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On the Isla del Sol -- Most of the accommodations on the Sun Island are, to put it kindly, rustic. Very few rooms have private bathrooms, and it's almost impossible to find a hot shower here. But once all the day-trippers leave, you will have the island to yourself. I think it's worth it to stay here just to feel the magic of the island. There is one exception to the rule, however: Crillon Tours' La Posada del Inca is probably one of the best hotels in all of Bolivia. By Sun Island standards, it's luxurious -- all rooms come with private bathrooms, hot showers, and electric blankets (a nice touch on freezing nights). The Spanish-style adobe hotel feels like an old farm. The rooms are cute, with handmade bamboo beds and Andean area rugs. Overall, the hotel is unbelievably charming. To book a room, you must reserve in advance with Crillon Tours, Av. Camacho 1233, La Paz (tel. 0102/2337-533, or 305/358-5353 in the U.S.; www.titicaca.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.