Many people describe Copan as the artistic centre of the Mayan world. I read a great analogy today – comparing Tikal to Copan, the writer suggested that if Tikal is the ‘New York’ then Copan is the ‘Paris’ of cities in the Western world. Having now visited Copan, I think that is a true insight.

Copan is an undoubted highlight of Honduras. And despite having visited seven Mayan sites on our trip, walking into Copan I was full of excitement as I had heard that it was one of the most rewarding sites of the Mayan world with superb quality statues, carvings and decorative features.

It takes 2-3 hours to explore the complex well, and its just a 10 minute walk from the town of Copan. We stayed at the Hacienda San Lucas and the Casa Santa Rosa.

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