The second largest country in Central America and a fabulous holiday destination for a mix of off the beaten track culture with incredible diving in the Caribbean Sea. The capital Tegucigalpa is a mix of colonial architecture and chaos! There are some great shops here and an old sector to explore.
Hiking and trekking holidays in the mountains of Honduras is a great option for people wanting to venture ‘off piste’ and there is plenty of birdwatching along the way. You will travel through small hillside communities and Mayan historical sites. Close to the border with Guatemala are the Copan ruins, which mark the most southern point of the Maya empire. There are new pieces of history being discovered here all the time.
In the steamy rainforests of La Moskitia you will see masses of wildlife and enjoy a non-touristy natural history holiday. Visit the cloud forests of Pico Bonito National Park. The underwater wildlife of Honduras is equally as enthralling and the area around the Bay Islands in the warm Caribbean waters is one of the cheapest places in the world to learn to dive. Spend some time on the coast and unwind, enjoying the beautiful beaches, wander through market towns of the northern coast or snorkel in the clear waters.
Although good value for money and off the beaten track, accommodation here is generally clean and comfortable and the people incredibly welcoming. Try an ice cold glass of beer from a bed & breakfast with it’s own micro-brewery on the edge of Lagoa de Yojoa.
Contact me for a tailor made holiday or honeymoon or to join a group adventure tour through Honduras and combine this amazing country with other parts of Central and South America.