By Arturo Sosa for La Prensa
In the evenings, when the low sun and the wind appears soft, it is nice to sit under the giant trees in front of the Staircase of the Hieroglyphics in Copan and dream for a moment with the lives and works of those who built this great city.
Lovers of the arts, astronomy and mathematics, the Maya built a city state that became the City of Light Mesoamerican. Today Copan returns to shine, offering visitors something more to learn and enjoy. If you are from people who do not need an excuse to miss the wings to the wind, go to Copan Ruinas and do not forget to visit the following sites:
Parque de Aves Montaña – Guacamaya Bird Mountain Park Guacamaya
This is the best park of birds across Honduras. Settled in a beautiful natural canyon and the river Sesesmil as accompanist, Guacamaya Mountain offers a wonderful scene where the visitor can live with blue and red macaws, parrots and toucans.
Museo de Escultura – Sculpture Museum
Designed to house more than 3000 pieces of sculpture, distributed in 59 exhibitions, the huge building located within the archaeological park, covers about 4000 square meters of construction, divided into two levels, most of which are underground. A Mandatory go.
How many times have you taken a sauna bath with medicinal plants to 1200 meters high? La Finca San Isidro is located twenty minutes of Copan Ruinas. An estate dedicated to the cultivation of coffee they decided to open to visitors to display an extraordinary scene of mountains.
With great patience and dedication, Zoyla Duke, the creator of this project, has built four beautiful log cabins, where you can enjoy hot tub, steam and sauna while listening to the diverse sounds of birds living on this farm of 400 apples.
-from the author Arturo Sosa: “Copan is undoubtedly the queen of the tourist attractions of Honduras; it took into account its size, diversity of tourism services, cultural wealth and above all, potential for development. But now it is important to note that the handling capacity of tourists the park and the town, should not be exceeded to avoid losing the tranquility and charm of enjoying at the moment. One of the great attractions of Copan Ruinas is its huge archaeological wealth and its provincial tranquility, away from fast food franchises (scrap), uncontrollable river of people and alien cultural influences. Knowing how to maintain the balance between progress and identity is not easy, especially when only one thinks about money in the short term. Thanks for joining me on these trips by Honduras. For me it is a pleasure to share stories so rich that unfold in front of my camera. And it’s impossible not to, when you live in the best country in the world. Best regards, Arturo Sosa”