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Known as the Peruvian Capital of Folklore, Lake Titicaca is host to some of the country’s most renowned traditional festivals. Among the most celebrated and popular is the Virgin of la Candelaria, declared Intangible and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO and showcasing over 360 pre- and post-colonial dances. This festival is held each February and gathers around 40,000 people.
Storming Puno’s streets with vibrant dances and lively traditional wear made solely for the celebration, the Virgin of la Candelaria is the region’s most representative celebration. Titilaka has identified 12 local celebrations near the lodge and if your stay with us coincides with one of them, our guides will gladly assist you to go and experience them. Only few travellers have lived these typical Peruvian traditions.