90-minute boat ride from Puno and famous for its weaving and knitting, Taquile Island offers up a fun place for travelers to visit, set within Lake Titicaca
Taquile is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island
It was once used as an Alcatraz-style prison by Spanish colonialists, but now the island is inhabited by 3,000 Quecha-speaking Taquilenos. The locals grow crops like corn, beans and quinoa on the pre-Incan terraces that cover its hilly terrain.