Nestled in the hills above the tranquil Copán Valley, Hacienda San Lucas is a 100-year old family-owned retreat uniquely situated directly above the world-renowned Maya ruins of Copán. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay, in the hand-built, 3rd generation Honduras solar-powered adobe hacienda, recently restored by Flavia Cueva, the owner, manager and spiritual force behind San Lucas. The 100-year old Hacienda San Lucas has managed to transcend age and time by presenting guests with a chic, restored retreat overlooking the Maya ruins of Copan. The 8 bedrooms are each equipped with delightful beds, linen, and private bath, while espousing local design techniques and handcrafted art in the decor. Visit the Copan ruins or take a 5 minute ride into the center of town to understand the community and its history. Otherwise, simply lounge in a hammock and sink into paradise.
Spending the night in a candlelit San Lucas room is a truly enchanting, unforgettable experience. There are eight distinctive rooms with private bath, hot water, solar lighting, and ceiling fans. The beds are hand-crafted from local cedar with firm, comfortable mattresses.
At the Hacienda San Lucas kitchen, local Maya traditional food bases - maize, squash, and beans - meet new and old world cooking techniques ... in a wood fire hearth. The original kitchen is faithful to the Maya tradition and sacredness of smoke as a conduit to the Gods. Come and enjoy an authentic culinary experience prepared before your eyes in the rustic, open kitchen & join Maya Chortí preparing tortillas or wrapping tamales.
A healing and wellness center that offers a magical environment for an unforgettable and transformative experience. If you are an instructor or group leader, Gaia is ideal for group spiritual activities such as yoga, meditation, massage and energy therapy, Reiki, Qigong, Thai yoga massage, Tai Chi, shamanistic ceremonies.
Hseback riding tours, to and from the town of Copan, along the river, or up into the hills to tour villages or the San Rafael organic coffee finca. Hike the nature trails to spectacular views of the Copan Valley, the ruins, and the town of Copan. Tour a Coffee FInca. Learn how the fabulous coffee of the Copan region is cultivated by visiting the Welchez Coffee Finca. Time for the Spa. Enjoy a soothing soak in the hot springs at the Lunar Jaguar Spa. Just relax. Lie in a hammock and read a book, paint the stunning nature and views, play with the dogs, or simply meditate. Visit the on-site ruin Los Sapos, the mysterious Mayan ceremonial site whose true purpose still confounds archeologists. For nature lovers, enjoy fantastic bird watching, and the exotic butterflies, in the exuberant, lush tropical forest. The Copan region is a birdwatcher's paradise.