Honduras Tourism – Honduras Has So Much to Offer

It’s a miracle that earth has such beauty. It is simply impossible to create a wonder like the ones which are naturally made. If we see the planet from space, and take a glance towards the Americas, then you can see a bridge that connects North America with South America. Honduras lies on that particular bridge which we can see from space. It’s amazing to feel the glory of that nature, especially when we stand at a place which is surrounded with the greenery and colorful beauty of it.

Honduras is at the Center of the Americas

Honduras is at the Center of the Americas

Honduras is actually a Republic in Central America, and was officially called Spanish Honduras so that it could be differentiated from British Honduras. The country of Honduras is surrounded on the southwest by EI Salvador, and Nicaragua to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the south at Gulf of Fonseca, and the Gulf of Honduras towards the north direction. The Gulf of Honduras is a huge inlet from the Caribbean Sea. The size of this country is more than 112,000 square kilometers where more than 8,600,000 people exist. (With over 14 million registered Cell phones in the country Tigo and Claro the main cell phone providers should be very happy. Especially considering the enormous amounts of bogus SMS messages they send all day every day to their users enticing them to sign up for bogus unfair services which in our opinion should be made illegal.)

Hiking in Honduras is a Favorite Tourism Activity

Honduras TourismHonduras has so much to see and do

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa.

The Capital City of Honduras - Tegucigalpa

Capital City of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, in the Francisco Morazan Department

If we go back to the history of this country,

then the archaeologists have established that it has a rich and multi-ethnic prehistory. The prehistory explores the presence of Mayan communities, especially around the city of Copan in Western Honduras, close to the border of Guatemala.

Ball Field at the Ruinas de Copan Honduras Mayan Archaeological Park

Ball Field at the Ruinas de Copan Honduras Mayan Archaeological Park

Here, you will see many carved inscriptions and stelae.

The climate of Honduras varies from tropical in the lowlands to temperate in the mountains. The Central and Southern areas are comparatively hotter, and also less humid as compared to the northern coast. The territory of Honduras comprises of largely mountains, but narrow plains can also be found along the coasts.

The Honduras tourism industry has worked hard to enable access to some of the most attractive sites, like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, along with the Coco River that separates this country from Nicaragua.

Visit the Islas de la Bahia (the Bay Islands) and the Swan Islands (Islas del Cisne) which are part of Honduras.

The natural resources of Honduras comprise of timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coffee, coal, fish, shrimp and hydro-power and yes, cacao was discovered in Honduras by Columbus taking care of all your favorite Chocolate cravings.

Honduran Coffee

How to make a perfect cup of Coffee
Start with fresh, clean, cold water.
Measure one level tablespoon of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. (Adjust strength by using more or less coffee.)
Brew. (Distribute coffee evenly in filter.)
Pour your favorite cup and enjoy.
Bonus Tip: For ultimate freshness, store in an airtight container and place in your freezer.
SOURCE: Tucan Coffee

This region is measured as a biodiversity hot spot due to the number of plant and animal species.

Honduras Jaguar

Jaguars are still found in the La Mosquitia region of Honduras and were likely viewed as important religious animals in the pre-Colombian society here.

It has widespread biological resources. This country has more than 6,000 species of Vascular plants out of which 630 are orchids, 250 reptiles and amphibians, over 700 bird species,

Red Macaws at the Copan Ruins Archaeological Park in Honduras

Red Macaws at the Copan Ruins Archaeological Park in Honduras

110 mammal species, and the remaining half are bats. You can experience the rain forests, cloud forests, mangroves, savannas, mountain ranges with pine and oak trees, and also the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.

Honduras Tourism Industry

The Bay Islands has bottlenose dolphins, manta rays, parrot fish, schools of blue tang and whale sharks. Through this you might have gotten that Honduras has plenty of attractions to see and explore, from its flora and fauna to the exotic natural beauties.

Honduras Whale Shark - Tiburon Ballena Utila Bay Islands

Honduras Whale Shark – Tiburon Ballena
Utila Bay Islands

The economy of this country has continued to grow slowly, but the Honduras tourism industry has continued to work hard and diligently to provide tourists with a once in a lifetime experience of diverse options. The infrastructure of Honduras has continued to develop, although it has been subject to many natural disasters over the years.  Even with the ups and downs of the economy, as well as politics, the Tourism Industry has not given up and continues to provide world class Hotels, Resorts, Tours, Diving and many other new and trending activities.

Reaching Honduras is not a big issue. American Airlines, United / Continental, TACA, Aero Mexico, and many other International Air Travel options as well as Cruise Ships can get you to Honduras.

Tegucigalpa airport is located at a distance of 5 kilometers to the southeast direction of the city. Taxis and buses function to and from the city. Basic facilities like bars,

Rehab Bar and Restaurant Utila Honduras

Villas Pico Bonito – Hotel – Eco-Lodge- Restaurant – Bar – Resort – La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras

restaurants, duty-free shops, banks,

cars for hire, post office, and first aid are available at the airport. International airports like La Mesa International Airport, which is situated in San Pedro Sula,

Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula - Estadio Olimpico - Honduras

Honduras plays almost all of its National Soccer Team games at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula – Known as the Estadio Olimpico. The Team is also widely referred to as “La Selección Catracha and La BiColor H

Goloson in La Ceiba,

Honduras Flights at La Ceiba Airport

Honduras Flights at La Ceiba Airport

and Dr. Juan Manuel Galvez on Roatan

Landing in Roatan - Air Strip

Landing in Roatan

Flights between Roatan and San Salvador as well as Flights between Tegucigalpa and San Salvador

Avianca Airlines will be using their new ATR72-600 aircraft to provide service between El Salvador and Honduras
Roatan – San Salvador and Tegucigalpa – San Salvador

as well as the new Copan airport

Copan Airport Open for business and tourism

Copan Airport Open for business and tourism
Photo Courtesy: Honduran Presidential Palace

and the soon to open Tela Airport; are the other ways to get to Honduras by air from International Destinations.

The Honduras tourism industry has worked hard to promote the arrival of cruise ships to Roatan

and Trujillo,

which allow you to reach Honduras by Sea, and there are major ports in the country like Amapala,

Amapala

Amapala

EI Henecan, La Ceiba,

La Ceiba Atlantida Muelle de Cabotaje - La Ceiba Port Dock

La Ceiba Atlantida Muelle de Cabotaje – La Ceiba Port Dock

Puerto Cortes,

Puerto Cortes the Largest and Most Important Port in the Country of Honduras

Puerto Cortes the Largest and Most Important Port in the Country of Honduras

Trujillo

The Norwegian Jewel first to call on Trujillo Port in Honduras

The Norwegian Jewel first to call on Trujillo Port in Honduras

and Roatan. Cruise ships and vessels have accommodations for passengers. Travel by cruises is common these days and major cruise lines have invested heavily

Beach chairs as far as the eye can see. Ta Mahogany Bay Cruise Ship Port of Call in Roatan Honduras

Beach chairs as far as the eye can see. Ta Mahogany Bay Cruise Ship Port of Call in Roatan Honduras

along with Honduran tourism industry entrepreneurs. You can also get access to this country by road. Routes are available from EI Salvador and Nicaragua through the Pan-American Highway and also from Guatemala on the Western Highway.

Honduras tourism activities that you can try in this country are plentiful. Go hiking at the marvelous Pico Bonito National Park located close to La Ceiba.

Pico Bonito National Park

Pico Bonito National Park offers vast wildlife and tropical forest for tourist to enjoy

You will experience amazing scenery, rolling slopes and a number of waterfalls. Enjoy birdwatching at Lake Yojoa

Sailing on Lake Yojoa Honduras

Sailing on Lake Yojoa Honduras

which is located in the western side of the country. Spelunking is the best option that you should try in the Cuyamel Caves close to Trujillo, so do not miss this opportunity. You should hire a guide for your safety at the caves.

A boat trip to Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

Visitor's Center at Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

The Visitor’s Center at Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

will make you feel pleasant and it offers animal species like monkeys, alligators and manatees and many waterbirds. Try fishing on the coasts and Lake Yojoa which is famous for bass fishing throughout the world. Scuba diving on the Bay Islands and white-water rafting along the Cangrejal River

Cangrejal River La Ceiba Atlantida Honduras

Cangrejal River La Ceiba Atlantida Honduras

which lies close to La Ceiba are the best activities that you should try. With this, canopy touring offers excellent views of the rainforests.

Copan Ruins Archaeological Park is the best ruins that represents the culture of Mayan Indians.

Mayan Indian Spinner

Mayan Indian Spinner

Ruins like Acropolis, the Great Plaza and the Court of the Hieroglyphic Stairway are the ancient ruins and now the Rastrojon Archaeological site are worth a visit.

Rastrajon Copan Honduras

Smoke Jaguar. Located at the Rastrajon Archeological park in Copan. A newly open Tourism Destination with even more Mayan History for Honduras,

Spanish buildings can be found in Trujillo on the Caribbean coast which also offers wonderful tropical beaches. Experience the great coral reef at Guanaja, Utila and Roatan. Take a deep breath at the sandy beaches

Enjoying the Beaches of West Bay Roatan Bay Islands Honduras

Enjoying the Beaches of West Bay Roatan Bay Islands Honduras

bounded by palm trees on all three of the Bay Islands as well as Cayos Cochinos

Aerial View of Cayos Cochinos Honduras

Aerial View of Cayos Cochinos Honduras

and for that matter throughout the vast coastlines of the country. Anywhere in the country, you can experience nature like wildlife refuges and national parks, with landscapes of flora and fauna.

Today, experiencing your best holiday ever is not at all a difficult task as you have millions of exotic locations waiting just to welcome you to our country. Accommodations can be easily found in Honduras, as it is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. You can enjoy the cloud forests, mountains, dry forests, pine forests, coastal wetlands and enormous rivers in this country.

Roatan features some of the most romantic Beaches in the world

Roatan features some of the most romantic Beaches in the world

Also contact your local travel agent for Honduras tourism information to make your holiday a memorable one that will never be erased from your mind; you will always feel refreshed whenever you think about a trip to Honduras. Be sure to Bookmark Honduras.com to keep up with the latest goings on in our beautiful country and follow us on Facebook as we show you our “bridge” that connects North and South America.

Sunset over the Choluteca Honduras Bridge

Sunset over the Choluteca Honduras Bridge

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