With Guatemala to the North and Nicaragua to the South, little-visited Honduras is Central America’s second largest nation and boasts unspoilt rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, beautiful Caribbean and Pacific coastlines as well as mountainous jungle scenery within the central area.
The most visited place in Honduras is the remarkable Mayan ruins of Copán, close to the border with Guatemala. Historians believe that the ruins were once that of the Mayans’ most important southern city, and visitors will be impressed by the well-preserved remains of temples, pyramids, plazas and sports courts. Intricately carved stelae and sculptures draw archaeological enthusiasts from every corner. The nearby charming town of Copán Ruinas provides a relaxing base to explore the nearby site. Being so close to the border, a stop in Copán is easily combined with holidays to Guatemala.
For those wishing to make more of their time in Honduras, picturesque Lake Yojoa and the Pulhapanzak Falls are definitely worth a stop. Visitors to Honduras’ Caribbean coast will find palm-fringed beaches and small Garifuna communities (descendants of African slaves and American Indians). The nearby Bay Islands of Roatán and Utila have access to one of the finest coral reefs in Central America and boast first-class diving and snorkelling. Explore waterfalls, hike nature trails through seven ecosystems and experience first class wildlife spotting at the unspoilt Pico Bonito National Park. Western & Oriental recommend staying at The Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito, a beautifully appointed property nestled into former cacao and coffee plantations within the national park.
This little-visited, friendly country is a tempting place for intrepid travellers. Discover pristine biodiversity, wildlife-rich cloud and rainforests and stunning coastlines in relative peace and at a fraction of the price of neighbouring countries. Honduras can be visited as a standalone holiday or is easily combinable with other Central American countries.
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