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Honduras

4.0 km (2.5 miles) ESE of Monte Cristo, Copán, Honduras
Approx. altitude: 616 m (2020 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 15°S 91°E

Accuracy: 14.4 km (8.9 mi)
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#2: GPS readings: A little bit too far away for a walk this late afternoon! #3: The CP is behind that mountain chain. #4: The valley in which the hot springs are. #5: The town of Copán. #6: The famous Maya ruins of Copán.

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  15°N 89°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: The area around the thermal springs, 14 km from the confluence point.

(visited by Andy Sischka and Gerhard Schmitz)

20-Nov-2004 -- Some days after approaching the confluence point 15°N 91°W in Guatemala, our group of 18 people arrived in Copán, Honduras (picture #5), only 12 km from the border to Guatemala, at the road CA 11 and already 18 km southwest of the confluence point 15°N 89°W.

Since our "schedule" was not very narrow that very day, we first visited the Maya ruins of Copán (picture #6), which are the most famous in Honduras, about two kilometers from the town of Copán.

Later that day, in the afternoon we organized a visit of hot spings "somewhere in the northeast" of Copán, as some folkes said, that we found as the best opportunity of approaching the point 15°N 89°W. A rented pick-up brought us on a gravel road through many small villages, to somewhere near the village Zapote, which is situated in a beautiful valley (picture #4). The hot spings (picture #1) at which we arrived, were still 14 km from the confluence point (picture #2), beyond the mountain chain (picture #3) in the east of the hot spings.

Although this was the second incomplete confluence visit during our journey, this early evening we did not worry, but enjoyed this real hot and relaxing thermal water.


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#1: The area around the thermal springs, 14 km from the confluence point.
#2: GPS readings: A little bit too far away for a walk this late afternoon!
#3: The CP is behind that mountain chain.
#4: The valley in which the hot springs are.
#5: The town of Copán.
#6: The famous Maya ruins of Copán.
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