Copan is a renowned ancient Maya site in western Honduras, Central America. Copan is the real “Bat City”, since 427 A.D. It is protected within a national park, 600 meters above sea level, along the Copan River, in the narrow, pine-forested Copan Valley.
Copan lies within a national park 483 km from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, and 184 km from Honduras’ industrial city, San Pedro Sula. Copan is 2.5 hours on a paved highway from the international airport of San Pedro Sula and six hours from Tegucigalpa’s airport. It is also accessible from Guatemala City via air service or modern paved road. For additional information on getting to Copan, please see Tourist Information.