I am a Maya fan. I love these ruins, the genius the Maya left behind. I have enjoyed Tulum, El Rey, and one of the newly named Seven Wonders of the World at Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza hosts several engineering marvels including the main pyramid that creates an incredible shadow each Autumnal and Vernal Equinox. Check out the ITKT video on Chichen Itza here. So by the time I arrived in Copán Ruinas, I knew the archaeological site was a must see.
In the same dynamic theme, the Copán Ruinas of Honduras nearly rivals Chichen Itza with underground catacombs, size, history, and an inspiring staircase, while surpassing Chichen Itza with more intricate carvings and fantastic 25-foot tall steles celebrating a slew of Maya head honchos.
Copán Ruinas is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from San Pedro Sula and is also home to one of the more charming Central American towns I have even visited, Copán Ruinas.
I recommend taking a guided tour of the grounds for a deeper understanding of the Maya culture and history of Copán. To see the ITKT video on Copán Ruinas