Top things to do in Copán Ruinas

Top Choice 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 ruins, a Unesco World Heritage Site. During the Classic period (AD 250–900), the city …
Top Choice International in Copán Ruinas

Cafe at La Casa de Cafe

Inspired by trips the owners have taken around the world, you'll find homemade, healthy and fresh delights here from tamales to perfectly spiced curries. The pancakes, egg dishes and smoothies at breakfast are super…
Top Choice Honduran in Around Copán Ruinas

Hacienda San Lucas

Set on farmland overlooking Copán Ruinas, this wonderful place – worth the effort to get here and the price – has some of the best food in the region. The romance of dining on a several-course meal by candlelight in…
Top Choice Cafe in Copán Ruinas

Café San Rafael

This smart cafe serves organic coffee grown at its finca (ranch), though it's mostly known for its delicious cheeses (platters L150 to L700). Breakfasts (L100 to L200) are a filling splurge, while the toasted sandwi…
Top Choice Brewery in Copán Ruinas

Sol de Copán

A terrific, German-owned microbrewery in a basement pub. The owner, Thomas, is friendly and makes sure everyone's regularly topped up with pilsner or lager. Delicious German sausages are served, and there's live mus…
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 …
Agricultural Center in Copán Ruinas

Tea & Chocolate Place

This charming place is a research center that doubles as a tea and gift shop every afternoon to support the important reforestation work carried out by its environmental charity. Enjoying a cup of tea (try the cacao…
Cafe in Copán Ruinas

Casa Ixchel

There's a friendly welcome at this serious coffee lover's place, where locally grown Casa Ixchel Arabica coffee is the fuel of choice and the espresso machine is rarely out of use. There's a great little back patio …
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…