Copan Ruinas

Heiroglyphic stairway in Copan Ruinas
Photo by: Adal-Honduras, Creative Commons

Copan Ruinas is another interesting city in Honduras. It’s beautiful and historically rich. It is a beautiful village paved in cobblestone and surrounded by white adobe buildings with well-shaped red tile roofs, Copan Ruinas is a serene and a relaxing oasis to many. Besides is ancient culture, the place also boasts of an untouched environment within the Copan Ruinas’ foothills.

Copan Ruinas is especially recognized for the Maya Ruins. It is considered by many archaeologists as the cultural center of the Maya World and is designated as a World Heritage Site. Copan Ruinas is one of the least explored cities that have so much to offer. Coffee and spa tours are very common in Copan. Numerous activities await the excited tourists, such as hiking to the hidden waterfalls, bird watching, horseback riding, canopy tours, kayaking and tubing on the Copan river, mountain biking, soaking in the Thermal and therapeutic hot springs and camping in the remote national parks.

Other fun site seeing activities include visits to the aquatic park, museums, the Indigenous Maya communities, the only Maya children’s museum, colonial towns in the mountains and a tour of course to the famous Maya and Los Sapos Ruins.

The Sculpture Museum is a very unforgettable cultural building of Copan Ruinas. It is located at the archaeological park. Its accompanying museum, the Copan museum, exhibits a wide array of artefacts from ruins. For those who search for fine Central American cuisine, the restaurants to visit are the Café Welchez, the Cafeteria Rosalila, Carnitas Nia Lola, and Casa de Todo. Most restaurants are either located in the town’s center on in any of Copan’s great hotels.

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