Hacienda San Lucas
Hacienda San Lucas is an enchanting family-owned retreat with 8 simple but comfortable rooms nestled in the foothills of western Honduras overlooking the whole valley and the ancient Mayan site of Copán is just 10 minutes away by road.
At a Glance
A family-owned retreat with 8 simple but comfortable rooms
Nestled in the foothills of western Honduras with views overlooking the whole valley
Situated above the Mayan ruins at Copán, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
Dine by candlelight and enjoy local specialities
Hike the national trails or while away the time on the porch in a beautiful setting
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Hacienda San Lucas or take a look at our itineraries to Copan
Hacienda San Lucas is a 100 year-old hacienda with a wonderful setting nestled in the hills above the Mayan ruins at Copán, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The rustic guest rooms at Hacienda San Lucas are furnished with hand-crafted cedar beds, vaulted ceilings and a porch with fantastic views. Candlelit dinners, featuring many local specialities, are prepared by the local Maya Chortí staff and are served family-style in the cozy dining area.
The hacienda is great for relaxing, hiking the nature trails around the property, bird watching, horse riding in the beautiful surrounding countryside and visiting the historic ruins of Copán, nestled amongst the tropical jungle and undoubtedly one of the most impressive Mayan site in Central America.
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.
Children are welcome at Hacienda San Lucas. There are no formal children's facilities or activities although children can enjoy exploring in the grounds, riding and gentle walking on the nature trails.
Hacienda San Lucas has relaxing seating areas where guests can sit peacefully and enjoy the views and the birdsong. There is also a restaurant serving delicious regional cuisine cooked by the hacienda's local Maya Chortí staff in the open kitchen. Guests are welcome to join in with the cooking, filling tortillas and wrapping tamales.
There are many activities on offer from Hacienda San Lucas including birdwatching, hiking the nature trails around the property with amazing views, horse riding in the hills and to local villages, bathing in the hot springs at Lunar Jaguar and visiting a coffee plantation. Naturally no visit would be complete without a visit to the famous Copan ruins, one of the most important Mayan sites in Central America, whose impressive temples and plazas in a lush jungle setting.
Location & Directions
Hacienda San Lucas is located just outside the town of Copán Ruinas (25 minut walk from downtown Copán), which is about a two and a half hour drive from San Pedro Sula.
When to go
Like most tropical countries, Honduras experiences a rainy season (May to November) and a dry season (December to April). During the rainy season, rains usually come in the afternoon and last an hour or so. Hurricanes are most likely from September to October, though they rarely hit Honduras directly. The forests and countryside are more lush during the rainy season, but travel can be harder as roads get swept away by rain and mud slides. February and March are good months to visit because the weather is fairly stable across the country; the trails and roads are drying out but the trees and underbrush are still full and green. Travel is easier during the dry season but can be busy with tourists.