Created by Alejandra Larade.
Would you like to have fun in a tropical paradise where you can relax on a beautiful beach, or dive and explore one of the best barrier reefs in the world?
How about exploring some ancient Mayan ruins, or enjoying a great adventure immersed in a rain forest admiring endangered species? Honduras has it all.
Amazing Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
Explore the largest Biosphere Reserve in Honduras, located in La Moskitia rain forest, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This reserve is comprised of mountains, a coastal plain with lagoons and ocean, as well as majestic waterfalls. This is an area with an unaltered ecosystem containing various species such as crocodiles, iguanas, various monkeys (spider, white headed capuchin), jaguars, Margay cats, Caribbean manatees, Central American tapir, and turtles just to name a few. If you love birds, this would be paradise for you, as there are more than 350 different kinds to view and observe. Hiking, fishing, and rafting expeditions are available for the more adventurous types, and at the Rio Platano you can also wander and explore some of the Mayan ruins spread along the area.
Finest Mayan Portraits and Famous Ruins of Copan
Copan is a vast archeological site and is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This complex consists of two large pyramids, stone temples, plazas, altars and stelae. Maya stelae are monuments that were fashioned by the Maya civilization of ancient Mesoamerica. The hieroglyphic inscriptions and carvings describe the history, customs, politics, and events of the Mayans. This area has a large court for the Mesoamerican ball game, which is the second largest in the Americas. Here you can also find some outstanding examples of Mayan art and architecture, depicting their skill at astronomy and mathematics.
Incredibly and Exquisite Punta Sal
This is another very important National Park in Honduras due to its biodiversity, inhabited by some exotic birds, howler monkeys, and other species of amphibians. The park has two areas: the peninsula and the lagoon. At the peninsula you’ll find an idyllic white sand beach, located on the western end of the Bay of Tela. Equal to many great beaches in the world, this beach is without big crowds and infrastructure, almost tranquil, and free of boats. From here the view of the nearby cliffs affords a view of the local tropical birds. Take time to enjoy some snorkeling and admire some of the abundant marine life and the gorgeous coral reefs. The Lagoon is the area in the park with the vast population of birds. It is surrounded by mangroves, and separated from the sea by a narrow sand bar where The Garifuna village is located. Catch some spice of the culture of the Garifuna people, one of the last truly authentic populations. Witness how they live now, as very little has changed over the course of two hundred years.