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Copan Ruinas

Copan, Honduras
+504 9729-4848
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“mayan ruins” (125 reviews)
“great ruins” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Copan, Honduras
+504 9729-4848
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Very nice place to visit if you like history and ruins. We found a local guide just as we arrived and did not wait at all for an english tour. Very friendly and professional guide. A must see if you go to Honduras.

1  Thank Whalers555
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I went as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) tour group. We had an excellent local guide. The place is amazing. A knowledgeable tour guide really adds to the experience. The entrance fee was $15. There was another $15 free (which we didn't do)...More

2  Thank travel1948
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Its such an interesting and beautiful mayan ruins. You can take a look or a ahort walk inside some piramids its a good historical place .

1  Thank Lorena V
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Choose to go to Copan Ruins since I have already seen three other Maya Ruins at Mexico. Copan was a key city for the Maya. Extraordinary. Some Macaw birds are free at the ruins. Larger park than the ones at Yucatan, Mexico. Must do the...More

1  Thank anti-allinclusive
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Copan Ruinas is, indeed, one of the most beautiful towns in Honduras!! Stone-paved streets, old buildings, nice restaurants and cafés... museums, and of course the Mayan ruins!! You can go everywhere by foot, but if you want to go to the Spa and hot springs,...More

1  Thank Willians C
Reviewed 14 July 2015

It is a historical place of Mayans. The sculture are great experience to appreciate. The guide are very prepare to explain

1  Thank Gladys A
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I was there in 1989 while stationed in Honduras. This was a great place to see some historical and very well preserved ruins. A must see if you are in Honduras.

Thank Jose Luis A
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We were here at the beginning of June 2015. We spent the morning here before it got too hot as there is not a lot of shade and the sun is unrelenting. We hired a guide Tony who has worked here for 38 years and...More

Thank piscesrmt
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The whole experience was great! Good food, good attractions, good service. Transportation in Tuk tuks is really cheap and fast, no need to have a rented car.

2  Thank Karol M
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We wisely hired a private guide who was worth the $35 fee. He pointed out many things that we would have missed on our own and was very knowledgeable about the spiritual aspects of the Ancient Maya. Ask for Mike-Honduran by birth but grew up...More

Thank Francie C
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Trevor B
Hi all. My wife, 3 year old twin daughters, 5 year old daughter and myself will be traveling to Roatan in October. We originally thought to spend 10-14 days in Roatan. We are going for a wedding. We planned to stay at the Clarion in French Harbor with access to Little French Key during the wedding for the first half of the trip. We then planned to move over to West Bay for the next half. Now we are considering using the 2nd half of the trip to go visit Copan Ruinas. The town sounds like it would be a nice place to visit and the ruins would be pretty cool to check out. It would be a way to see more of the country and culture. We would take a 2pm ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba, then get a rental car. I would like to drive straight to Copan Ruinas that day but I don't think we can get there before dark. So we would spend the night in La Ceiba or San Pedro Sula and finish the drive to Copan the next day. For those that have done this before, is that an ok plan?Your thoughts? I've read the road to Copan from San Pedro can be bumpy or confusing. We don't mind a bumpy road. I've also read mixed reviews about San Pedro, but we both grew up in cities and aren't afraid of them as long as we are being smart about our travels. We just want to make sure we are being wise, especially bringing along our 3 daughters. The bus is an idea, but we feel like we have more freedom with a car, and we don't think the girls would be keen on a 8 hour bus ride. We are booked to fly into Roatan but have not planned our route home. In short we would ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba, make the trip to Copan Ruinas, either spending a night in La Ceiba or San Pedro Sula. Spend 3 days in Copan Ruinas, not including travel days, then drive to San Pedro Sula to catch a flight home. We would probably have to spend another night in San Pedro Sula before we fly home. Is the trip with the 3 kids worth it to go see Copan Ruinas, or would you all recommend maximizing our time in Roatan? What are your experiences in making the drive to Copan Ruinas? I know there is also a lot that can be seen just in Roatan as well. We would like to see the culture of Honduras, whether we go to Copan Ruinas or just stay in Roatan. Thanks! Trevor
12 September 2017|
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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
Isabel P
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Response from CopanRuinas | Property representative |
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Response from Beth_Moscov | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable from town but we took tuk tuks as they are fun and cheap and I am disabled so we wanted to save my energy for the ruins themselves. There are a lot of attractions around town so it makes for a nice central... More