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Copan Ruinas

Copan, Honduras
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“mayan ruins” (117 reviews)
“great ruins” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Copan, Honduras
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Before Copan we visited many Mayan archeological sites but this one was really fantastic. Archeological zone is quite compact so one day is enough to visit most of it but if you have time I recommend to split it into two days – one in...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Amazing ancient artifacts and archaeological excavations with beautiful macaws flying overhead. The guided tour is well-worth the price. The tour guide was engaging and entertaining. He seemed to be well-versed in the lore of the ruins, but was not very helpful when questions departed from...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed March 20, 2017

I have been to many Mayan archaeological sites. However, Copan is very interesting, as it is possible to see many 'estelas' and sculptures. The site is not very large, so it took me a day to see everything (the museum, the tunnels, sepulturas, and the...More

1  Thank rbravo
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Can't say enough superlatives about Copan Ruinas... safe, beautiful, quaint, sophisticated, fresh. Its a town of many eateries and vistas. You won't be disappointed. It is worth the long drive from the airport (although I secretly hope for a future flight option there).

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

We chose to have an English speaking guide give us a tour, though one can wander on their own. A guided tour takes about 1.5 hours. A colony of macaws make their home in the trees at the entrance to the ruins. A short walk...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Found the area very interesting and compacted. Not sure it is worth the seven hour shuttle from Antigua as that was tiring. Our guide was very good and he showed us a lot that we would have missed on our own. The added bonus is...More

Thank bandbtravel
Reviewed March 16, 2017

There are lots of great Mayan ruins to see in Central America but this is up there with the best ones. It is also not super busy (go earlier in the day to avoid mid day heat and more people). Lots of interesting carvings and...More

Thank Jess H
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Nothing prepares you for the site that opens up to you when you go to Copan. Our local guide was amazing - very knowledgeable and friendly. The onsite museum was superb. The colourful Macaws added something to this special archaeological site. Ideally Copan should be...More

Thank joni101
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We visited the Copan Mayan archeological site, very close to the town, which is called Copan Ruinas. We spent about 3 h touring the site, climbing up and going through tunnels under the site. Paying for the tunnels is well worth it. A must see.

Thank EgyptTripper
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We have been to Tikal, Tulum and other Mayan ruins. Copan was different. If Tikal is New York, Copan is Paris. Although only 25% has been excavated, it was awesome. I learned more about the Maya's than I have every learned. The museum next to...More

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July 4, 2017|
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Response from Beth_Moscov | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable from town but we took tuk tuks as they are fun and cheap and I am disabled so we wanted to save my energy for the ruins themselves. There are a lot of attractions around town so it makes for a nice central... More
July 4, 2017|
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Response from DaleL943 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk in about 25 minutes to Most hotels. It is hot and without shade so take a hat and plenty of water. No food or water are sold inside the ruins
December 19, 2016|
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Response from CopanRuinas | Property representative |
Hello, At this time CM airlines and honduras authorities have failed to provide services in this new airtport. Sorry about that !! the best and fastest way to get here from roatan is fly to san pedro sula and take hedman... More