Introducing Copán Ruinas
The town of Copán Ruinas, often simply called Copán, is a beautiful place paved with cobblestones and lined with white adobe buildings with red-tiled roofs. There's even a lovely colonial church on the recently remodeled plaza. The Maya have inhabited this valley, which has an aura of timeless harmony, for about 2000 years. Copán has become a primary tourist destination, but this hasn't disrupted the town's integrity to the extent one might fear.