The ruins of Copan, Honduras, proved to be our most favorite Mayan ruins. Not big like the temples of Tikal or Palanque but instead small and filled with amazing detail. The site itself was smaller too and really only took a few hours to tour the entire complex.
On our way out, we came across this parrot. I’m not sure if it was the vibrant colors or the way our eyes had adjusted to looking at the small details of Copan, but whatever it is we couldn’t (or maybe it was just me) tear ourselves away from this bird. This is one photo of at least a hundred and I’m still wowed by the color of this fella’s wings.
IF YOU GO: We got to Copan via a private shuttle direct from Antiuga, Guatemala. The shuttle was faster and cheaper than taking public transport and got us there so early that we were able to visit the site in the morning before things got too hot. When we arrived to the town of Copan, Honduras, we dropped our bags at the shuttle station and walked the short road to the ruins. When we were done we walked back, had a nice meal and were on a bus headed for Ceiba that very day. The next morning we were on the island of Utila getting ready to SCUBA dive!
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