Tierra Viva Puno Plaza Hotel is located in Grau Street, at the historic center of the city. This strategic location allows our guests easy access to several of the city´s main attractions, such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Dreyer Museum. The hotel is also next to Lima Street, the city´s most commercial and cosmopolitan street, where travellers may enjoy the best restaurants, popular art stores and artistic bars and peñas in Puno.
However, the vibrancy and intensity of Puno’s historical center does not prevent our guests from enjoying the peace and rest every traveller needs. Our hotel’s design, with spacious and bright rooms and a modern soundproof system in the windows, allows our guests the outmost comfort and rest after a long day discovering Lake Titicaca and the Andean Plateau.
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza Hotel combines a modern design of spacious and luminous areas with a decoration that introduces our guests to the Andean Plateau’s culture. Inside our walls you will find masks used in the Candelaria feast, shawls or mantones from Puno’s pandilla, Andean weavings and traditional quipus.
On the first floor you will find our lobby, our Business Center (available free of charge for all of our guests), the elevator, and the dinning room where our buffet breakfasts featuring Andean products are served. Our hotel offers 30 spacious rooms and a staff of workers, all born and raised in Puno, who will make you feel at home.
We work jointly with the city’s main restaurants and a tourist operator who can help you discover Puno and its whereabouts’ traditional attractions as well as their most hidden and enigmatic locations.Check in: 12:00 Check out: 10:00 Breakfast: 6:00-10:00
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza Hotel offers 30 spacious rooms, decorated with pieces that showcase Puno’s beautiful popular art, and equipped with everything you need to enjoy a peaceful rest after spending the day discovering Puno.
Since we started operating this hotel, Tierra Viva Puno Plaza Hotel has been in the top rankings of TripAdvisor, and visitors have acknowledged the characteristics that define our personality and inspiration: first class personalized service, room comfort, and the hotel’s centric location.
Our rooms are spacious, comfortable and bright. Our carpets make them cozy and the hermetic and soundproof windows make them quiet. All rooms feature closets, a private bathroom, King or Queen orthopedic mattresses, LCD TV with cable service, national and international telephone service and 24 hours free Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza Hotel is located in Puno’s historical center, at approximately 3,840 meters above sea level, next to the cosmopolitan Lima Street, and just one block away from the Plaza de Armas and its beautiful 18th Century Cathedral.
Many of the city’s most interesting attractions, such as its museums, churches and centers of popular art, as well as the main shops and restaurants, are very close to the hotel.
Our privileged location will allow you to experience the intensity of the city named the folkloric capital of Peru and America, and at the same time, to enjoy the isolation, privacy and comfort every traveller needs. From our hotel and with the help of the tourist operator we work with, you will be able to reach the most interesting attractions of one of Peru’s most beautiful regions.
With the GPS it is very easy to reach our hotel or learn the location of the main attractions in the city. Seize your day!
Puno offers three great experiences. First of all, the magnificent lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, located between Peru and Bolivia. It has an area of 8,600 km2 and a maximum depth of 285 meters, characteristics which create especial climate conditions that allowed for the birth of life and the domestication of species thousands of years ago.
The lake, which includes a protected area called the National Titicaca Reserve, has approximately 40 islands. Half of these islands are Peruvian and their names come from the Spanish encomendadoreswho lived in this area. The floating islands of the Uros and Taquile stand out due to their extraordinary weavings, which were recognized as a World Heritage by the UNESCO. The enigmatic chullpas de Sillustaniare located in Lake Utumayo, a part of Titicaca.
Between Puno and Juliaca is the Umayo lake which millions of years ago belonged to a much greater Titicaca, covering almost the entire Altiplano. Next to that lake are chullpas Sillustani and several Qoyas communities where you can live rich life experiences.
In the southern route to Desaguadero and Bolivia are some of the most interesting churches in southern Peru. In Chucuito, wrench, Juli and Pomata, the Jesuits built temples, between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which were the epicenter of the expeditions to the missions of Paraguay and the Route de Mojos in Bolivia. In the church of San Juan Bautista de Juli an extraordinary wealth of paintings from the Cusco School that make this place a must visit on our trip to the heights remains.
The other experience offered by this department is inside, between the pampas and a bunch of grass. The Altiplano has hiding places little known but full of magic, history and splendor. In Lampa, the pink city located 30 minutes from Juliaca, preserved a beautiful church made of stone, two identical replica of the Pieta by Michelangelo and a museum of the painter Humareda.
From Ayaviri, which includes the Cathedral, cheeses and Cancacho, the characteristic dish of lamb, there is an access of rocks to the forest Tinajani. In this vast natural area the wind has created fanciful shapes with cannons and sandstone, making the site a magical and unique place in the department. Every August there is a festival of native dances that brings together thousands of dancers from across the Ande.
At the top of Tinajani is Tarukani, the forest of Puya Raimondi, the largest of Peru. These plants have the biggest inflorescence in the world, made up of thousands of tiny flowers are fertilized in turn by the smallest bird there, the hummingbird.
And finall the city of Puno. The capital of the department of the same name retains a rich history that is reflected in their churches, plazas and colonial houses. But perhaps its their dances, costumes, music and folk art what stands out the most. It is this culture that can be seen in February during the Virgen de la Candelaria festivities, and many other held in neighborhoods and nearby communities. Without a doubt, Puno is considered the folklore capital of Peru and America.