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.
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 […]
Travelers visiting Copan Ruinas can expect a unique bonus this holiday. The Copan Ruinas Easter Bonus is that the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History will put on a display two unique pieces that are not currently on display.
More and more, when in Honduras you hear about the Lenca Ethnic group. But who are the Lenca people? Where do they live? How many of them are there? As you probably already know, there is a region in Western Honduras we call the Lenca Route or Lenca Trail. As far as tourism in concerned, […]
Back in 1839, a British explorer named Frederick Catherwood, architect, photographer and drawer sat in the dense jungle in the lush Copan Valley. His task was to draw the spectacle that laid before him.
Also known as the “Cave of the Glowing Skulls” these unique caves are near Catacamas. Catacamas is one of the two important cities in Olancho, Honduras. The find was unique, as the caves served as a ceremonial burial ground for an ancient civilization. Olancho is officially outside the Mesoamerican region.
There are many colonial buildings in Honduras that remind us of our time as a Spanish Colony. The most plentiful and outstanding are religious buildings. The most magnificent are without doubt the colonial Cathedrals in Comayagua and Tegucigalpa. There are two different colonial buildings in Honduras that are a result of military efforts to protect the territory.
There is no other tree as big and impressive in Mesoamerica as the Ceiba Tree. The tree grows to epic proportions, and does so fast. An adult Ceiba Tree towers well over the rest of the tropical rain forest Canopy
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Honduras is a small country, so you can only imagine that there are few things to do in Honduras right? Wrong! Honduras is a small country, but there are many great things to do in Honduras! Following is a compilation of the top things to do in Honduras.
The international Archaeological community was surprised by a new find. Excavations in Copan, Honduras one again shed light about the magnificent Maya. Yes Copan Ruinas, in Honduras!