Puno is one of thirteen provinces in the Puno region, whose capital is the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca, located in southern Peru for 3 827 m above sea level and climate has a maximum temperature of 22 º C and a minimum of 14 º C and average summer temperature is between 15 and 22 º and in winter is between 5 º and 16 º. This is due to the heat produced by the Lake Titicaca.
Puno has the advantage of being along the highest navigable lake in the world, crystal clear water and abundant flora making it a place of great tourist importance also has great preponderance of commercial activity is conducted through it, with the neighboring country of Bolivia and the various islands lake. When traveling to this city, access can make overland from Lima on a trip that lasts 17 hours, after a stopover in the city of Arequipa. It also communicates the road with the cities of Arequipa, Moquegua and Cusco. There is also train service to the city of Cusco, especially for tourists. Puno is connected by land to Bolivia. One hour from the city is Juliaca and Inca Manco Capac International Airport, which receives regular flights from Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa from Lima flight is one hour and 45 minutes.
Puno is considered the folkloric capital of Peru, it has over 300 different dances seen in all its splendor on the feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria. Puno annual festival celebrates La Virgen de la Candelaria Mammy, the magnitude and importance of the party has led the state through the National Institute of Culture to declare this activity, as the nation’s cultural heritage and traditions that express of the living culture of our communities from the southern highlands, contributing to regional and national identity.
The festival takes place during the first two weeks of February, where thousands of dancers and musicians from across the region, brighten and decorate the streets of Puno, is considered one of the three largest events held throughout South America, among which are the Rio Carnival and the Carnival of Oruro in Bolivia. Puno has many hotels, some are located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, others are on outlying islands or in the city, is up to the decision to choose, also has notch restaurants and a network of tour operators as in all major cities .
Trip to Puno and enjoy that vacation!.
In Puno we find many tourist sites in the city you can visit the cathedral, built in the seventeenth century, the Balcony of the Conde de Lemus cultural complex housing the National Institute of Culture of the region and has an art gallery. Dreyer municipal museum containing pottery, textiles and stone sculptures pre-Inca and Inca.
El Cerro Huajsapata, natural lookout where you can view the city and Lake Titicaca. Mirador Kuntur Wasi, offers a beautiful view of the city and the lake. Puma Uta Lookout Park, with various recreation areas. Bahia de los Incas, pedestrian promenade with a beautiful view of the lake. Titicaca National Reserve, a protected natural area to preserve its own natural resources of Lake Titicaca and the puna, the birds are the most numerous. Lake Titicaca is the second largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world, is located in the Peruvian-Bolivian altiplano some 3800msnm. You can surf the calm waters and observe the tower Tinajani, chullpas Sillustani and visit the island of Taquile. In the lake are 41 islands floating man-made community of Uros depending on what the lake offers to its survival. You can visit the cultural corridors of the Aymara and Quechua ethnic groups, formed by different highland communities.