Honduras is a Spanish-speaking country the size of Tennessee in Central America that borders El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. It has coasts on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Copan Ruinas is located on the western border of Honduras nine kilometers from Guatemala. This small town of 11,000 is a quickly growing community near the famous Mayan ruins of Copan and it is the center of our mission work in Honduras as well as the hometown of Ingrid's family. It is quickly becoming a very popular tourist attraction; Europeans and other Americans are a common sight in the streets and restaurants. DRCC's sister church, the Church of Zion, is located here and we take part in their services while we are there. They also help coordinate our mission work. Copan Ruinas is the only place we are able to send and receive email as there are three or so Internet cafes located near the main square.
Santa Barbara is a medium-sized town between the capital, San Pedro Sula, and Copan Ruinas. The orphanage we visit every year is located not far outside of the actual town itself.
- CIA World Factbook entry for Honduras.
Copan Ruinas Map
- Placemat map of central Copan Ruinas. Ask anyone who has been there several times, and they can point out places we go on the map.
- News,restaurants, events, hotels, tours, charities and more in Copan Ruinas.
- An article about Copan Ruinas and the sculpture museum at the ruins.
- A good history of the ruins.
Touristy description of Copan Ruinas.
- La Prensa, Honduras' largest newspaper. (In Spanish)
- A Honduras travel guide with lots of good information.
- About a million website links dealing with Honduras.
- Languages of Honduras, including a map showing where each is spoken.