Hacienda La Esperanza B&B

barrio el rio Copan Ruinas, Copan, Honduras (Show map)


Welcome to Hacienda La Esperanza B&B ... a unique bed and breakfast and one of a kind resort located in the heart of the famous ruins of Copan. We are the only B&B in all of Honduras (perhaps in the world) who's sole purpose for doing business is to support the indigenous Mayan Indians of the Copan Valley here in Honduras Central America. The resort is run by Paramedics For Children. 100% of all rental revenues go to Paramedics For Children to support their many programs as well as their clinic and school supply programs and a children's health and identification program to help save the lives of kidnapped and exploited children. We also run special all inclusive tours for volunteers who want to go with us on our regular missions to help the children in the mountains.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

WOW!!! This is a GREAT place to stay in Copan Ruinas!!!!

4.8 on September 12, 2011

Hacienda La Esperanza was great your host Rodger Harrison and the rest of the staff attend to your every need....Located just across the bridge from Copan Ruinas...and a short trip to the Mian Ruians. The price is a little more than the hotels in town BUT it is worth it, as all the money goes right back to the charity of paramedicsforchildren.org to run a clinic and help with school supplies.

Best place we stayed during our trip

4.0 on March 08, 2011

Hacienda la Esperanza was the best place we stayed during our 6 week trip through Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. This Bed and Breakfast is a short walk south of Copan. The atmosphere is thus semi-rural with beautifully landscaped grounds. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food is great. Pam and Roger go out of their way to welcome you and help you with local trips and guides. I would highly recommend this wonderfull place. And to top it off, all proceeds go towards operating a medical clinic for local choldren.

Amazing Place to stay!

4.2 on July 21, 2010

Hacienda La Esperanza is an incredible place to stay just outside of Copan Ruinas. The hosts are very friendly, and go out of their way to make you feel at home. We will defiantly return! A very enjoyable place to stay

A way to truly experience Honduras

4.8 on March 26, 2010

I had previously been to Copan and stayed at Marina Copan, a nice hotel but not all that different from other places for tourists. This time I stayed at La Esperanza and came to know the true Honduras. Rodger and Pam (and the staff) are welcoming and open, very sharing, and you immediately feel at home. Rooms are very comfortable, and you feel as if you are a guest of a good friend. If you want to know more about Honduras and Copan, this is the place to be. More than that, though, if you stay here you will be helping the people of the area. This B&B directly contributes its income to Paramedics for Children which provides medical care to the people of the area, school supplies to 2000+ children in the nearby mountain villages, an orphanage, and much much more. Not many B&Bs can say that. If you come simply for a B&B overnight you'll be very pleased. If you come on a brief mission trip you'll have the experience of a lifetime.

An experience of a lifetime!

5 on December 11, 2009

We stayed with Roger in February of 2008 and it was a once-in a lifetime experience... well maybe a twice-twice-in a lifetime experience because we are going back this March 2009. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds, open air design and private bathrooms. The climate there is warm and Roger the host is a truly amazing, giving individual. I appreciate being lucky enough to have visited there. I can't wait the go back!

Memorable time at Hacienda La Esperanza

4.8 on September 20, 2009

If you are planning to vist the Copan area of Honduras, you'll make a large mistake if you don't stay at Hacienda La Esperanza with host Rodger Harrison. Profits from this delightful, romantic residence go to support a clinic and schools for children living in the surrounding mountains. Staying with Rodger, a native of North Carolina, is like visiting an old friend, who has lived in the area for 12 years and shares his intimate knowledge of the historic sites and best guides. If you'll ask, he'll take you to visit in the local community on horseback or in an ATV.


3.6 on July 20, 2009

Absolutely beautiful....I'd definitely stay here again

Making my tourist dollars count

5 on April 18, 2009

Located on the outskirts of town, this colonial replica Spanish -style hacienda is run by a gregarious Southerner and his gracious Guatemalan partner. Accommodations are first rate and affordable, with hot showers, comfortable beds and authentic artifacts from the region. With lush gardens, three dogs and home cooked meals the feeling is more of staying with old friends than of a hotel. The hacienda is a ten minute walk into town and a short distance from the famous Copan Ruins. To coin a local phrase, everything about our stay was 'muy tranquillo'. If all this wasn't enough, the proceeds from the hacienda fund the on site medical clinic and the Paramedics for Children school supply program which supports local indigenous mountain children

A wonderful place to stay

5 on February 26, 2009

I had no idea what to expect, and what I found was wonderful....the spirit of the place was welcoming, the people very gracious, the food awesome and it provided a good place to come back to at the end of the day.

My stay at Hacienda la Esperanza

5 on February 04, 2009

My brother-in-law Edward Wilson and I had the pleasure of staying at Hacienda La Esperanza in Copán, Honduras from January 11-13, 2009. The room was clean, quiet, comfortable and beautiful, as were the grounds. The water pressure was good, the hot water was hot, and the plumbing worked well. We enjoyed hearing the magpie jays and zanate birds, and looking from the covered portico at the nicely designed and cared for courtyard with its many blooming bushes and trees. Marco Tulio Olivaras was a genial and flexible escort, taking us by tuk-tuk to and from the hacienda to the ruins and the town. Though the town was within easy walking distance, we were far enough away that we did not hear its sounds, but just the beautiful natural sounds around the hacienda. We slept very well. Most of all I want to thank Silvana Ayuso for being such a warm, friendly, and accommodating hostess. She made us delicious meals at times of our convenience, and was an interesting and engaging dining companion. It was sad to leave her and the hacienda, and I look forward to our next visit. Wishing Hacienda La Esperanza a very successful year, Tom Lum Forest February 3, 2009

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Tropical

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Horse stables, mountain tours, some transportation

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Private entrance, Turndown Service, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only All rooms and inside the structure are non smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We limit the number of people in one room to 3.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets allowed
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay paid in advance at the time of booking (credit card) or one week from the date of the reservation



Rodger Harrison

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , 2 horses

About the innkeepers

Our biggest interest is our work with the mayan Chorti Indians living in our area. The Inn supports a medical clinic and school supply programs for the poor. When we have time we ride horses, take long walks, and enjoy life.

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  • Time Served: 7-10 AM
  • Serving Location: outside on patio, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options