A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Copan vs. David for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Copan or David?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Copan and David can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Copan or David?

Copan

If you are a lover of history, or just really want to tap into your inner Indiana Jones, a trip to Copan, Honduras is right up your alley. Located in western Honduras, the cobblestone lined streets and white adobe buildings topped with red roofs provide the beautiful backdrop to this once powerful city.

Occupied by the Maya for 2,000 years, Copan was the ruling city in the southern Mayan kingdom. Settled nicely in a fertile river valley among rolling hills, this city is absolutely fascinating and the perfect place to explore history.

David

In the Pacific West of Panama, David is the capital city of Chiriqui province. The city's population of almost 150,000 is among the wealthiest in the country. There is a well established middle class and unemployment remains low in the area. The area has grown rapidly in recent years with growing commercial and banking sectors. The city is well connected to the rest of the country by the Pan American Highway.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Honduras, The Best Adventure Tours to Honduras, The Best 2-Week Tours from Panama City, and The Best Adventure Tours to Panama.


Which place is cheaper, David or Copan?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Copan is $90, while the average daily cost in David is $32. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Copan and David in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Copan $22
    David $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Copan $44
    David $24
Compare Hotels in Copan and David

Looking for a hotel in Copan or David? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Copan


Hotels in David


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: David Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Copan $78
    David $12

Is it cheaper to fly into Copan or David?

Prices for flights to both David and Copan change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Copan $21
    David $10

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Copan $25
    David $4.39

Tours and Activities in David

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for David are as follows:

  • Coffee Plantation Tour: $55

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Copan $7.21
    David -


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Copan and David, we can see that Copan is more expensive. And not only is David much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to David would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in David and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Copan would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Copan than you might in David.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Copan Expensive? and Is David Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Copan or David?

David has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Copan. When comparing the sizes of Copan and David, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.