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 […]
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 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 Marina Copan Convention Center opened its doors and hosted its first event earlier this month. This is a fantastic venue that opens many different possibilities for Copan. There is no doubt that this convention center, together with the new highway, is the beginning of a new and very bright future for Copan Ruinas!
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The top 5 destinations in Honduras are the following. Copan Ruinas, Roatan, Utila, Atlantida and Lake Yojoa. They are the five brightest shining stars in Honduras. I hope that you can fit most of them in your travel itinerary and get to discover Honduras. Happy travels!
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.
I had a pleasant surprise when I came to visit the new Café San Rafael. In addition to the outstanding coffee and awesome artisan cheeses that you can find there, I found that they are also a wine bar in Copan Ruinas!
Most anyone who has been to Copan Ruinas in the last few years complains about the highway. I was just there for the weekend and am happy to provide the following Copan Ruinas highway update. I drove from La Ceiba to Copan Ruinas last Friday and just got back home a couple of hours ago.