Copán Ruinas is located just across the border with Honduras. The town is quaint and attractive, and is near the wonderful Mayan ruins of Copán. These ruins have excellent hieroglyphic carvings, as well as well-restored pyramids, palaces, and stelae. Aside from visiting the ruins, travelers will enjoy exploring the town, which has cobblestone streets and buildings with red-tile roofs. Outside of Copán Ruinas you can visit hot springs, coffee plantations, and a bird park.
Hotel Marina Copán is centrally located in Copán Ruinas—it’s about a block from the town square, which makes it easy to access the restaurants and shops in town. The hotel is set in an old house and has a lovely colonial feel.
The rooms spread around the hotel’s gardens and swimming pool. The rooms are all spotlessly clean and have comfy beds, cable TV, and Wi-Fi access. The private bathrooms have hot-water showers, and there are air conditioners and ceiling fans to keep the rooms cool. The rooms feature wooden ceilings, hand-carved furniture, and warm hues. Balconies extend outdoors and offer up views of the gardens or mountains. The hotel also has suites that are larger and nicer than the rooms—these may come with living and dining areas.
Meals can be enjoyed at the onsite Gilfo’s Restaurant. This restaurant has been around for more than two decades and offers up delicious regional cuisine. Try the Eden chicken, which is served alongside mashed potatoes, mushrooms and applesauce. The hotel’s bar offers an array of cocktails, wines, traditional drinks, and snacks. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the afternoon or a celebratory glass of champagne in the evening.
Guests will enjoy hanging out at the hotel’s swimming pool, which is surrounded by a beautiful tropical ambiance. Poolside amenities include plush lounge chairs and bar service. The pool has a kiddie section and a deeper section for adults.
Other facilities at Hotel Marina Copán include a fitness room and spa. The fitness room features both cardio and strength-training equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and resistance bands. After working up a sweat head over to the spa for a massage or facial.