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There are no other inhabitants on this island besides the residents of Suasi Lodge. Right on the northern shores of Lake Titicaca, this lodge has the virtue of being in a secluded and serene location away from the tourist routes. A nature lover’s paradise, the thatched roof and adobe cottages are enfolded in hills and overlook the water.
From Puno, a five hour speedboat escorts visitors to the island, stopping on the way to visit the Uros floating islands and Taquile Island to experience the famed weaving technique of the Taquilenos. Upon arrival on Suasi, commit to a short hike up to the lodge nestled into the hill.
Suasi lodge is surrounded by a rambling, flower-filled landscape that has been cultivated by the owner. The island’s owner Marta built the original hotel using only materials from the island such as local stone and eucalyptus trees. Today, it still has the appearance of a romantic vision that has become a story of humble success.
Due to its remote location, we recommend staying for more than two nights in Suasi Lodge. Take this time to adjust to the slower rhythm of nature, and observe the bountiful wildlife surrounding. Trek around the island, and watch the glorious sunset from the highest point. Rent kayaks or just sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure of the well-placed hammocks dotted around the lodge.
Whilst relaxing and breathing in the fresh air, it’s worth bearing in mind that the island is home to a wide range of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for mountain caracaras, hummingbirds, Andean gulls, the endangered Titicaca greeb, as well as plenty of colourful songbirds giving delight without even being seen.