Taking a step back into Spanish colonial times is a rare treat, and when you combine that with the ancient Mayan ruins, the majesty of the national Parks, both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, as well as the Bay Islands, Honduras should absolutely be considered the jewel of Central America. The second largest country in the region, it borders Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
Honduras is a destination that is safe for all levels of travelers, although recent political events have made certain parts of the country somewhat instable. Visitors are advised to pay attention to the local media, and play it safe when regarding any sort of public demonstrations that you might see going on in the streets. Check with the BBC or CNN, or the local embassy, for up-to-date information on what is going on within the country before you decide to make a trip.
Honduras is a developing country. As such, many things are still in a transition period. Tourism is an expanding industry, and while the people themselves are extremely laid-back, the food is beyond description, and the beauty of the country is without comparison, there are still parts of Honduras that are considered relatively undiscovered. While you will be able to find luxury accommodations in all the major cities, there is a vast difference between the developed portions of the country and the undeveloped.
If you're here for beaches and snorkeling, then the Bay Islands are your destination. However, the beauty of Gracias, a colonial mountain town, is unparalleled, and visiting Copan will get you up close and personal with some of the most amazing Mayan ruins in the entire Central and South American region. Not to mention the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, which is the largest tropical rain forest of Central America.
Transportation is dependent upon where you happen to be within the country. First-time travelers should stick to the cities, while veteran adventurers will feel comfortable heading out into the brush for a little more culture.
Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands.
The most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole, capital of Roatán municipality, lo…
This is going to be best piece of advice you get here, this place is dangerouse please don't stay here I was attacked here and I stayed one night in Copan and met guy who got stabbed, we both…
Utila is an island off the coast of Northern Honduras. This small island is home to about 3,000 locals and more than a dozen diving shops. Even though prices have escalated over the past fe…
Copan Ruinas or the Copan Ruins are a star Mayan attraction not just in Honduras but, along with Tikal, Chichen Itza and Palenque, in the whole of Central America.... if Tikal is about size a…
Copan is the famed Mayan archaeological city in western Honduras that at one time had a population of 24,000 residents. The ruins are well taken care of and are an impressive site.
Of all the major Central American cities, Tegucigalpa's climate is among the most pleasant due to its high altitude. Like much of central Honduras, the city has a tropical climate, though tem…
It is the third largest city in Honduras, containing roughly 250,000 people. The town is just beginning to have a tourist infrastructure for westerners. There are good hotels, ATM machines an…
West bay is a beautiful, picturesque vilage just to the south of West End. A number of hotels line the beach along with restaurants and a couple of dive shops.
West Bay offers exceptional s…
Lake Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras and it is situated on the road between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.
A sleepy village on the " West End" of Roatan, that serves as the main epicentre of diving for the island. Around 8 - 9 dive shops are based here as well as numerous restaurants and accomodat…
Oak Ridge is a small town of 5,000 native residents that is on the south side of Roatan Island. Oak ridge has a rather remote setting and is not much of a tourist destination because it is h…