From palm-lined sandy beaches and entrancing cloud forests to ancient Mayan ruins and Spanish colonial cities, Honduras has everything that tourists get in Central America. Nestled in between Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, Honduras is one of the region’s largest countries and features a long Caribbean coastline that offers convenience to an array of beautiful offshore islands as well as the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
What to See & Do
The country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, along with other large cities such as San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba, provide the foremost in fashionable attractions and transport, shopping, feeding and nightlife selections, whereas charming recent cities like Comayagua and Gracias feature Spanish history and colonial architecture. The cozy mountain town of Santa Rosa is the tourist’s ticket to Copan‘s impressive ancient Mayan ruins.
Coveted destinations like Cuscuco National Park, Lake Yojoa, Río Platano Biosphere Reserve, and Rio Cangrejal are Honduras’s natural attractions, presenting opportunities for hiking through tropical cloud forests, traveling coffee plantations and exploring unspoiled ecosystems abundant in exotic life additionally to adventures like cave exploring and whitewater rafting. A brief flight or boat ride to the Bay Islands of Roatan, Utila and Guanaja awards a Caribbean paradise ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling, sport fishing and boating.
What to Eat
Typical Honduran cuisine is similar to Mexican but less spicy and primarily consists of beef, rice and fried beans, with dishes like deep-fried tacos, enchiladas and baleadas being most common.
Domestic flights, public buses and limited trains are available for getting around the Honduran mainland, while boats and planes provide transport to the Bay Islands.
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