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Copan Ruinas

Copan, Honduras
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“mayan ruins” (127 reviews)
“great ruins” (14 reviews)
“guide book” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Copan, Honduras
+504 9729-4848
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome sight, no crowds, great small museum as well. Well worth investing in a guide to understand the hieroglyphs

Thank hilaryba
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Take a tuk tuk out here for some fun. Great to walk around guided and have it all explained to you. Watching the macaws scream and fly around is really cool to see. Try to go early in the morning as it can get really...More

Thank Robanna121
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Guidebooks will tell you all you need to know about this fantastic site. Relatively compact and sporting lots of Macaws, this a Honduras must see. We got a local guide, Marvin, who was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Easy quarter hour walk from town or tuktuk...More

1  Thank Roan F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Do not pay for the tunnles. The ruinas themself are great, but the tunnles are way overpriced! We had a guide, which was a good decision. He showed us some cool stuff we would've never found for ourselfes. Have fun at this ancient maya place!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Copán Ruinas was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1980. Copán was one of the great centers of Maya civilization and the ruins have some of the most impressive pre-Columbian art I ever seen! A must visit.

1  Thank vmimartins
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

In a setting befitting royalty, we are able to visualize the royal city. With a recommended guide we walked the grounds, gawking at a multitude of macaws overhead, on a trail leading to the main ruins area. There are not a lot of visitors, so...More

3  Thank terry424
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This trip is absolutely worth it. We didn't request it but we end up having a private tour with our guide Jose. He was amazing , informative , answered all our questions and more. Copan ( or the Paris of the mayan civilization ) was...More

1  Thank Stef K
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

And make sure you find out what time the macaw feeding is. You don't want to miss that. A guide is necessary since there aren't signs with explanations of what you are seeing. I think it is probably wise to go to the museum as...More

Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Take a qualified tour guide around this place, it will be worth it, they know so much about the place and clearly care about their work and the preservation of Copan. It is very different from the amazing city of Tikal in Guatemala, imagine if...More

1  Thank kate_rist
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This place is breathtaking, we went as part of a tour group and found it so interesting! Its easy to navigate, we took tuk tuks there and back they were easily accessible, feels quite 'untouched', I haven't seen any other mayan ruins so I don't...More

1  Thank Levi C
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3 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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