Western Honduras was the cradle of Mayan culture and rich colonial heritage, its many colorful villages and traditions make this part of the country one of the richest cultural and tradition sites giving a view of the real Honduras.
It is the most mountainous region of the country, four of the largest mountain ranges are here, which are sources of great rivers that irrigate fertile and productive subsequent valleys. Business activities are focused on agriculture. Due to its proximity with the countries of Guatemala and El Salvador, trade is also important. The western area is connected to various networks of main and secondary roads, paved and in good condition in most of its routes, which connect the main cities around the country which in turn limited by the borders of El Salvador and Guatemala.
The climate is cool and pleasant, the nature of the area is varied, predominantly pine forests, mixed forests (coniferous / broadleaf), cloud forest and tropical dry forests in lowlands.
Its main towns are Santa Rosa de Copan, Gracias Lempira and Copan Ruins, they are the cities with the highest influx of tourists in the area today, but other places are beginning to demonstrate its potential. As Corquin, San Marcos, Lepaera, Quezailica, Holy Name, Veracruz, San Jose de Copan, San Marcos de Calquín, la Campa, San Sebastian, Bethlehem Gualcho Guisayote reserve, have been growing as new destinations have begun to visit in an effort to discover the traditions and roots that distinguish us.
Each town has its unique fair, religious processions, history, cuisine, and friendly people. Also shown as a haven of peace, beyond its famous attractions that make this are so special, wild, unknown and full of landscapes, villages and destinations to discover. It's a mythical land, majestic and imposing, in every corner and in every region will be amazed with each of the attractions that count.
Definitely showing who we really are,the beautiful landscapes waiting to be discovered, different traditions, food and peoples of the area every day waking up with the hope of giving and showing what we have for the people we that come to Copan.