Amantani Island is an especially popular place to see local handicrafts. On a hike around the island, you’ll also find Inca ruins on the peaks of two hills. You can travel across the lake in a boat that’s shaped like a dragon. Visit Taquile Island to see the distinct textiles that local make — men here are known for their colorful, knitted caps. Go a little ways off the beaten path to nearby Lake Umayo, where you can see the tombs of Sillustani, a historically significant burial site right on the edge of the lake.
Guest rooms have a contemporary look and modern amenities, including a flat screen TV. Each room comes with a private bathroom that has a hair dryer. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the form of portable machines that the staff can bring to your room, which also comes with a direct dial telephone. Even though you’re surrounded by the town of Puno, you’ll get a good night’s sleep thank to the black-out curtains.
Qalasaya Mistico Hotel also provides a laundry service. You can order room service at any time, and each room comes with a minibar. If you’d like, store your valuables in a safety deposit box. There are event rooms that are large enough for 80 guests, and a conference room that can accommodate 12.
You can find a variety of international and local specialties in the hotel’s 10th-floor buffet. This dining room has an especially beautiful view of the lake. Go up to the next floor for snacks and a relaxing welcome drink. Breakfast is taken care of during your visit — it’s included in your stay.