Copan Ruinas

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We arrived in the town of Copan Ruinas, the same name as the ruins just down th road.  We found a great hotel, one of the nicest yet! The town itself is really lovely, all colonial and cobbly and very Spanish. The surrounding area is very hilly and picturesque. It was quite hot, although we were pretty used to the heat by then.

The Copan ruins were a pleasant 15 minute stroll down the road from town. We paid an alarmingly high $15 each to get in - a lot more expensive than Tikal and even Palenque. This was our third set of ruins and we wondered how it would be different from the other 2 sites that were just so incredible. Well, Copan really isn`t that impressive. The site was quite small and although some of the individual statues were great to look at, the whole thing wasn´t really that super.

I think if we would have gone to Copan first before Palenque and Tikal we would have been impressed. We were also a bit all-ruined-out, after all there are only so many ruin sites that you can look at before getting a bit bored.

The parrots were great though. Actually I think they are called Macaws, the mainly red ones that squawk a lot. There were loads of them and they seemed to enjoy hanging around the entrance to the ruins spying on the tourists. One of the Macaws decided to go for a walk instead of flying and it was very funny to watch as he looked like he had been on the brandy as he tripped and stumbled his way along. The parrots/macaws were the best part of Copan Ruinas.



Amanda says:
Do you remember what hotel it was? :-)
Posted on: Aug 14, 2007
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