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Copan Ruinas

Copan Ruinas, Honduras
+504 9729-4848
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
+504 9729-4848
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best trips. Me and my friends really enjoy this trip to Copan. Lovely people and beautiful places to go

Thank Josean C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve seen Tikal and Chichenitza and had to see Copan. It’s small, but the art work and the reproduction of the Rosario Temple are outstanding. The museum on site holds the temple plus original stela and art work. Amazing. And be there mid afternoon when...More

Thank RinTulsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. The official tour guides are as good as advertised in previous reviews. Ours was knowledgeable, friendly and giving all possible details that we requested. The site may be not as extensive as e.g. Tikal but its compactness makes it very accessible...More

Thank coloko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to experience quite a few people in the site and enjoyed it a lot. Nice and relaxing place and well maintained.

Thank phouska
CopanRuinas, Owner at Copan Ruinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. Come back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour company made a major detour to come here while we were in Guatemala. Good as the site is we didn't feel it was quite worth it compared to others we visited in Mexico & Guatemala. The hieroglyphic staircase is quite worn & hidden...More

Thank WinstonSophie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my tour around the ruins. The guides humour wasn’t the best but the ruins and history are truly special.

Thank KevAghadowey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided while in Tikal to go also in Copan. Of course all the sites tell you not to go, but based on some reviews on TA we decided to give it a try. We called different agencies to arrange for a transfer from Guatemala...More

Thank lazycrazytravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is very nicely made and even has the huge red papagallos. The price is fairly expensive but it is worth going. the area with the trees etc. is very lovely. tipp: don't go into the tunnel, it is not worth the 15$. just...More

Thank Gregor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy 20 min walk from town although I feel that the $15 entry is a little overpriced. Nice, detailed stonework but easy to see most of it in an hour. Worth doing if you're in the area and the town is welcoming and tourist friendly.

Thank DanB007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Copan is very special as it is a bit off the beaten track. Never a lot of huge crowds. The Stela are very particular and stunning. We took a guide and would recommend to anyone. Lots of large Macaw birds at the entrance

Thank Andreas M
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2 November 2017|
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Response from Stef K | Reviewed this property |
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
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
21 August 2017|
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