At times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. The country is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. The country is home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, prior to being conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century.
There are two Copans in Honduras, the ruins and the town, which is confusingly named Copan Ruinas.
A rural village accessible by horseback filled with a horde of local girls selling corn-husk flowers.
I came to Honduras as part of my first trip to Guatemala. I was there for the ruins of Copan, which one can get a special passport stamp for at the border. Some day I would like to return to see what else this country has to offer, besides ruins and margaritas made with honey.
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