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Address: Avenida Mirador calle 18 Conejo | City of Copán Ruinas, Copan 41209, Honduras
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fascinating Mayan Site, all the better with the excellent Virgilio to guide us around!

My friend and I visited Tikal in Guatemala last year and so we were keen to visit the Copan site while we were in Honduras. We arrived at Copan just before 8am and bought... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

My friend and I visited Tikal in Guatemala last year and so we were keen to visit the Copan site while we were in Honduras. We arrived at Copan just before 8am and bought tickets as soon as the office opened. There were only a few people there at this time so you have the park pretty much to yourself... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

small but very beautiful and interesting ruins.Best to hire a guide for a more meaningful experience.get there at 8 am opening time and you should have the grounds practically to yourself.

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Reviewed 3 May 2015

I met some cool Brits in the morning on the shuttle on the way to Copan. We all wanted to check them out so we booked a room at the Iguana Azul Hostel and then walked the 1km to the gate of the ruins. The staff were friendly and have tour guides if you desire (for a charge). We walked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We Stayed 2 days in Copan ruinas and really enjoyed it. The best experience we had there was a horse ride with Margarito Vega, the best guide of Copan! Margarito knows a lot about Copan and the Mayas and is also extremely friendly and really good fun! It is better to go directly to him instead of booking a horse... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Viewing an ancient culture that existed from thousands of years BC to over 800 years AD in one afternoon was mind boggling! Our top-notch tour guide Oscar, provided a very informative and detailed description of all we saw, while still making it interesting, well-paced and at times humorous. Seeing the various stages of the renovation, from mounds of unearthed ruins,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

For anyone who has been to Chichen or Tikal, this is the next great city. Very different and, of course, fascinating. I highly recommending spend extra for a tour. See if Maritza is available, she is excellent and has a lot of experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Very well preserved by comparison to some other Mayan sites. The coolest thing is the scarlet macaws - they are everywhere showing off their squawking and plumage!

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Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

This TripAdvisor site seems to be confused between the town of Copan Ruinas and the archeological ruins - Copan There are no hotels by the ruins. It is a little hike from town - not bad or could use tuk-tuk. You must have a guide to be able to get a feeling of this site - or read a book... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Well we didn't take a guide so not sure how much we missed. I did find that from my eavesdropping in the sculpture museum that the guide was giving slightly more information than the signs. We had a book that described the different temples and stela so it wasn't so bad but if you can afford a guide why not.... More 

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

loved it all.. nice to see the makaws as well.. took us a half day as ruins are not of great interest to us. However, an education to be had by all and a guide is the best way to see the site.

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