The magical city of Copan Ruinas, is located in the Copán Valley, in western Honduras. It was founded in the wake of the arrival of the first explorers, at the end of the 19th century. Today, along with scholars, more than 100,000 visitors arrive annually to appreciate the greatness of the dynasty initiated by King K'inich Yax K'uk' Mo (Great Sun, First Quetzal-Guacamaya). In Copán Ruinas you can have unforgettable experiences in the ancient Mayan city, its beautiful natural environment and its people.
What attractions can you find?
Undoubtedly the main attraction of Copán Ruinas is the administrative, political and religious center of the ancient city of Copán, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, and the main source of information regarding the Mayan civilization
Macaw Mountain Bird Park
At about 2.5 km from Copán Ruinas there is an extensive private reserve destined to save the macaws of Central America. Here there are many, along with toucans, motmots, parrots, kingfishers and orioles, all flying in spacious cages of human construction. In the 'Encounter Center', birds without reserve fly over your shoulders or hands and you can pose for photos with them.
If you are a bird or a bird, you should not have wanted them, or they were confiscated from the bird smugglers. It is a lovely place to walk, with lots of trails to walk through the lush forest and on boardwalks to viewpoints and swimming holes; There is also a cafe-restaurant on the property.