We just returned from a trip to Honduras and four nights at the Hacienda San Lucas, and I cannot imagine a better place to stay when visiting the area of Copan. The Hacienda sits above the small city of Copan and the Mayan ruins. The room we had was comfortable and clean. The views from both the Yoga platform and the dining area were gorgeous, and the food was amazing. The tortillas are hand made, and the tomalas we had for an appetizer one evening, were the best I have had. While the dinners were a bit more in price than what we would usually pay for a dinner, and while we only ate there two of out of the four nights - it was well worth it.
And if you are interested in Mayan ruins, in addition to Copan, Flavia was able to arrange a daytrip for us to the Quirigua ruins in Guatamala - about a two hour trip each way.
Of note the Hacienda is about 100 years old and there is still a traditional stove where the tortillas are made each day. The rooms are primarily lit with candles with one solar powered flurecent bulb in the bathroom, so it does tend to be a bit darker in the evening in the rooms, but it added to the ambiance and further, it is listed as an ecolodge and is a more environmentally friendly type of place to stay.
We were also accompanied by four very friendly labs who were well mannered and always enjoyed a good pet and attention from any dog crazy tourist like ourselves.
My only tip when travelling there in February, is to bring your bug spray - and perhaps the strongest one you have. When sitting out at dusk, we found ourselves eaten by not mosquito - but some type of no-see-em fly or insect which left us itching for the next week. No one's fault by any means - just didn't think to use our bug spray until it was too late!
But great place to stay and highly recommended! Our thanks to everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco Hacienda San Lucas is a hundred year old family hacienda/lodge offering a unique and exclusive cultural experience. It is located directly across and above the archeological park of Copan Ruinas. San Lucas is renown by its five star individualized services, eg, culinary destination, small intimate weddings, yoga retreats and more. It is a magic space where visitors from around the world are able to stop time, feel and renew energy. Hacienda San Lucas combines century-old ambiance with first-class service, authentic Maya country cuisine and a spectacular view of the Valley and Ruins of Copan. Eight distinct rooms with solar lighting, comfortable hammocks, nature trails, ceremonial archaeological site and candlelit dinners allow you to relax and enjoy the healing energy of this unique hacienda. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hacienda San Lucas Hotel Copan