I almost booked my 3 nights with Casa de Cafe but I couldn't justify paying an extra $25 per night when Casa Dona Elena B&B boasted an equally high rating compared to the "#1 B&B" according to TripAdvisor. I'm so glad I made that choice because this B&B went above and beyond my expectations. Nery (the proprietor) was waiting patiently for us in his pickup truck even though our flight into Copan Ruinas was late. He got us all settled in and we immediately felt at home. The room was ridiculously clean with new comfortable beds and hot showers. The locals in Copan really like to celebrate anything and everything so if you are a light sleeper, it's best to bring a set of earplugs but it wasn't a problem for us. The B&B is high up on a hill but it's an easy and safe walk to the town centre. If you are feeling lazy, you can always take a tuktuk for about 20 lps. Nery or any of the other staff can help you call one of their trusted tuktuk drivers to take you to anywhere from the Macaw Bird Park to Hacienda San Lucas at very reasonable prices. You can even arrange to have them pick you up at a certain time if you're worried about getting a tuktuk back to town.
Try to have at least a lunch or dinner at their B&B since Elena (Nery's mom) is a fantastic cook. When we had dinner there, we saw quite a few locals come in to enjoy mom's cooking.
They have a friendly dog (Lucky) on site and even a couple of parakeets that they let out during the day. Nery is also a certified tour guide so if you're looking for someone who is completely fluent in English (not too easy to find in Central America), he's the guy for you!
We look forward to staying at this B&B when we return to Copan Ruinas
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Doña Elena B&B is owned and operated by a local family dedicated to hosting and care of travelers for more than 15 years. Our strategic location in the heights of Copan Ruinas keeps away from the noises of the lively downtown, yet only a few minutes from all main points of interest. Our privileged location grants the best panoramic view of the valley and it's surrounding mountains right from your room's balcony also surrounded by open areas with tropical gardens that promise to make you feel relaxed and at peace. Each room is equipped with: - Full size beds with firm Pillow-top mattresses- Bed-side table with night lamp- Private Hot-water bathroom- LCD Cable TV- Breezy yet silent ceiling fan- A/C Units - Panoramic windows viewing mountain and/or garden- Private balcony or patio- Fast speed Wi-Fi- Lots of space and hygieneCome stay with us, you'll be happy you did! ... more less