Attractions

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…
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 …
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…
Church in Comayagua

Cathedral

Comayagua's impressive cathedral is the largest colonial-era place of worship in Honduras. Built between 1685 and 1715, it's adorned with intricate wooden carvings and gold-plated altars. The cathedral's most intere…
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…
National Park in Around Lago de Yojoa

Parque Eco-Arqueológico Los Naranjos

On the northwest side of the lake, this park was first occupied around 1300 BC, and is thought to be the largest Preclassic-era Lenca archaeological site. The ruins themselves are not terribly interesting: they’re m…
Waterfall in Around Lago de Yojoa

Pulhapanzak

This magnificent 43m waterfall on the Río Lindo is just 17km north of Lago de Yojoa (and also an easy day trip from San Pedro Sula). Surrounded by lush forest, it's a privately run beauty spot, where guides will lea…
Cave in Around Lago de Yojoa

Cuevas de Taulabé

Around 20km south of the Lago de Yojoa is the entrance to the Cuevas de Taulabé, a network of underground caves with unusual stalactite and stalagmite formations. Admission includes a guide – but a tip may get you t…
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 …