About 22 kilometers from Copán Ruinas along this same road are a series of pleasant hot springs ($1.50), where you can soak in synthetic pools or take a trail to the water’s source. There is a nice mix of cool river water combining with the boiling hot water from the springs to make the water perfect for a soak.
You can catch a pickup here from town, but a better way to get here is to combine a visit to the springs with a trip out to Finca El Cisne, preferably overnight, when you can use the springs after they have closed to other visitors.
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