Honduras is perhaps not one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Americas, however, It is a country whose natural beauties have nothing to envy to others in the region. In addition, its history perfectly complements its rich and interesting culture. Join us for this fascinating tour of Honduras, a country that you cannot miss.
You probably cannot know in a single trip everything Honduras has to offer, for that reason we bring you some of the most important and visited tourist places of the Central American country, do you accompany us?
The interesting history of Honduras
CopanCopan Ruins - Rafal Cichawa
The ruins of Copán, located in the department of Copán, in western Honduras, is one of the places that enjoys the greatest popularity among local and foreign tourists. It is not very difficult to imagine the reason, since It is an archaeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization.
Copan, originally called as Oxwitik, it was the capital of one of the most influential and important kingdoms of the classical period. The occupation by the Mayan civilization extended over more than two millennia.
Archaeologists and epigraphs have been in charge of reconstructing Copan's historical record very carefully. It is, therefore, extremely interesting to visit this city and discover the sculptural style and monuments of the Mayan civilization, which dominated this fascinating place.Copan Ruins - Dave Rock
As well In Copán you can find one of the best museums in the region dedicated to the Mayan civilization. There you will be able to observe original pieces that were found in the city, as well as a full-size replica of the Rosalila temple, built by the Maya in 571 BC.
The Lenca RouteComayagua Cathedral - Rafal Cichawa
Continuing our cultural journey, we found the Lenca Route, a walk through some of the most beautiful colonial cities in Honduras. If you are a history lover, you will enjoy this wonderful route. You can start in Comayagua, the former capital of Honduras, and then continue on La Esperanza, a small town that is located in the upper part of Honduras.
In Comayagua you can stroll through beautiful cobbled streets that will take you to colonial times. You can also get to know some of the most beautiful and ancient churches in the country, as well as the cathedral towers, where the oldest clock in the entire continent is located.San Cristobal Fortress - VojtechVlk
In La Esperanza you can know the fortress of San Cristóbal, dating from the colonial era. You can also visit the spectacular museum of Casa Galeano. If you have some time left, we recommend visiting the small town of Santa Rosa de Copan, which flourished just after independence, when the tobacco industry was present at the site.
The beaches and ecotourism of Honduras
CeibaCangrejal River - takahashi_4
La Ceiba is considered as the ecotourism capital of Honduras. There you can see the spectacular Pico Bonito National Park, where you can observe a great variety of birds. To be more exact, there are about 800 species of birds in this magnificent place. Amazing, right?
The most daring will enjoy the Cangrejal River, which offers rapids of numbers 4 and 5. You can also enjoy the Cuero y Salado wildlife refuge. This refuge has approximately 13 kilometers of tropical forest and mangroves, in which a large number of animals live, including crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas and turtles.
"The fact that we are so comfortable in the middle of nature comes from the fact that she has no opinion about us."
RoatanRoatan Island - Gary Yim
Roatán is one of the best known destinations in Honduras and it is not for less, its spectacular beaches could well be classified as the best in the world. Waters of a very intense turquoise blue and spectacular white sand that seems almost snow is the landscape that you can enjoy if you decide to approach this destination.
Roatán also hosts part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Barrier Reef Barrier System of Mesoamerica. It is ideal for divers and nature lovers to enjoy this incredible spectacle.
Honduras is a paradise to discover, we are sure that if you decide to visit it you will fall in love with its incredible natural landscapes, its history and its culture. You dare?