Honduras is a picturesque country made up of clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, lush jungles, beautiful mountains, challenging rivers and fascinating ancient ruins. Honduras is actually a Spanish word for depth. The land was named after the famous navigator Christopher Columbus, who landed in the deep waters of its coast in 1502.
The vast expanses of Mother Nature can be found everywhere. Ecotourism, cheap diving, rafting, bird watching and mountain walks are some of the many activities for which Honduras is famous. The country experienced a boom in popularity; the rich and famous have found a place where they can travel without being recognized.
Today, Honduras is undergoing huge changes, both economic and political. The economy has expanded due to increased tourism, and the political scene has matured. On the other hand, Honduras is deeply buried in the gang war on two fronts. Forest theft is one of the major problems in the country and an everyday topic of the community that cares more and more about the environment. Despite all that, life in Honduras is slow and its citizens are quite relaxed.
The natural beauties that stand out are Jeannette Kawa National Park and Lake Lago de Yojoa, where you can really enjoy. The Gulf Islands, located near the north coast of Honduras, abound in natural resources such as biosphere reserves, national parks, wildlife habitats, and beautiful beaches offer the possibility of unforgettable deep diving.
You can enjoy the sunsets in Roatan or the misty green mountains of Pico Bonito. Hog Island and the bay are great places for diving and swimming. If you want to discover the stunning world of the Maya, head to Copan. It is an archeological site in the west of the country that brings together some of the most beautiful sculptures and other works of art of this ancient people, older than a thousand years.
Explore the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, and its cultural sights. Visit the well-preserved city center with colonial buildings, numerous parks with tropical vegetation and the city cathedral. Climb up the hill of Juana Lainez where you will find a monument of peace, or the hill of Pichaco with a monument dedicated to Jesus Christ.
Like most tropical countries, Honduras has rainy seasons and dry seasons. February and March are good months to visit, because the weather is quite stable in the whole country, the paths and roads are passable, and the trees and vegetation are still quite green.
Honduras is a picturesque place full of adventure and everyone will find here something to make their vacation unforgettable.