Puno is a department of Peru located in the southeast of the country.
The lake titikaka is the highest navigable lake in the world. Sacred place since immemorial time by the native populations of Quechua and Aymara cultures. The huge lake covers over 8,500 km2 (3.282 miles) and has 176 km (109 miles) long and 50 km (31 miles) wide.
In puno we can find the Lake Titikaka and the unique islands, main attraction on the region, like Uros Floating Island, Taquile and Amantani Island.
There are also alternatives such as tourist sites in Puno like:
From mid-December to March: Constants rains, hot weather (20°C Day, 3°C night av.).
April to June: Specially June is the coldest month in Puno (15°C Day; until -10°C night).
Mid-July – Mid-September: Wind months, if you take boats to Islands of Titicaca you could have some dizziness due the movements of the boats.
Mid-September – December: Usually sky is clear all days.
Pharmacies: Located mainly across Lima St. 3rd Block -> (Arcangel, Inkafarma,).
Banks and ATM: Located mainly in Lima St. 4th Block (Interbank, BCP, Continental, ScotiaBank).
Money Exchange Houses: Many of them are located at Tacna St. 232 and Lima St 4th Block. Take care with old or broken bills (they don’t accept them).
$2-4: Chinese food could be one option; you can find many of them in Arequipa St Block 3 and Moquegua St. Block 1.
$4-7: Internacional restaurant located between Libertad and Moquegua St. have a good reputation between high-medium class of Punenos.
$7-10: There are a lot of Pizzerias in Puno two of the best are Ekekos Restaurant Pizza (at Lima St. 365) and Machu Pizza (located at Tacna St. 276); also a good option is Choza de Oscar (Libertad St. 354) with traditional dances and dishes list (dances start at 07:30 pm until 09:00 pm)
$10 +: Mojsa (Located at Lima St. 635) Great location at Plaza de Armas with a variety of dishes, it’s the highly recommended Restaurant in Puno, the dishes are so good based on Peruvian and International food.
Café: CECOVASA Located at “Casa del Corregidor” Deustua St. 576, many kinds of local and traditional cafés.
Ice Cream: CHEPYS Located between Lima and Puno Street; Too many flavors from $0.5USD ~ $2.00 USD.
Bakery: Ricos Pan Located at Moquegua St. 326; many excellent milk shakes, expressos, cafes, bread, cakes, etc.
Mirador Condor Wasi.
Bring broke or old bill dollars (Changes houses don’t accept it).
Bills of $1.00 are changed with S/2; less than the average ($1USD – S/2.70).
People that try to sell you tours in terminal buses (informal agents on the bus station that offer you very well offer tours, in most cases you will be ripped off.
Puno is a quiet city; normally you can walk without problems until midnight. However is preferable to take you bags in front of you, also take care with pockets pickers on Central Market or Pino Park (Especially on festivities).
Electricity: All devices operated in 220 v.
What to Wear: Generally Puno in the mornings is hot, so take with you lightly clothes, in the night temperature can decrease too fast until -5°C, so wear warm clothes.
Attitude Sickness: For a normal dizzy is highly recommended to drink COCA tea, for more information check this LINK