If you go to Copan there is one hotel which stands out more than the others for price quality and good service. When I travel to a new city or village I always check into a moderately priced hotel for one night or two and from there I check out all the hotels that cater to my needs such as price TV wifi maid service quiet swimming pool and close to central park where the "action" is. I then move to the hotel of my choosing for a long stay. I spend the winter months south because I rather hug and/or sit under a palm tree than shovel snow. This hotel is in my opinion luxurious and secure. The name of the hotel says it all. It's high up on the most elevated area of Copan and the view is breathtaking. You are only three blocks from "parque central" the central park which is basically the centre of town where all the action is. There is no restaurant or bar there however there are many fine restaurants in Copan which serve delicious food at very reasonable prices. In fact just one block below the hotel there is the Sol de Copan restaurant and brewery which I frequent often. Thomas the German owner whom is married to Elsa a local woman for over 15 years now and has two boys whom speak perfect German as well as Elsa,is a brew master and brews his own beer with no additives. His German and local cuisine is excellent at a very reasonable price. You can see my write up on trip advisor on this restaurant. The administrator for the Buena Vista hotel Gustavo is a distinguished gentlemen whom will give you good service and cater to your every need.. He does not speak much English however his young son and daughter do. Two years ago I spent seven months there and last year three months which says a lot. You can rent one of the hotel rooms for $20.00 a day and if it's for two it's another $15.00. Should you stay say one week or two you will get a reduced rate. The same applies for on a monthly basis. There is security at the hotel the door being locked at night .Having stayed in Copan for several months on two occasions I can tell you that it is safe there ,Even walking the streets at night is safe. If you want to see how the locals live go to the Expresso American coffee shop at the corner facing the park. There you can sit outside smoke a cigarette sip on a coffee and watch the locals and tourists go by. There is also the 'Macaw Mountains' bird park about six km away. You can get there by tuk tuk taxi . You pay 30 lempiras $1;50 US to get there. There is a $10.00 entrance fee. and a coffee shop and restaurant. There are many parrots and other species of birds to see. A guide can accommodate you. All you pay is a tip. Worthwhile to go. There is also the Agua Caliente "Hot Springs: and you can go to the Via Via restaurant near the park to book a mini bus to go there. It's $10.00 fot the bus return and $10.00 for the hot springs.
Should you decide to go to Copan to see the Mayan ruins,[there are two of them] which are awesome, I strongly recommend the Buena Vista Hotel. Should you decide to go there,give my regards to my friend Gustavo Just say "Guy [pronounced Guee] dija hola. or "Guy says hello" In passing I might mention that you have good sunny weather in October on whereas in the rest of the country including the Bay Islands it is rain till January.
Guy from Ottawa Canada
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