#35 Copan, Honduras
Population: Just over 42,803
Average Annual Temp: 82°F
Copan Ruinas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northwestern Honduras. Walking distance away from modern Copan, this world-renowned archaeological site is one of the most revered tourist destinations in Honduras.
Amidst narrow cobblestone streets of brightly-painted buildings, artistic stone monuments, pyramids and museums, Copanecos tend shop selling traditional foods, handcrafts, and souvenirs.
Heritage and cultural preservation efforts are in full force and eco-tourism is on the rise. The new Rio Amarillo Airport opening March 2015 is set to service tourists and a high profile community of anthropologists, archaeologists, and conservation-minded expats. New highways are planned to shorten driving times to central Honduras. And expats keep themselves busy watching over 330 species of birds, hiking nature and rainforest trails, and exploring ruins, waterfalls, caves and hot springs.
The Copan real estate market is responding well to growth demands. Timing couldn’t be better for expats and investors. From affordable new and historic homes, to modern tropical mountain top estates, to agriculture and commercial properties, the value for the dollar here is really quite remarkable.