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Adventure in Honduras: Ruins

I want to take a trip to somewhere in Central America where I can see the rainforest and spend some time on the beach. Should I go with Costa Rica or Honduras?

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The ancient ruins of Copan.     Photo: Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock.com

A:The ancient city of Copan, in the western portion of the country, was a major Mayan outpost until it was abandoned sometime in the 10th century. The Spanish discovered its ruins 600 years later, and now the temples, plazas, and buildings on its small but impressive site are some of the best of the ancient civilization's remaining architecture. Yarangua Tours is one of the many local operators who will guide you through the ruins.

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