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.
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.
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.
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.