The only problem with a wonderful little hotel like The Hacienda San Lucas is where to begin to describe it. All I can say it that it far exceeded our expectations and we wish we had booked more time there and less time in Roatan.
The real reason I went to Hunduras was to see the ruins of Copan, but I was having a real hard time finding out how to get there. You’d think that Honduras was on a different planet or something because the travel agencies in the States didn’t have a clue how to arrange our vacation. My biggest problem was how to get there from Roatan since no airlines flew directly into Copan. I was really getting discouraged when I started corresponding with Flavia, the owner of the hotel. Not only was she able to give me all the information I needed, but she even helped me arrange transportation from San Pedro Sula to Copan as well as all the other activities we wanted to do while in Copan. She and her staff really went out of their way to ensure that we had a wonderful stay.
Now let me talk a little about the hotel. It’s an ecological hotel so it’s rustic, but that’s what we were looking for. The rooms are equipped with an electrical outlet for your iPhones, laptops, shavers, etc. in the bathrooms and there are two small electric reading lamps as well as an electric fan in the rooms. The bathrooms are clean and pleasant. There is hot water for showers. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. There are hammocks outside for your comfort. The made comes by at dusk and lights numerous candles in and outside your room. It’s very romantic.
The lobby, bar and kitchen are part of an old hacienda that has been in Flavia’s family for more than a century. All meals are cooked over wood stoves in the rustic kitchen. The tortillas and refried beans are to die for. They grind their own corn and make their tortillas fresh by hand every day. The same goes for the rest of the food. Everything is fresh and is cooked in the old traditional way.
You have several options to choose from for breakfast, but it always comes with fresh juice and fruit. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Dinner is extra, but it is well worth it. The food is always very fresh and delicious. They have a different twist on chicken fajitas that was absolutely fantastic.
The hacienda is located high up on a hill overlooking the town of Copan and the view is breathtaking. It’s the best place in town to view the sunset.
Although the hotel is a mile or so outside town, the hotel has a van that they use to shuttle the guests to and from town and the ruins. The service is free of charge. Or you can walk or take one of the mototaxis if you prefer.
I can’t really say enough about this hotel. It was one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in a long, long time. I’d go back in a flash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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