Top things to do

Top Choice Honduran in Around Copán Ruinas

Hacienda San Lucas

Set on farmland overlooking the town and archaeological site, this wonderful place has some of the best food in the region; the romance of dining by candlelight in the restored farmhouse can't really be exaggerated.…
Top Choice Brewery in Copán Ruinas

Sol de Copán

A terrific, German-owned microbrewery in a large basement. The owner, Thomas, is friendly and highly attentive, making sure everyone's regularly topped up with pilsner or lager. Delicious German sausages are served,…
Top Choice Cafe in Copán Ruinas

Café San Rafael

This smart cafe serves organic coffee grown at the finca (ranch) of the same name, though it's most famous locally for the various cheeses produced here (platters L120 to L500). Breakfasts (L180) are a filling splur…
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…
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 Site

Túnel Rosalila & Túnel de los Jaguares

In 1999, archaeologists opened up two tunnels that allow visitors to get a glimpse of pre-existing structures below the visible surface structures. The first, Rosalila, is very short and takes only a few visitors at…
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…
Colombian in Copán Ruinas

El Rincón Colombiano

The 'Colombian Corner' has a great rooftop terrace that's perfect for a light lunch (L140) or an atmospheric dinner, complete with fairy lights. Dishes include ajiaco (a chicken soup from Bogotá) and albóndigas en s…
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 …
International in Copán Ruinas

Café ViaVia

This terrific restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a convivial atmosphere, with tables overlooking the street and a replica of Altar Q from the Acrópolis at the Copán Site behind the bar. The organically…