With its geographical location close to Guatemala, Copán is located 225km northwest of the capital. Situated on the canyon belt of 13km long and 2.5km wide, Copán is built 600 meters above sea level. As a whole, the city covers an area of approximately 15 hectares. Since the unique and massive stone monuments are housed in this city, Copán ranks among the most important of Maya sites. if Tikal temple is likened to New York of Central America, Copán can, undoubtedly, will be likened to Paris. Aside from highly complicated stone monuments of temples, Copán is the site of relics highly understood and researched. Besides, world-class archeological studies have indicated that Copán is the only spot with relics of Maya Queen found, and this archaeological news was once reported on some journals equivalent to the renowned National Geography. In addition, authentic stone relics are displayed in Copán National Museum that highlights the city as an important archeological area, thus leading the city to be enlisted into "World Heritage List" according to the assessment criteria of world heritages by UNESCO and having drawn visit from many scholars and tourists with 100,000 visits per annum.
Built 1,000m above sea level, Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras enjoying a pleasant climate. Tegucigalpa means "silver hill" etymologically as Spaniards considered the city as the mining center in 16th century, and the name has been used till date. The center of attention of this city is a cathedral -- The Cathedral of San Miguel, built in 18th century, from which tourists can savor baroque art, proclaimed as the center of the city. Besides, there are many other attractive scenic spots in the periphery of the city, including the gigantic Gothic Basílica de Suyapa situated at the southeast of the city which was built to commemorate the patron god of Honduras.
Gulf Archipelago consists of three major islands such as Roatán, Guanaja, Utila, and more than 60 small islands, with its location at about 50km distanced from the northern coast of Honduras. Fishing is the major source of economy for these islands, while fast-developing tourism in recent years has become one of the major sources of income. Roatán is the largest island among the rest with high development where there is one international airport. However, in comparison to high quality resort-management models practiced in Roatán and Guanaja, Utila still preserves primitive tourism resources as it is the smallest island among the three with the lowest tourism expenses. With their intriguing historical tales, these islands still preserve the outlooks in US and European styles till date as the local residents speak strong Caribbean English accent, all which are worthy of our experience.