There are two sections of Santa Rosa. The first is the colonial core of the city, which centers on the top of a hill that includes Parque Central and the Centro Histórico. The other lines the highway about 1km (1/2 mile) from the center and is where you'll find the bus terminal, the cigar factory, and many poorly constructed residences.

Visitor Information

Banco Atlántida (south side of Parque Central; tel. 504/2662-0138) and HSBC (1 block west of the plaza on Calle Centenario; tel. 504/2662-0847) have 24-hour ATMs and will exchange traveler's checks. The tourist office (tel. 504/2662-2234) is in a round building smack in the middle of Parque Central and doubles as a cybercafe (Mon-Sat 8am-noon and 1:30-6pm).

An Easter Festival

While it isn't as large as the Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations in Comayagua, the 7 days before Easter are still quite a spectacle in Santa Rosa de Copán. Six traditional processions reenact the Easter story and begin on Holy Thursday. One highlight of the festivities is the colorful designs, created from dyed sawdust and street flowers, that are laid out in the street for the processions to march over.

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