Posada Santa Barbara
The guesthouse Santa Barbara is composed of two beautiful properties of distances about 80 meters apart. We are located in the historical village town of Chucuito, which was the capital of the Lupacan reign (the Tihuanaco culture before the Incan empire). According to the mythology, the founders arose from the depths of the Lake Titicaca. The lake had a span of approxiametely 8330 sq km, 204 km long and 65 km wide and had a depth of 281 m.
The first of the two was constructed in the times of Don Pedro Cutimbo who was Cacique and governor of Chucuito (around 1535-1580).The walls were destroyed various times by the cycles of the centuries, in the varying historical accounts. Finally in the beginning years of the 20th century, the building was reconstucted for the noble lady Bernardina Pinazo Fernandez Cutimbo of Cabala, a generous and strong-willed woman. Her descendents' brothers Bustinza Cabala opened the doors of this historical house to host tourists and travellers from places near and far.
The other property hosts three buildings, spread amongst an amazing setting of nature and tranquility. Here, you can awaken to breath-taking views of the sun rising over the mystical Lake Titicaca and the snow-capped mountain chain, then to the south the Andean landscapes of vibrant green mountains, and colorful countryside fields, alive with organic cultivation.
The constructions were made following concepts of ecological Andean techniques, utilizing what mother Earth gifts to us. The majority of materials, like the building stones for example, are dug right from these same lands and were used to construct these buildings, maintaining a close-to-Earth connection. The main language spoken is spanish (also known as 'castellano'), and also widely spoken among the natives of this region is Aymara, a language originating from before the Incan times. The natives of those times called themselves '' Lupacas'', meaning 'sons of the sun' (Lupi = sun, haque = man).
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B&B Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Child Friendly
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Laundry Facilities
- Outdoor Terrace
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Guesthouse InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Cancellation policy: 24h.
Only cash payment accepted upon arrival.
Check in: 13:00
Check out: 12:00.
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Chucuito is mainly accessible by bus from Puno,Peru or Desaguadero, Bolivia. If arriving from other locations you most likely will take a connecting bus from either of the above locations.
-From Puno, you can take the local mini bus next to the Laykakota market for less than 50 cts euros (1.50 soles) about a 20 min ride.
-From Desaguadero, the big buses are less than 2 euros(7 soles) and the mini buses are about 2.5 euros (10 soles). The ride is about 2 hours.
-From the Cuzco bus station, Chucuito is just 5-6 hours north, and about 4-5 euros.
-From the Arequipa bus station, we are about 3-4 hours, and about 4 euros.
-The Peruvian capital of Lima is 20-40 euros, a 18-24 hour ride.There isnt a main bus station here, just individual bus companies located mainly next to the center or on Javier Prado Avenue.
There are also airplane options to fly from other cities (Lima, Arequipa, Cusco) within Peru to Juliaca which is about 45 min north of Puno. Ranging about 50 to 80 euros.
The Santa Barbara Property is just two blocks from the Chucuito main plaza, next to the mirador and one block of the main church.
Chucuito is established along the shores of the sacred Lake Titicaca at approxiametly 3812 meters above sea level. Chucuito is not only a gem in itself, but also for its accessibility totravel to many other amazing towns and sites.
This historical village town is about 18 km from the city Puno and is just two to three hours from the Bolivian border.
Chucuito is central to many interesting places like Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, etc...
From here, it is easy and possible to visit infinite wonders of Peru and Bolivia as well.
For here in Peru, we highly recommend:
peninsula of Chucuito, Acora and its beaches, July, Pomata, Yunguyo, the younger sister Lake Amantani, Taquile, Uros - the floating islands.
There are also many places full of archeological remains such as:
the tombs of Cutimbo, Sillustani, Aramu Muru, the Fertility Temple (in Chucuito)
Also Tiahuanaco Sanctuary is 2hrs away.