About Copan

The magical city of Copan Ruins is located in the Copán Valley in Western Honduras. The city was founded after the first explorers, towards the end of the XIX century. Nowadays, along with many investigators, over 100,000 people make the journey yearly to admire the great legacy of the dynasty founded by King K´inich Yax  K´uk´ Mo (Great Sun, first Quetzal Macaw) In Copan Ruins, you can enjoy unforgettable experiences in the ancient city, its beautiful setting and its friendly habitants.

What can I find in Copan?

Without a doubt, the main attraction is the Administrative, Political and religious site of the ancient Copan Ruins, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 and main source of information for everything about the Maya civilization.

Tourist Activities available include

  • Mayan Archaeology
  • Museums
  • Birdwatching
  • Health and well being
  • Horseback riding
  • Agritourism
  • Adventure


For further information regarding hotels, restaurants and other activities, please visit the Copan Ruins Chamber of Tourism www.copanhonduras.org