Escape from Georgia’s Cold and Snow; Travel to the Mayan Ruins in Copan, Honduras


If you need a break from the normality of daily life you might consider a short trip down to Copán. Given Georgia’s proximity to the south of the United States, and having the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, getting to Copán, Honduras is a cost efficient option for a get away.

Tourist at the Archaeological park in Copan Honduras

Tourist at the Archaeological park in Copan Ruinas Honduras

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and was the home of the 1996 Olympics and is well equipped with transportation for its residents in and out of the city and a Mayan trek like Copán is not the most difficult journey.

Copán is a city of Honduras near the Guatemalan border to the west. It is home to some of the best archaeological sites in the world. Copán is home to many expatriates who came to the city as visitors and now call the place home. You can expect to be amazed by the Mayan history that is in Copán and the journey from Georgia is relatively simple considering what you will achieve on arrival.

From most major cities in Georgia you can expect to get a simple flight to San Pedro Sula passing through Houston. San Pedro Sula is the second biggest city in Honduras and around a three hour bus ride from Copán. The flight to San Pedro Sula can be provided with United Airlines and the expected cost is around 600 dollars for your round trip airfare. You can expect an airtime of under six hours from Georgia. There will be other routes offered to Copán from most Georgia, locations such as from Savannah, so be sure to take note of the most convenient for you and in particular the changeover coming out of your Georgian city.

The most efficient route out is Atlanta on Delta Airlines through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where you will have direct flights to San Pedro Sula in less than 3 hours and most cities in Georgia will also get you to Houston where United Airlines will get you to San Pedro Sula with little hassle.

Once you have landed in San Pedro Sula, you may consider exploring the city for a day as it’s the second largest city in Honduras, although, you can get a bus ride with Hedman Alas directly to Copán, for around 30 dollars and an expected travel time of around three hours on a picturesque mountain road.

For some residents of Georgia a trip to Miami can also be thrown in along the way. Although, this is with American Airlines offering flights once you arrive in Miami. Miami will give you an exclusive night out in some of the world’s best nightclubs and assist with kicking you into vacation mode and your flight from here to Copan after a short two-hour flight to San Pedro Sula.

The cost of this route in money and time is relatively similar to passing through Houston, although, you will require a bit of “bling” for hitting the town in Miami, so this could stretch the budget for some. Once again this route will take you to San Pedro Sula where you will require a bus to Copán for now; but starting in mid March of 2015 the new Copan Ruins Airport will be fully operational with the capability of handling jets carrying up to 100 passengers.

Copan Ruins Airport in Rio Amarillo Honduras just 18 kilometers form the Mayan Reins of Copan is slated to open in March of 2015

Copan Ruins Airport in Rio Amarillo Honduras just 18 kilometers form the Mayan Reins of Copan is slated to open in March of 2015
A dream come true for many many years!

So one more short flight will allow you to quickly blend into the Mayan wonders of the world.

Artistic Display in Ruinas de Copan Honduras

Artistic Display in Ruinas de Copan Honduras

Either way, the Mayan fix you receive in Copán is bound to kick-start your fascination for its history and the culture in Copán.

You will take in some of the finest treks the world has to offer in the midst of extraordinary natural settings.

Red Macaws at the Copan Ruins Archaeological Park in Honduras

Red Macaws at the Copan Ruins Archaeological Park in Honduras

There are many dining options in while staying in Copan; all the way from Mayan inspired meals to Honduran Typical Food.

But be sure not to miss one of the most fun restaurants and favorite to many Expats living in not just Copan but the entire country of Honduras by paying a visit to the famous Twisted Tanya’s establishment.

Twisted Tanya's Restaurant and Bar in Copan Honduras

Twisted Tanya’s Restaurant and Bar in Copan Honduras
A favorite must visit by locals as well as tourist from all over the world!

Enjoy your time in Copán.


With a trip this close to Georgia it is one that won’t be your last.

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