Top Five Places to visit in Honduras
Honduras is one of Mydas Travels' destinations to experience Central and South America. But what kind of treasures does this small country nestled between Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua hide? What's there to visit once you land in the capital, Tegulcigalpa, a great city with a strange name? What national parks can you visit without danger? Following our post on the top five places to visit in Nicaragua, we now write about the top five places to visit in Honduras! Let's start from the tiny town of Amapala, in the Tiger Island.
1. ISLA DEL TIGRE in the HEART of the Gulf of Fonseca
You know the desert islands you see in postcards? Those with boats moored, the crystalline waters and the coconut palm trees on the beach? Well, add a volcano and you will get an idea of what the Isla del Tigre looks like. We are south of Honduras, in the middle of the Gulf of Fonseca, in a wild place where your only thought is what pair of flip flops to wear. The average temperature throughout the year: 30 degrees Celsius. City to stay overnight: Amapala.
2. Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
If you care about the environment as much as we do, you should visit the magnificent Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its environmental value. This area of the planet has been greatly exploited and its ecosystem is now threatened (the reserve was declared in danger in 2011). What can a visitor do? Choose guided tours focused on sustainability and respect for nature!
3. TEGUCIGALPA, BETWEEN MUSEUMS, PARKS AND PLAZA
Tegucigalpa is Honduras' capital and despite its reputation as a city with the highest murder rate in the world, it is a fundamental stop to understand the country, its culture, and its long history. Do not miss the Museo Para la Identidad Nacional, Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia, as well as the many plazas and parks scattered here and there, and in particular El Picacho, just outside the historic center.
4. Parque Nacional Jeannette Kawas
Known as Parque Nacional Jeannette Kawas and as Punta Sal National Park, this protected area is managed by the PROLANSATE Foundation (PROtection Of LANcetilla, Punta Sal and Texiguat). The park is located in North western Honduras, in a pristine area full of lagoons, rivers, mangrove forests and many other ecosystems populated by various animals. The Ocean is the best you can imagine.
5. NATIONAL PARK CERRO AZUL "COPAN"
In Honduras there are plenty of national parks, but the Cerro Azul “Copan” is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating ones and deserves to be included in the 5 must see places. At the border with Guatemala, where the other half of the park is located, the Parque Nacional Cerro Azul Copan is very organized and offers many activities and educational projects in every season of the year. Check out their schedule of events in the official website at www.paghonduras.org.
What are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Honduras with us!