Travel Copan, Honduras

Mayan ruins in Honduras

June 18th, 2010

The Mayan ruins in Copan are a popular touristic attraction in Honduras so after our trip to Belize we decided to head straight to Copan which is located in the north of Honduras close to the border with Guatemala.

The archeological site of the Mayan ruins in Copan is home to several ancient temples and ruins of statues and decorated spaces which belonged to the Mayans and played an important role in Copán's dynastic history.

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Walking around in Copan makes you realize how special this place actually is and how an ancient Mayan civilization used to live here and today left their footprints for us to see.

There are many carved and inscripted stones around the Mayan ruins that symbolize the presence of the Maya people in Honduras and in the city they built in Copan. The ruins were discovered in 1570 but not excavated until the 19th century.

Our local guide Jose filled us in on every detail about the Mayan civilization and brought a great atmosphere. I would recommed booking a guided tour to the Mayan ruins of Copan not because you can't reach the site by yourself but because you will learn so much more about the history of Honduras and the importance of the Mayan traditions for the Honduran people.

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Travel Tips for Copan Honduras:

Where to stay in Copan: Hotel Hacienda El Jaral in Copan Ruinas.

What to do in Copan: Visit the Mayan ruins in Copan Ruinas, the most important archeological site in Honduras.

Where to eat in Copan: Twisted Tanya's restaurant in Copan Ruinas.

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Copan Weather

Mostly Cloudy
20 °C | 68 °F

Traveller

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Name: Desi
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Friends getaway

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Mayan ruins in Honduras
Continent: South America
Country: Honduras
City: Copan
Period: May 2010
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Views: 1347

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Liked: The history and beauty of Copan, friendly people.
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Trip Rating: Good

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