Departamento de Copán Travel Guide

  • Ruinas de Copan
    Ruinas de Copan
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  • Stela E and view of Structure 4, Copan
    Stela E and view of Structure 4, Copan
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  • View from Ballcourt across to Ceremonial Court
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  • Necropolis

    Copán Things to Do

    Initially thought as an area of tombs, the name "The Necropolis" was given to this site. However, it has since been determined that this was a residential area. However by this time the name had stuck to the site.

  • Hacienda San Lucas

    Copán Hotels

    Copan Ruinas, Copan, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Copan cons

    Copán Transportation

    We thought we had better let people know that there is a scam going on in Copan which will cause independant travellers a lot of grief. Travelling to Copan from Antigua no problem 125 quetzales door to door service leaving 4am arriving 10ish. Checked onward travel all the same everywhere in Copan $29 to Purto Barrios , Rio Dolce etc.  Costly but to...


Santa Rosa de Copán

  • Mercado

    Santa Rosa de Copán Things to Do

    Off the plaza, behind the cathedral is a market place. Step through the entrance into an enclosed patio area with a food concession at the center. Around the patio are colonial style business covered by tile roofs. I didn't see much worth buying for the tourist, however. This was apparently not the busiest of markets in the city.

  • Colonial Street Architecture

    Santa Rosa de Copán Things to Do

    It's worth a few minutes to walk some side streets in Santa Rosa de Copan to shoot pictures of the brightly colored and sometimes restored colonial buildings. The narrow elevated sidewalks are sometimes filled with vendors, so expect to step into the traffic of these congested cobbled streets.

  • One of the Decent Places to Dine in Town

    Santa Rosa de Copán Restaurants

    My wife ordered a very nice looking soup, while I ordered a beef dish. I can't recall to many of the details, but it seems we had chips and salsa. The food was good, and the well lit location on the second floor of a restored old colonial building was quite charming. The owners try to effect a contemporary design and play American music. There's a...


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