Los Sapos

Copán Ruinas

The sapos (toads) are old Maya stone carvings, set along a hiking trail in the hills next to Hacienda San Lucas (they'll give you a map). The site is connected with Maya fertility rites and is one of a few with similar stone carvings. There are dozens here and it's fun to try to pick them out in the pile of stones.

There are more walking trails here, too.

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