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    Tourist Attractions in Honduras

    The most interesting tourist attractions places in Honduras. Photos and a brief description.

    About Honduras

    A country not filled with tourists, which keeps many secrets and beauties. Without a rich population and developed cities, Honduras boasts snow-white beaches, beautiful tropical forests, luxurious coral reefs and excellent diving conditions. Connoisseurs of ancient cultures will find amazing ruins of Mayan cities here.

    Among the most popular islands of Honduras is the island Roatan, Utila and Guanaha. The prices for diving here are incredibly low, and the water is very clear. The underwater world of Honduras is very rich. It is not polluted by industries and garbage, the nature here is beautiful.

    Honduras is a country of pristine nature. Friendly and carefree people live on the islands, and the clear sea and coral reefs attract more and more tourists here. In big cities you can see beautiful colonial buildings, and on the way to the beach you will come across a high beautiful waterfall.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Honduras

    Roatan Island

    The island is located in the Caribbean Sea and belongs to Honduras. Tourists come here for excellent ecotourism and diving. The water here is very clean, and the reefs are not far from the shore. Therefore Roatan is considered the best place for diving in the Caribbean. The coral reefs here are healthy and in good condition. Here you can see dolphins, sharks, turtles and rays.

    Roatan Island
    Pulhapanzak Waterfall

    Pulhapanzak Waterfall

    This is the largest waterfall in Gonudras, which is included in almost every excursion program. Its height is 140 meters. It is surrounded by jungle and is the most popular waterfall in Honduras, but it is quite easy to get to it. Guides guide tourists inside the waterfall, but it's better not to do it alone.

    The ancient city of Copan

    Copan is one of the largest Mayan cities. It is believed that he is the embodiment of the highest development of the art and culture of the people. The city began to exist at the turn of our era, its heyday falls on the VII-VIII centuries, but after the IX century it was abandoned. Up until 1839, ancient buildings destroyed river waters and wild plants. Now there are more than 100 buildings in the city, amazing statues, columns, burial sites.

    The ancient city of Copan
    Colonial architecture in Comayagua

    Colonial architecture in Comayagua

    Comayagua was the capital of Honduras in 1537-1880. Beautiful colonial buildings have been preserved here. Among them is the cathedral Comayagua, which has a clock — one of the oldest in the world, the oldest in the city is the beautiful church of La Merced. There are also the ruins of the Convent of San Francisco and the bishop's residence. There are four museums in the city.

    Utila Island

    The size of the island is small, only 12 km long and 4 km wide. Utila is considered the cheapest island in Honduras. Off its coast, you can see a whale shark and even swim next to it. There are a lot of very cheap diving schools here. The population here is pleasant, the atmosphere is relaxed. There are two marine reserves near the island.

    Utila Island
    Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

    Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

    It is a 900 km long reef, the second largest in the world. It includes the Belizean The barrier reef is 280 km long . Its corals protrude above the water, creating small islands. The underwater world of the reef has half a thousand species of fish, manatees and sea turtles live here. Most of the reef has not been explored. Its most beautiful and deepest cave reaches 300 meters in diameter and resembles a dark blue abyss.

    Little French Key

    This is a private resort on the island Roatan. Everything here is created for a perfect holiday. The territory includes snow-white beaches, where bars and restaurants are located. There are also bars on the water, a zoo with exotic animals. Tourists are offered spa treatments, sun loungers, hammocks, water loungers. Here you can ride horses, eat fresh seafood and swim in the sea.

    Little French Key
    Comayagua Street Carpets

    Comayagua Street Carpets

    Street carpets Comayagua can be seen during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. They are made from natural materials: rice, colored sawdust, flower petals, flour, nuts, cereals. Huge carpets depict biblical motifs related to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Local residents conduct rituals and read the Holy Scriptures.

    Roatan Institute of Marine Science

    The Institute was founded in 1989 to protect and study the marine world. Students and schoolchildren come there to get new knowledge about nature. There are amazing entertainments for tourists. Here you can swim with dolphins, which are not kept in captivity, they swim freely and do what they want. Visitors are helped to communicate with them. The staff is pleasant and responsive.

    Roatan Institute of Marine Science
    Kangrejal River

    Kangrejal River

    The river flows near the forests of the Pica National Park Bonito. It is one of the most picturesque rivers in Central America. Its length is 25 km. The Kangrejal River provides some of the best conditions for rafting in Central America. Fans of extreme sports will have to overcome numerous and difficult thresholds. It is better to do this accompanied by professional instructors, it is not safe to do this alone.

    La Tigra National Park

    La Tigra is the oldest national park in Honduras. This is one of the most beautiful places in the country. The area of the park is 7482 hectares . It is located at an altitude of 1800 to 2185 meters above sea level. There are preserved virgin forests inhabited by more than 200 species of birds, ocelots, cougars, monkeys. Erythrina, a sacred Maya tree, also grows in the park.

    La Tigra National Park
    Lake Yohoa

    Lake Yohoa

    It is the largest lake in Honduras. Its area reaches 285 sq. km. The average depth of the lake is 15 meters. It is of volcanic origin and is located at an altitude of 700 meters. The lake borders two national parks, there are restaurants on its shore. More than 800 species of different plants grow near the water and 400 species of birds live.

    Jeanette Kavas National Park

    The park was founded in 1994 on the Caribbean coast. Its area is 781 sq. km . On the territory of the park there are white sandy and rocky beaches, swamps, forests, coral reefs, lagoons and rivers. There are many animals living there. Among them, fish, birds, several species of dolphins, crocodiles, iguanas, snakes and monkeys.

    Jeanette Kavas National Park
    Guanaja Island

    Guanaja Island

    Columbus discovered the island in 1502 and named it the island of pines. It is located 76 km from the coast of Honduras. The island is 18 km long and 6 km wide. Today, there are many rare Caribbean pine trees growing on the island. It also has a mountain 500 meters high. The locals are very friendly, and there are not many tourists. The island has snow-white beaches and very clean water.

    Pico Bonito National Park

    Pico Bonito was founded in 1987. It occupies 564 sq. km. and is located in the north of Honduras. The height difference in the park ranges from 60 to 2480 meters. The park includes the Nombre de Dios Pica Bonito mountain range, which is visible even from Roatan in good weather. The territory of the park is filled with tropical forests, which are crossed by rivers and streams. Rare butterflies, birds, primates, artiodactyls are among the fauna representatives.

    Pico Bonito National Park
    Cayos-Cochinos Islands

    Cayos-Cochinos Islands

    These islands are 30 km away. from the large Honduran city of La Ceiba. They have been declared a nature reserve, and tourists call them paradise on earth. A few fishermen live on them, a hotel and a drive center work. The sea here is the purest, the local cuisine consists mainly of fish. Diving is often done here, because the water is calm and transparent. You can rent a boat for a small fee.

    Lancetilla Botanical Garden

    The park was founded in 1926 by the railway company. Now it is the second largest botanical garden in the world. Its territory is home to more than 350 species of amazing birds, various animals. Visitors are guided through the largest orchard and bamboo forest. Then the river appears Lancetilla, where you can swim.

    Lancetilla Botanical Garden
    Museum of National Identity in Tegucigalpa

    Museum of National Identity in Tegucigalpa

    Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras, which lies in the mountainous valley of the Choluteca River. The Museum of National Identity is one of the most visited museums in the city. It works from Tuesday to Sunday. There are exhibits related to the history and culture of Honduras, and there is also a stage for public performances. There you can also see a virtual tour of the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copana.

    Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve

    The reserve is located in the northeast Gonudras. It was founded in 1982, its area is 5250 sq.km. It is included in the UNESCO Heritage List. There are 2,000 representatives of the Mosquito people living on the territory of Rio Platano. The Rio Platano River flows through the reserve. Its rainforests are rich in expensive mahogany, which is illegally exported from here. 400 species of birds, representatives of the feline family, live here.

    Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
    El Cusuco National Park

    El Cusuco National Park

    Kusuco Spruce is located 20 km from the city of San Pedro Sula. The park has a very rich flora. Mountain oaks here reach 40 meters in height. Broad-leaved tobacco and coniferous trees also grow here. Grape and orchid thickets add to the picturesqueness. The national park is home to about a hundred exotic birds, salamanders, monkeys, jaguars.

    Karambola Botanical Gardens

    Ecotourism is preached in the gardens. Here the jungle is decorated with wild orchids and fruit trees. There are many streams on the territory of the gardens, various birds and animals live. Guides tell stories about nature and lead tourists to the mountain, which offers a great view. The popular chocolate tree also grows in the gardens.

    Karambola Botanical Gardens
    Taulabe Caves

    Taulabe Caves

    These are caves located in the city Comayagua. The explored area is 12 km. Tourists can only go 400 meters deep into the caves. The caves themselves are very dry. There are paths laid inside, which are interestingly highlighted. In addition, different corners of the caves are illuminated, creating amazing shadows.

    Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

    The city of Quirigua originated in the II century, and in the VIII century was the capital of an independent state. At this time, the heyday of the city falls. The remaining drawings, sculptural calendars and ruins of buildings serve as a huge source of knowledge about the Mayan culture. There are also many sculptures that depict various aspects of people's lives. Quirigua is listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

    Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

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