Recovering in Copan Ruinas
Trip Start Aug 12, 2010
135Trip End Sep 23, 2011
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On our way to Copan we had to drop 2 passengers off in Guatemala city which took 2 hours just to get out of the city. Guatemala city is dirty and dangerous and like all Latin America Cities is not very welcoming, to say the least. It was getting dark by this time so our arrival to Copan was getting later. Tom then informs me that the border crossing would close in a few hours and the thought of staying in Guatemala city was not appealing. I think the driver was aware of this time constraint as he was clearly putting our lives at risk trying to make up time
When we finally reached Copan the entire town was in darkness as a storm had wiped the electricity out. But seeing that the locals were carrying torches and candles this is not a rare occurrence. Luckily we had a torched at hand and managed to navigate through the town. Despite all the hassle we arrived in a rather nice hotel La Posade de Belssy, which we managed to find within a decent 30 minutes considering we were in pitch black.
We were meant to go to Luna Jaguar Springs which is a Spa and Hot Spring Resort but as Hollie was ill with a sinus infection we could not. Our 3 nights here were spent in the hotel trying to recover so sorry for the lack of pictures
We decided not to go to Copan Ruins as we had seen Tikal, Chichen Itza and Palenque so we were all ruined out. After the weekend was over we got an early bus to reach The Bay Islands.