Copan

The crown jewel of Honduras travel on mainland Honduras, Copan is the main gateway for travelers arriving to Honduras by land from Guatemala. A charming travel destination with a variety of hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops with services catering to everything from the budget traveler looking for a hostel as well as to upscale travelers that require deluxe accommodations. Copan offers the most elaborate high relief sculptures in the Mayan World, with 2 world class archaeological museums. The Copan Valley is famous for its bird watching opportunities, and boasts the most complete aviary with native macaws, toucans and parrots of Honduras and Central America. The Copan Archaeological site is the most studied Mayan archaeological site in the world and offers a complete picture of how the Mayans lived.

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Copan

Copan

The Copan ruins majestically display ancient natural culture, and the people of the town of Copan have become friendly merchants, working in an envious …

Copan Ruins

Copan Ruins

The most accessible ruins of the ancient Mayan culture, Copan offers a beautifully quaint town …

Honduras’ Copan Ruinas: A Weekend Getaway

Copan Ruinas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Honduras.  It is known for its famous…

Copan – A Colorful Cultural Destination

Ancient culture meets New World savvy in this popular tourist Mecca. The sound of marimba music rises up…

Traditional Honduran Food – Atol Chuco in Copan

Traditional Honduran food varies from region to region. Atol Chuco is a very Copaneco experience. Cool Copan mornings…

Copan Airport

Copan AirportA small airport will be built in Rio Amarillo, a district in western Honduras near the Copan Mayan archaeological site, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said. The Rio Amarillo airport project was conceived several years ago as part of an effort to boost tourism in western Honduras, but construction has been delayed. Meetings are planned with […]…

Honduras Tourism

Honduras Tourism

In his inaugural address, Honduras President Hernandez emphasized the main proposal of his campaign, to reduce insecurity in the country, which is to a great extent the result of activities…

Rastrajon – Copan Ruinas – Honduras

Rastrajon – Copan Ruinas – Honduras

COPÁN, Honduras — On a steamy afternoon in late August, a blue helicopter flashed over Copán, Honduras, carrying the country’s vice president to the official opening of an archaeological site,…

Best Artisan Cheese in Central America

Best Artisan Cheese in Central America

For years, an ongoing wish was for good cheese in Honduras. Finally it is no longer a dream. It is here!  And has been for a few years.  I just now had the opportunity to sample it myself in Copan Ruinas.  I had heard of the cheese guy but did not have time to follow […]

Rastrojón Archaeological Site in Copan Free to the Public

Rastrojón Archaeological Site in Copan Free to the Public

The official opening of the the Rastrojón Archaeological Site in Copan took place on Wednesday, and tourists will be happy to learn that the entrance fee is being waived for the first two months.

Archaeology

Archaeology

Things to Do in Honduras:  Archaeology Because of its geographic location, Honduras has outstanding opportunities for the archaeology buffs.  The crown jewel is the Mayan archaeological site of Copan, located in Western Honduras. Copan not only boasts the largest glyph text of the Mayan World, it is also the site that has been under scientific investigation longer […]

Mayan Site El Rastrojón Opens in Honduras

Mayan Site El Rastrojón Opens in Honduras

The opening of El Rastrojón will begin with the participation of Honduran archaeologist Jorge Ramos, working in Copan since 2007, and William Fash, a Harvard University archaeologist,

Copan Travel Update – New Year 2013

Copan Travel Update – New Year 2013

I was in Copan Ruinas between the 30th of December and the 2nd of January 2013, and made it a point of finding out what is new in town, new being I guess the significant changes of the past 18 months or so. I must confess, I was quite pleasantly surprised. For a change, I […]

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