Copan

 

Copán is a complex of Mayan ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in western Honduras.

Copán was one of the great centers of Maya civilization over a thousand years ago, and the ruins house some of the most impressive pre-Columbian art anywhere.

The complex comprises temples, plazas and terraces of a type of characteristic of the Mayan civilization.

It is situated in a fertile river valley, nestled among hills, and lies at an elevation (2,300 ftt, or 700 m) that is has a milder climate than lowland areas..

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   World Heritage Site
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide

 

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Hotel & Spa Copan Colonial

Hotel & Spa Copan Colonial is located in central Copan Ruinas, 2 minutes’ walk from the central park. The property features a spa and wellness centre, plus free WiFi access. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$53

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Casa Gabriela

Casa Gabriela is located within a 5-minute walk from the Copan Ruins archaeological site and offers guests lush gardens, colonial-style architecture and free Wi-Fi throughout. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

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Mary's Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Mary's Hotel offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

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Hotel Camino Maya

Located a 10-minute drive from the Mayan Ruins of Copan, Hotel Camino Maya offers a tropical garden and a reading room with hammocks. Rooms feature air conditioning and free WiFi and parking. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

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Hotel Acropolis Maya

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, Hotel Acropolis Maya offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a TV with satellite channels. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Calle Real

Hotel Calle Real

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Calle Real offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms come with a TV. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Studio 22

Studio 22

Studio 22 offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. WiFi is provided. The Loft features a private entrance and has a kitchenette with fridge, flat screen TV with cable channels and a living area. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
Hotel Graditas Mayas

Hotel Graditas Mayas

Hotel Graditas Mayas is 2 minutes’ walk from the Barrio El Centro Main Square and from the Handcraft Market. It features free Wi-Fi in all areas and free bus station shuttle. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Lauro's Hotel

Lauro's Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Lauro's Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Free private parking is available on site. A TV is offered. You will find ticket service and shops at the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Hotel Acropolis Maya

Hotel Acropolis Maya

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, Hotel Acropolis Maya offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a TV with satellite channels. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Hotel Don Udo's

Hotel Don Udo's

Hotel Don Udo’ is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the Central Park and the Archaeological Park; and 3 minutes’ drive from the Sculpture Museum. It features colonial décor, a garden and terrace with hammocks. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Mary's Hotel

Mary's Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Mary's Hotel offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Hotel Buena Vista

Hotel Buena Vista

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Buena Vista offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
La Casa de Cafe

La Casa de Cafe

La Casa de Cafe offers accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant with garden views. Full breakfast is included in room rate. A terrace or balcony with hammocks are featured in all rooms. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

$48-
Hotel & Spa Copan Colonial

Hotel & Spa Copan Colonial

Hotel & Spa Copan Colonial is located in central Copan Ruinas, 2 minutes’ walk from the central park. The property features a spa and wellness centre, plus free WiFi access. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$53

$53-
Hotel Plaza Copan

Hotel Plaza Copan

Hotel Plaza Copan is located in Copan and offers an on-site a la cárte restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$53

$53-
Hotel La Escalinata

Hotel La Escalinata

Hotel La Escalinata is located in Copan Ruinas, just a 15-minute walk from the archaeological park. It offers a garden, free Wi-Fi and rooms with balconies and mountain views. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

$55-

Highlights:

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Cultural
Visual Arts
Great Mayan Art. There is more art and sculpture here than any other Pre-Columbian city in Mesoamerica. The ruins are especially known for their carved stellae of ancient rulers and well preserved hieryoglyphics (including the hieryoglyphic stairway).
Combination
Archeological Sites
Discovered in 1570 by Diego García de Palacio, the ruins of Copán, one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization, were not excavated until the 19th century. The ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century.
Also of Interest:
Combination
Hotsprings
Natural
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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