Museum in Copán Ruinas

Casa K’inich

Casa K’inich includes an interactive re-creation of the ancient football game practiced by the Copán residents more than a millennia ago. Displays are in three languages: English, Spanish and Ch’orti’. Kids might ge…
Zoo in Copán Ruinas

Macaw Mountain Bird Park

Around 2.5km outside Copán Ruinas is an extensive private reserve aimed at saving Central American macaws. There are plenty of them here, along with toucans, motmots, parrots, kingfishers and orioles, all flying aro…
Archaeological Site in Copán Ruinas

Copán Archaeological Site Ruins

One of the most important of all Maya civilizations lived, prospered, then mysteriously crumbled around the Copán archaeological site, a Unesco World Heritage Site. During the Classic period (AD 250–900), the city a…
Museum in Copán Ruinas

Museo de Arqueología Maya

The Museo de Arqueología Maya is a little dated but still worth a visit. The exhibits include excavated ceramics, fragments from the altars and the supports of the Maya ruins, an insight into the Maya’s sophisticate…
Gallery in Copán Ruinas

Memorias Frágiles

This fascinating photo exhibition was a gift from Boston's Peabody Museum; it features a collection of rare photos detailing the first archaeological expeditions to Copán at the turn of the 20th century. Many of the…
Museum in Copán Ruinas

Museo Digital de Copán

This brand-new museum opened in late 2015 as a gift to the people of Copán from Japan and contains some interesting old photographs of Copán. The main reason to visit, though, is to watch the excellent virtual visit…
House in Copán Ruinas

Tea & Coffee Place

This charming place is a research center that doubles as a tea and gift shop for a couple of hours every afternoon in order to support the important reforestation work carried out by the environmental charity based …
Archaeological Site in Around Copán Ruinas

Los Sapos

The sapos (toads) are old Maya stone carvings, set in a location with a beautiful view over the town. The site is connected with Maya fertility rites. You can get there on horseback in about half an hour, or walk it…
Viewpoint in Copán Ruinas

Mirador El Cuartel

The atmospheric ruins of the old town jail have a fine view of the town and surrounding countryside, making it worth the steep walk uphill to get here.
Museum in Copán Site

Museo de Escultura

Copán is unique in the Maya world for its sculpture and some of the finest examples are on display at this impressive museum, which is fully signed in English. Entering the museum is an experience in itself: you go …