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Perhaps the most beautiful island on Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island affords fine views and the chance to observe its local inhabitants and fascinating customs. The Quechua-speaking men and women still wear traditional dress, colour-coded according to their marital status, and live by the strict code of 'ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhilla' - do not steal, do not lie, do not be idle.

You can also shop for some fine weavings, only available for purchase here. They are made by the island's men, who are the only ones permitted to knit and who can be seen doing so throughout Taquile.

 

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do around Lake Titicaca
What to do at Lake Titicaca

Uros Floating Reed Islands

Meet the traditional communities of the colourful floating Uros reed islands.

Amantani Island

Enjoy spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains at the remote and rural Amantani Island.

Sillustani Burial Grounds

This impressive archaeological site outside Puno features remarkable Aymaran funerary towers.