4 Places To Visit In Honduras

 

When people think about visiting a country in Central America, places like Mexico and Costa Rica tend to come at the top of the list. Honduras often doesn’t figure on travelers’ radars, and if it does, they often have a bad impression of it. But there are plenty of positive reasons why you should consider a holiday to this country including its lush green rainforests, beautiful sandy beaches and friendly welcoming people. Let’s look closer at some of the top places to see if you do decide to pay Honduras a visit.

 

Lake Yojoa

 

The largest lake in the whole country, Lake Yojoa is a stunning green basin which is fed by tributary rivers. Just some of the sights that you can experience nearby include archaeological grounds, volcanic peaks, cloud forests, and pineapple farms. There are plenty of mountain treks that you can enjoy in the surrounding area on foot, and you can even go into the river for a swim if the weather is right.

 

Pico Bonito National Park

 

The winding Río Cangrejal sits at the entrance to the Pico Bonito National Park, home to some of the best white water rafting in the entire region. It is also the best place to spot a host of wildlife including puma, jaguars, and toucans. While you are here, you should certainly trek up to the Río Zacate waterfall, where you can spot hundreds of species of bird fluttering in the trees above. And you certainly won’t forget the views you can see at the top in a hurry.

 

Bay Islands

 

Even though Honduras is the second biggest country in the region, it is also the least visited. Even areas which are crying out for visitors like the Bay Islands remain underdeveloped – which makes them all the more appealing. Utila is the one that you certainly shouldn’t miss out on visiting, and if you are into scuba diving, this is certainly the place to come. If diving isn’t your thing, you can simply sit back and enjoy the scenery with a cocktail in hand.

 

Copán Ruinas

 

The most well-known attraction in the country is certainly the Copan Ruins – remnants of the ancient Mayan society which used to live in this area. Everything is so well-preserved that you will feel like you have stepped back in time. In fact, this is one of the most celebrated archaeological sites in the world, but it is often overlooked in favour of places like Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. Well, if you are taking a trip to Honduras, you certainly can’t miss out on a visit.

 

If you plan on visiting Honduras, the capital city is usually the place to start, and the Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel is a great place to stay. As you can see from this blog post, there are plenty of places to visit.

 

Seeing lesser-known countries like Honduras is a special experience for any traveller, and you are likely to receive a great welcome during your time here.

 

 

 

Why France Is Perfect For All The Family

With roughly 200 million international visitors per year, France is a leading destination for holiday-goers. In fact, in 2016 travel and tourism came to a value of 198.3 billion euros in the country!

So, France is clearly the destination of choice for people of all ages. And if you’re traveling as a family, it’s a great holiday spot for mums, dads and children. Here’s why…

France for Mums

If you’re a bit of a culture-vulture, France is home to plenty of museums and galleries, attractions, historic monuments and natural areas for mums to enjoy.

Visit the natural history museum, which is perfect for your entire family, climb the iconic Eiffel Tower or admire the exhibitions at the Louvre. For sun-worshippers, head to the Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, for views of the stunning Mediterranean Sea and white sandy beaches. You can also do a bit of people spotting and catch the rich and famous in their lavish villas and luxurious yachts!

France for Dads

Skiing in the French Alps could be a great way to keep the whole family active on holiday. With plenty of resorts available to choose from, you can also try your hand at ice skating, sledging, snow shoeing and mushing.

Whether you’re experienced or a beginner on the slopes, you can find group or private lessons available, which even cater for children from four years old.

For a more relaxed day off-piste, the French Alps and Pyrenees are prime walking areas and there are indoor swimming pools available too. Or, you could sit in front of a roaring fire with a hot chocolate of course.

If you’re a dad who loves a bit of adventure, skiing is a great choice for a family holiday and has something for everyone!

France for Kids

A camping holiday in France could be the ideal way to keep your kids entertained on holiday. With luxurious mobile holiday homes available at Eurocamp’s holiday parcs, your children can get the best of kid’s clubs, water parks and activities like zip wires and waterslides right on your doorstep.

In the meantime, you can relax in the spas, the gyms or restaurants on-site, or explore some of the nearby shops. Plus, France’s most iconic landmarks and best restaurants are all conveniently close to your accommodation. So, you can get the most out of your holiday by seeing the best sights and staying in complete comfort, whilst keeping the kids happy!

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your next family holiday, head to France. There’s something for everyone when you choose this country for your summer break and you’ll want to come back time and time again!