Copan Ruinas town is a charming quiet place with a dozen streets lined with shops and hotels to accommodate a modest tourist trade on their way to famous Copan Ruins, which are about 1 km away. Colorful buildings, cobblestone sreets and friendly faces; there are numerous entertainments  in addition to the ruins including a large Mayan archeological museum, waterfall trek, butterfly house, ancient football display, language courses and ecology tours and rafting among others. The population is about six thousand.