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Copan Ruinas valley of Kings, Sacred Valley of the Red Scarlet Macaw. Copan Ruinas is an ancient city in the mayan Empire. Located in western honduras at just under 10 minutes from the border with Guatemala el Florido. More than 138,000 visitors...more
We had seen Mayan ruins before at Tikal and Yaxha but these ones were not just a repeat from the previous ones. There are lots of stellae to see and hieroglyphs too. The tunnels are interesting and we were alone to visit them but the...More
Having come from Tikal and Yaxhá in northern Guatemala, what a surprise to hear that I could walk 1 km from the edge of town and explore at my own pace! The ruins are all right there for you - no trekking through paths within...More
The ruins of Copan are clearly the main attraction of the area and of mainland Honduras. A must see to anyone visiting the country. I will only through in my small insight, plan to be there around 12:30 when they feed the Macaws (near the...More
The ruins area is well kept. Visitor center staff is helpful. There are a couple of gift shops in there. Toilets are available for visitors. Parking space at no charge. Ticket included a small museum at the town centre. Def recommend visiting Copan Ruinas. Great...More
I did not enjoy the visit. It is a boring place and not worth the 15$ USD. IF you visited mexico or guatemala ( ruins) , they are 1000x nicer than the copan ruinas.More
Thank Abdullah E
CopanRuinas, Public Relations Manager at Copan Ruinas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018
Sorry to hear you got bored!! travel so far to get bored is sad to hear..
As honduras we have a saying that goes: .. " If you never get bored everywhere you go.. then you are not a boring person, the spirit of great...More
I have visited three times in the past and have always had a good relaxing time from watching the people and shopping and just being.
My favorite place is the plaza, Around the corner is a coffee shop,. If I remember correctly the cafe San...More
Thank Dennis E
CopanRuinas, Guest Relations Manager at Copan Ruinas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018
Hello Dennis E.
Thank your for your great review. We are most pleased to hear you are a comeback visitor. yes the roads are being upgraded by the minute and by mid next year we are all excited and just waiting for that moment to...More
Having been to Tikal, Chichen Itza and Tulum Maya ruins we found the Copan ruin with the restored carvings to be an absolute top site. What I did not realize about the ancient culture in the other Maya ruins came to live here. The museum...More
Honestly, if you are planning to go from Pedro Sula, make sure you give yourself 4-5 hours. It’s NOT 2.5-3 hours like most say. The road is one lane and filled with trucks, not to mention the construction once you get to Copan- 1.5 hours...More
CopanRuinas, Manager at Copan Ruinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018
Yes your are correct. most unfortunate we are for being the last remote city of the whole country. for many years we as copanecos claimed and almost begged for a new road, contant repairs were made as the new project for a new...More
Response from bertrand b | Reviewed this property |
If you visit Angkor in Cambodia, it is free for the local people and you have to pay if you are a tourist.
I consider it is fait if there is a big difference of income between the local people and the tourists
I would say the latest you can go is around 1 pm , because the walk can take a couple hours. After that if going to the museum or the gift shop you must be heading back home since its starting to get dark and more dangerous... More
I would say the latest you can go is around 1 pm , because the walk can take a couple hours. After that if going to the museum or the gift shop you must be heading back home since its starting to get dark and more dangerous. The locals and the tour guides dont recommend going there so late, so this is mainly for the brave adventurers among you .
Response from TravelinGal2010 | Reviewed this property |
I second Explorer 1's recommendation to hire a driver. You don't want to be alone anywhere along the road. In Copan, you may want to stay at Hacienda El Jamon on the east side. It is a former working ranch with cabanas and... More
I second Explorer 1's recommendation to hire a driver. You don't want to be alone anywhere along the road. In Copan, you may want to stay at Hacienda El Jamon on the east side. It is a former working ranch with cabanas and plenty of space for the girls to play.
If you spend a night in San Pedro Sula, my favorite hotel is the Intercontinental. It is next to the mall, but you should not go to the mall without a Honduran escort. Even entering the parking lot alone marks you as a tourist and a potential target.