It’s true. The name of the ruins is called Copan and the city itself is called Copan Ruinas. What kind of crazy person in Honduras thought that was a good idea?! Nonetheless, we went to both, the ruins and the city. The ruins were quite interesting, and the stella were very well preserved.
After our fright by candlelight, we decided to finish off our Honduras stay by hitting up Macaw Mountain. Macaw Mountain is a bird sanctuary where injured, sick, or stressed birds can live out, most likely, the rest of their lives. We had a great time acting as human perches for some of them.
The sanctuary gets its money from admission fees, the restaurant/café, gift shop, and from the sale of Café Miramundo – the coffee farm on the premises. Brian and I both bought some to bring back to our families. Very tasty.
For the most part, besides the scorpion incident, our time in Copan was pretty laid back. We needed to relax after 2 weeks of non-stop go-go-go. The city itself, Copan Ruinas, appears to be growing with lots of construction everywhere. There are plenty of restaurants and horses. Man, are there horses.