Tea & Chocolate Place

Copán Ruinas

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 and spice) on the wonderful veranda is something of a rite of passage in Copán Ruinas. Take a mototaxi to get here or walk the kilometer uphill from town.

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1. Mirador El Cuartel

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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.

2. Casa K’inich

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3. Memorias Frágiles

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4. Museo Digital de Copán

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5. Museo de Arqueología Maya

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8. Museo de Escultura

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