Welcome to your Honduran Experience
For a country with world-class scuba diving, famous Mayan ruins, and some of the most remote, wild terrain in Central America, you’d think Honduras would be overrun with tourists. It’s not—which makes it all the more appealing.
A pristine oasis of vibrant coral, massive sponges, and hundreds of fish species, this area is a magnet for scuba divers, snorkelers, anglers, and sailors-as well as landlubbers seeking sun, sand, and surf.
Honduras is located in the heart of Central America. Honduras is an indigenous-mestizo-Miskito-Garífuna mix of about eight million that’s bordered by Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Pacific Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. The islands of Honduras are one of the country’s main draws, particularly Roatán, Utila, and Guanaja. Together, this popular trio (along with a handful of smaller cayes) form what are known as the Bay Islands and border the southern end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. A pristine oasis of vibrant coral, massive sponges, and hundreds of fish species, this area is a magnet for scuba divers, snorkelers, anglers, and sailors—as well as landlubbers seeking sun, sand, and back on mainland Honduras, more than three-quarters of the country is rugged, mountainous terrain that’s seemingly tailor-made for outdoor adventure. Pico Bonito National Park, situated near the Caribbean coastal city of La Ceiba, is home to wild jungle trails, raging rivers, and abundant wildlife.
Honduras’s largest lake, Yojoa, is surrounded by cloud forests, thermal springs, Lencan ruins, and hundreds of species of tropical birds. Of course, there’s also the Mayan-inhabited valley of Copán and its famous archaeological site. Here, you can roam through ancient plazas, ascend grand temples, and admire intricately carved monuments that tell the tale of Copán’s once-great Mayan rulers. Check out these amazing destinations in Honduras —and more—before everyone else does, too.
What does Honduras offer?
- Copán’s extensive Maya archaeology site
- World-class diving in the Bay Islands, which sit on a whale shark migration route and border the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
- Biodiversity, with cloud forests, mangroves, lagoons, rainforest, and coral reefs
- Nature reserves like Pico Bonito National Park and Cayos Cochinos Marine Park
- Hundreds of bird and wildlife species
- Garífuna, Maya, and Lenca cultures
- Beach relaxation
Who will enjoy a trip to Honduras?
- TROPICAL BEACHES: The Bay Islands and Tela offer numerous beach options
- DIVING / SNORKELING: Honduras is a world-famous dive destination and a byway for whale shark migration (in season)
- THE MAYA WORLD: Remarkable stone carvings and hieroglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Copán Archaeological Park
- CULTURES: Home to Maya, Lenca, and Garífuna cultures and Spanish colonial history
- WILDLIFE: Exotic birds, monkeys, and marine life
- ACTIVITIES: Diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, biking, birding, hiking/trekking, kayaking, tubing, rafting, horseback riding, zip lining