La Estancia is built on Bolivia’s mystical Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca. Their ecolodge is located in the Southeast area of the island near the community of La Estancia, from which it gets its name. It is an eco-tourism project that represents and preserves the traditions of the Aymara local culture.
They began building La Estancia in March 1999 with the premise of being a sustainable eco-tourism project. Their most important initiatives were to respect the traditions and architecture of the area, as well as including the local people.
The construction of their entire site respects and rescues the agricultural terraces which date back to the pre-Columbian era. The use of local materials such as adobe (mud bricks), straw and stone, ensure low environmental impact whilst maintaining Andean architectural traditions, allowing their lodge to coexist harmoniously within its surroundings.