Long known for its artistically significant Maya ruins, Copán Ruinas offers you a quaint setting amid cobblestone streets, outdoor markets, shops and restaurants featuring authentic and international cuisine. You can also enjoy a variety of cultural sites and ecological excursions in the surrounding countryside. Nearby activities include coffee plantation tours, horseback riding, bird sanctuaries, hot springs and spa, bird watching tours, a Maya children’s museum, Spanish language schools, historical museums and much more.
DISCOVER & EXPERIENCE
MAYA SITE OF COPAN (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE)
The ancient Maya ruins of Copan, the cultural pride of Honduras, area UNESCO World Her itage Site that has delighted visitors for years. Discovered in 1570, the ruins of Copán, one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization, were not excavated until the 19th century.
MACAW MOUNTAIN BIRD PARK
Transfer to the Tropical Bird Park by motorcycle taxi or horse back riding. The Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve is an innovative tropical bird reserve in the Copán Ruinas that cares for rescued and endangered birds of the American tropics. It offers a first class experience in an unspoiled part of the world. Here you learn about and interact with the intelligent, colorful birds of Central America.
Step back in time and visit a traditional indigenous Chortí Maya community, located in a beautiful pine forest just a few miles west of the Copán Ruinas. You will have the opportunity to make tortillas and pottery with the local craftswomen.
As their name suggests, the Aguas Calientes are hot and soothing. Soak in the clear, cool stream as the hot thermal waters rush down the mountainside creating a natural thermal jacuzzi. The hot springs are just 21km from town
ADVENTUROUS HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS
On these tours you will be taken around Copan Ruinas town and mountainous sorroundings, where you will appreciate the local color and even go to the river bed that runs nearby the town.