Copan Ruinas is without doubt the most charming and cosmopolitan village in Honduras. Located in the mountainous region of northwestern Honduras near the famous Maya ruins in the Copan Valley, this village has attracted archaeologists, students, and fascinated travelers from around the world since the 1840s.
With its extraordinary ruins, delightful climate, picturesque valley, pine-covered mountains, and meandering rivers, Copan graciously welcomes worldly guests while retaining its cultural identity and a genuine feeling of community.
Much More than Ruins
The ancient Maya chose well when they built their city in this tranquil and elegant valley in the 400s. Today Copan is much more than a “visit to the ruins'.
Comfortable hotels and guesthouses provide excellent accommodations and a welcome variety of cuisine can be found in small restaurants lining cobblestone streets. A wide range of options for cultural and eco-tourism are available in a safe and relaxed environment.
You can visit the ancient Maya sites or modern Ch’ortí’ Maya villages, ride horses to Macaw Mountain or to Hacienda San Lucas, spend an afternoon at the hot springs, visit any of the three local museums or tour a high altitude coffee farm.
You can enjoy the valley’s , hike in remote valleys, swim in clear mountain streams, or simply enjoy the charm of the adobe and tile roofed village. Whatever your particular interests, we are sure your time in Copan will offer you fond memories. It was clearly a special place for the ancient Maya and remains a magical valley for modern travelers today.