C in winter and 11 ° C. Summer