"Charming town... Not very much to do" Santa Rosa de Copán by calcaf38

Santa Rosa de Copán Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 55 photos

Santa Rosa de Copán is the largest town in Western Honduras, with 42,000 inhabitants. It has been a cigar manufacturing center since the 18th Century. It is a very pleasant town, not as "backward" as Gracias, Lempira... but not as close to the Lenca villages and to the Celaque Mountain either.

Santa Rosa has an attractive central square, and pleasant spots to sit down and relax. You can find a pleasant café for a pastry and coffee, for instance, which would be unthinkable in Gracias.

The historical part of the town is up on a hillock, with what must be well enforced architectural renovation guidelines. The more modern part of the town is down from the hill (a short walk), and that is where you will find the bus station and the cigar factory.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Architecture, climate, charm, slow pace
  • Cons:Not a whole lot to do in town
  • In a nutshell:Archetypal Honduran colonial town
  • Last visit to Santa Rosa de Copán: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Aug 15, 2009
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2011 at 6:29 AM

    Love that cathedral - beautiful! We enjoyed visiting the cigar factories in Cuba, but only found one where photos were allowed. Nice travelogue too, especially the evening photos

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2009 at 3:58 AM

    the place does look charming - cheap hotel!!!

  • metteks's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Hi. Thank you for dropping by my page. Yes you are right. It looks more paved now. In 9 years things do change, even in Honduras.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2009 at 6:36 AM

    that young 'hairdresser' might be the next upcoming tourist trap! Nice page.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Thanks for the details on your experiences in Santa Rosa! The Flor de Copan cigar factory tour sounds interesting (I don't smoke either but just had to try a Cuban cigar while on the island!). When do we get to see your new 'Member' haircut photo?!

  • Aug 17, 2009 at 3:55 AM

    Intersting info in your new Santa Rosa de Copán website Oliver


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