La Casa de Don Santiago
Copan Ruinas, Honduras


Welcome to La Casa de Don Santiago

A Stylish and Comfortable Vacation Townhouse Rental

Copans loveliest vacation rental property


La Casa de Don Santiago, is a charming village townhouse, located in the center of Copan Ruinas, close to all museums, archeological sites, shops, restaurants and language schools and five blocks from the quaint Central Square with its whitewashed cathedral as well as the fruit and vegetable market where fresh produce and sweet tropical fruits are delivered each morning.

La Casa de Don Santiago provides the best, most comfortable rental accommodations in Copan and features superb design, local handcrafted artisan touches and all the amenities to make your stay in Copan a truly memorable one.

The home is sparkling clean and fully furnished with sturdy, handsome hardwood furniture made by local craftsmen. Modern designer details abound throughout the house; track lighting, ceiling fans, granite countertops, original oil paintings and native fabrics adorn the walls. A private interior garden offers a pleasant open air space to relax in an oversized comfy chair or lounge in the hammock. Colonial touches include; adobe tile roof, wood beams, wrought iron balconies and window bars.

La Casa de Don Santiago sleeps five to seven guests and offers 2 large bedrooms, each with 1 double bed, comfortable mattress, writing desk, reading lamp, night table, ceiling fan, desk, extra large closet, private balcony w/ valley view, private bath w/ granite countertop, hot water, and large mirror. Option to add one single bed to each bedroom. Second floor offers plenty of natural light and feature high ceilings with hand hewn wood beams. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, refrigerator, electric range, microwave, coffeemaker, chrome shelving, storage room, pots & pans, all utensils and purified water. Breakfast bar & dining area with lovely hardwood table. Living room with single sofa bed, color tv w/ cable, DVD player & library. Laundry facilities. Reference library with books on Maya archeology, travel and history. Wireless Internet.

Daily maid service included in rate. All bed linens, towels, bath soap, blanket and quilt are provided.

The refrigerator is stocked daily with a selection of soft drinks, mineral water, local beers, white wine, sparkling wine & organic, locally sourced coffee available at a modest extra charge.

In the mood for a massage? Relax, unwind and rejuvinate at Bamboo Patio Massage Pavilion located just across the street on the premises of La Casa de Cafe ... surrounded by lush gardens and an impressive view of the Copan River Valley, it´s an oasis of calm and nature where our massage therapists Fátima & Joxany, offer up the best 1 hour, Classic / Swedish relaxation massage in Copan.

Copan Ruinas is a quaint, cobblestone mountain village of apprx 10,000 inhabitants. The impressive Maya archeological park, which has been designated a World Patrimony Site by the United Nations is a 30 minute walk from Casa de Don Santiago along a pleasant, meandering stone path past cow pasture. Just after the main site, the archeological site of Las Sepulturas awaits visitors with a spectacular, secluded wooded setting and many well preserved structures. There are also museums to explore; the world class Maya Sculpture Museum, the Copan Archeology Museum, Peabody Photo Exhibition, Copan Digital Museum and Casa Kinich, an interactive Maya museum.
Copan is situated at an elevation of 1,800 ft and has a near perfect year round climate with temperatures averaging 78F. Days are warm … often hot! … most are sunny … and evenings are cool and comfortable. As we like to say …. In Copan … Its springtime ... all the time!

Nearby excursions include the Macaw Mountain Tropical Bird Park. The Rastrojón, Las Sepulturas, Rio Amarillo & El Puente Archeological Parks. Hot springs, coffee plantation tours, waterfalls, caving, hiking in nearby hills with lovely panoramic valley views, nature & birding tours and visits to local Chorti Maya Indian villages.

There is convenient, comfortable and quick transport available to Guatemala and San Pedro Sula with connections to Tela, La Ceiba and the Bay Islands.


The village of Copan has a variety of restaurants all located within a couple of blocks of the Central Square. Most eateries specialize in local fare, simple hearty meals based on fresh, local ingredients such as grilled chicken or beef, beans, rice, country cream, fried bananas, pickled veggies and requisite tortillas. For non-meat eaters there is locally farm grown tilapia fish which are fried whole to a golden crusty brown. Washed down with a local pilsner beer or a fresh whipped tropical shake and you have the makings of a Copan style country feast. Weekend evenings, strolling mariachi bands serenade diners for tips. For those seeking a hit of home there is pizza, veggie burgers and Asian inspired dishes.


Join us in the lovely garden of
The Cafe at La Casa de Cafe, located just across the street.
We serve the best in breakfasts, light healthy lunches, dinners & snacks - everything homemade & natural.


The town is small and friendly and very safe for travellers to walk at any hour day or night. The Copanecos, as the locals are called, are well known for their warm, laid back hospitality towards guests. Many visitors remark that Copan is one of the loveliest, safest, most inspiring towns they’ve visited in Central America!


La Casa de Don Santiago has been recommended by the following travel guides:

Lonely Planet Central America
Lonely Planet Guatemala
Footprint Mexico & Central America
Moon Handbook Honduras
Moon Handbook Guatemala
Honduras & Bay Islands Guide
Rough Guide Guatemala
Rough Guide Central America
Frommer's Guatemala Guide
Guatemala Stefan Loose Travel Handbucher
Reise Know How Honduras
Le Guide du Routard Guatemala
Petit Fute Guatemala


La Casa de Don Santiago is available for rental by the night, week, month or year.

For rates & reservations please contact us:

La Casa de Don Santiago
Barrio El Centro
Copan Ruinas

Tel 504 2651-4620


The proprietors of La Casa de Don Santiago 
also offer the following accomodations options in Copan Ruinas:

Casa Jaguar
Vacation Home Rental

La Casa de Cafe
Copans' first Bed & Breakfast Inn

Copans' Boutique Hotel


Studio 22 | Copan
Copans' first micro apartment
Livin' Large in 250 sq ft!