Over 12 centuries ago, the Copan Valley was inhabited by the great Maya Civilization. For them, this was the Sacred Valley of Scarlet Macaws. A nearby hill was named Macaw Mountain. The magnificent ball court in the center of the Acropolis still has the 6 markers resembling macaws.
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I must confess. Its been years since I I took a hike to the Archaeological Park in Copan Ruinas town to the Archaeological Park. But today, I was in the right mood, so I set out to take the short 2 km hike. The getting out of town was a bit of hassle. Because of […]
Christmas is always a time to be jolly. And Christmas in Honduras 2019 has so far been special. I am in the lovely town of Copan Ruinas for Christmas this year. It is always nice here, and yet this Christmas is especially nice. The reason is that the local town hall has made a special effort to decorate the central plaza.
The WestJet inaugural flight to Honduras was a milestone as the first scheduled non stop flight from Canada to Honduras. The flight originated in Toronto and landed in Roatan after an uneventful 4 plus hour flight. They flight operates once a week on Sunday. According to the WestJet web page, the flight will operate between […]
The Copan Prize is the most significant award for the tourism industry in Honduras. The prize is given once a year in during a gala dinner. The President himself attends the gala as an acknowledgement of the efforts by entrepreneurs to promote tourism in Honduras. Usually, the different tourism related associations, as well as the […]
Casa Villamil has a delightful interior courtyard, as well a lovely roof top area to enjoy breakfast with one of the best views of town. Best of all, as it is closely associated with the world-famous Hotel Marina Copan, you can order room service from the extensive, gourmet menu at Restaurant Glifos.
The new Re Think Café is now open on the ground level of the Mariposa Building. I could not help myself from stopping by and enjoying a good cup of coffee. Rethink Café offers indoor and dockside tables.
Yes, there is now a hotel that offers facilities for guests with limited lower extremity mobility in Roatan! The Richardson Serenity Villa in Roatan is now open and features 10 rooms. Of these, four rooms take into consideration the Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
As I was reading a post about Hurricane Dorian this morning, I came across an interesting fact that I quote: “According to the NOAA historical hurricane database, the only comparable Category 5 beating is the one administered to Honduras by Hurricane Mitch of 1998, which spent 12 hours within 50 miles of the island of Guanaja as a Category 5 storm.”
It has been three days, since the Pico Bonito mysterious steam clouds were first seen. At first we all thought that it was a fire in the jungle clad mountains just north of La Ceiba in Honduras. However it is now clear that this is not the case. One thing is clear to eyesight: the fumaroles are not coming from Pico Bonito peak. But rather from an area East of the peak within Pico Bonito National Park.