We had a wonderful stay at this charming hacienda. We were on a birding trip with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. There were so many things we loved: the mouth-watering food that honored the Mayan culture (where else will I ever have tortillas that were hand-ground on the premises from locally-grown corn? I am already missing them!). The candles lighting the dining area, lawn and stairs set the tone for such a calm and relaxing environment. The beautiful stone shower and comfy furniture in the room. We loved your creative decorations in the room as well. The screens were much appreciated (many Central American countries don't have them) - so we had wonderful breezes to sleep by, rocked to sleep by the sounds of the critters outside. One night we had a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl calling that was so close it could have been on our windowsill - a birder's delight for sure! The ever-smiling staff with those helpful flashlights at dusk and dawn. Cesar's carved figures are decorating our dining room and bookcases. THE DOGS! So friendly and calm. We enjoyed reading the little "Guide to the Dogs" which we found helpfully tucked into a window. And of course, I smiled every time we returned to our room in the evenings, lit up by candles. We never found it to be a problem; the solar lights were a perfect supplement when they were needed. Yobani was a wonderful guide, and we had a blast in that silly truck on our birding jaunts. And to have those Mayan ruins right there on one of your trails is a special treat, although the um, bloodletting ritual described makes me wince for my male friends ;) My only complaint? I wish you would finish that cookbook! I am already missing the food and the smiling local women that prepared it under authentic conditions and then served it with such warmth. We truly enjoyed our stay, and hope that fate will bring us back one day. Hasta luego y mucho amor a mi amigos nuevos.
- 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