Major Maya sites in Mex, Guate, Belize and even El Salvador are planning large, important cultural events in an attempt to capitalize on the 2012 hype. Want to know where you can avoid all that hoopla & hype? Where there will be no salsa band concerts, nor faux Mayan ceremonies, nor carnival atmosphere .... how about Copan? Here 2012 on Dec 21 will be ushered in a la Copaneca without any fanfare, concerts and sordid spectacles! Some may lament the lack of major intl performers helicoptering into Copan for the 21st ... on the other hand others will relish the opportunity to spend time in a buccolic, uncrowded, unspoiled major Maya site without all the fanfare and hype! A hearty well done to the Honduran Ministry of Tourism for avoiding all the shtick, promotion, crowds and carnival atmosphere that will predominate in the other major Maya sites. Dec 21 in Copan may not have been planned to come out this way .. but Copan may just experience the best 2012 celebration (or lack there of) of them all!