We had only planned to stay two nights in Copan Ruins, Honduras before heading into Santa Ana, El Salvador to travel the Ruta de Flores. However, multiple inquiries confirmed that there were no shuttle busses going to El Salvador at the moment. It turns out that there are only two that make that trip. We were told one blew up a few weeks ago and the other is driven by an alcoholic on a bender. Interesting…
On our second attempt to visit las ruinas in Copan Ruins, Honduras we succeeded! The park requires all visitors to show a passport or driver’s license and it costs 315 Limperas to enter. I had purchased a Promo Dias discount card when I booked the Hedman Alas bus ticket from Antigua to Guatemala (saved 25% off the cost of the bust ticket for me and Rhiannon). The ruins accepts the Promo Dias card, but only lets you use it for one person. Final price was 291 Limperas. [Read more…] about Roaming through Ruins
After a futile attempt to visit the ruinas at Copan Ruins, Honduras which essentially consisted of walking around for 2 hours circling the town of Copan Ruins we decided to visit the spa at Jaguar. Our hostel Via Via arranged a shuttle departing at 1:00 p.m. to return by 7:00 p.m. for $22 per person. This included transportation and entrance to the hot spring spa. There are cheaper ways to get there, such as standing near the center park and waiting for a truck heading that way. However, after experiencing the drive we are so glad we took the shuttle. Basically, you drive for about 15 minutes on cobblestone roads before veering off the main road and up a dirt, pothole ridden, cliff hugging road for 45 minutes. Getting used to bumpy shuttles! [Read more…] about Hot Tub in Honduras
At 11:00 a.m. we finally made it to Copan Ruins, Honduras having left Antigua, Guatemala at 3:20 a.m. Although we all snoozed on the quite comfy Hedman Alas bus, we were beat and decided to just relax at Via Via (our hostel) and watch the World Cup game between Honduras and Ecuador. Via Via was giving free cubre libres (basically rum and coke) drinks for each Honduran goal. We toasted our one free cubre libre to new friends and our planned tour of the Mayan ruins tomorrow. Little did we know, then, that our plan would be thwarted at each turn, or…wrong turn. [Read more…] about Circling Copan
At 3:20 a.m. (Yes, A-freaking-M) the shuttle driver banged on the door of hostel Holistico. We are off to Copan Ruins, Honduras! The Hedman Alas shuttle (which was really comfy compared to the usual shuttles here in Antigua) took our new friends, Evelyn and Trent, and Rhiannon and me to Guatemala City. That’s when the trouble began.