What to do Next: Explore Honduras’s Copan Maya Archaeology Site

July 2013

Copán: Through the Eyes of an Archaeologist

It is said that Guatemala’s Tikal is to Honduras’s Copán what New York is to Paris-a fair comparison, if you think of Tikal as an ode to soaring pyramids and temples and Copán as a toast to artistic and cultural…

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Around Town: Copán Ruinas

If you’re visiting the Copán archaeological site, chances are you’ll be staying in the town of Copán Ruinas. Lucky you. Within walking distance of the site, this quaint, cobblestoned community and the picturesque countryside around it offer a tidy selection…

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Saving Birds at Macaw Mountain

 For the past decade, the Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve has rescued and rehabilitated many of Central America’s most incredible tropical birds, from keel-billed toucans and scarlet macaws to emerald tucanets and red-throated parakeets. Located just outside of…

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A Copán Favorite: Hacienda San Lucas

A Spanish colonial hacienda set in the blue-green hills of the Copán valley, San Lucas is the place to stay if you’re visiting the Copán archaeological site. Just a 15-minute drive from the town of Copán Ruinas (itself within walking…

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A 9-day Trip of Honduran Highlights

If you’re traveling to Honduras and looking for a trip that combines ruins, rainforests, and reefs, this 9-day itinerary will more than fit the bill. In just over a week, you’ll visit the Copán archaeological site and surrounding attractions, explore…

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