PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON THE HIGHWAY TO COPAN; THE TRAVEL TIME FROM SAN PEDRO SULA HONDURAS IS APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS. THE HIGHWAY IS DUE TO BE FINISHED IN DECEMBER 2018.
The ruins of Copán are located in western Honduras, 184 kilometers from the city of San Pedro Sula (a 2.5 hour drive) and 438 kilometers from the nation’s capital, Tegucigalpa.
The village of Copán Ruinas (pop. 12,000) lies just a kilometer west of the archaeological site, and offers hotels, hostels, B&Bs, and restaurants in a traditional setting.