Two of Copán Ruinas ’s most popular watering holes include Twisted Tanya’s, with its happy hour 4–6 p.m., and Carnitas Nia Lola, where you can find happiness 6:30–8 p.m.
A popular after-dark option is Café Via Via, where you’ll find plenty of fellow travelers.
Next door, Tunkul Bar has a happy hour 7–8 p.m. and beer on tap.
Café Bar Xibalba, inside the Hotel Camino Maya, is a quiet place with a cozy atmosphere where you can sample local coffees or enjoy your favorite cocktail.
The Centro de Recreación Camino Maya (6 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 6 a.m.–2 a.m. Fri. and Sat.), includes a swimming pool ($2), restaurant, and disco (cover charge) in addition to Tavos Karaoke Bar. It’s two blocks south and one block east from the plaza on a pleasant riverside location beside the Quebrada Sesemil.
For weekend movies, head to Hacienda El Jaral, a few kilometers outside of town on the road to San Pedro Sula. You’ll see signs around town with current shows and schedules.