Honduras once been a Spanish colony (that is why so many inimitable churches and cathedrals can be seen here) definitely merit your attention. However, there are not many tourists in Honduras; most of them occasionally look in some historical places. Only those who love diving and beach tourism devote some time to the Islands of Caribbean littoral. The Isles de la Baya is Eden for skin-divers. Formerly they were the shelter for legendary Henry Morgan, so fairly often quantity of seekers of treasures exceeds the number of local inhabitants. The Hog archipelago is a scattering of tiny islands and reefs. Having Honduras travel one would make sure that these black coral reefs were created specially for snorkeling and diving.
Mountains, occupying more than a half of country's territory (about112 ths sq km), now are deprived of their "cloud" forests everywhere except preserves, frequently oak and pine (pine-tree is the national tree of Honduras) thickets take their place.
Wonderful national parks were founded in Honduras. One called La Tigra is situated near Tegucigalpa. It is a place where endless virgin rainforests stretch on gentle slopes. At the height of 1500 meters, the area of cloud forests extends. Veritable treasures are hidden in this park, for example uncommon species of evergreen cypress. Mighty oaks, avocado trees, fruits of which are the main food for quetzals- mysterious birds of ancient Aztecs and Maya, grow here. Jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, rare snakes, about 170 kinds of exotic birds dwell in La Tigra. The second most available national park is Celaque near Gracias.
National park Selac is famous for the highest peak in Honduras, 10 rivers take their origin here, breathtaking waterfall and vertical rocks that can be subjugated only by an experienced alpinist, fascinate travelers.
Spaces of national park Pico Bonito near La Ceiba include all high attitude zones; vital power of tropical wildlife would envelope you during Honduras travel.
Marino Punta Sal preserve, large biosphere preserve Rio Platano, eco-archeological park Los Naranhos - it is a long list.
North-east of Honduras represents a part of lowland, known as Mosquito shore. Maybe this savage land is the most difficult to access in Central America. Nevertheless, it does not prevent tourists from enjoying unique nature of Mosquito shore.
Honduras abounds in insufficiently known karst caves you don't need a guide to explore Cuevas de Taulabe near picturesque lake Lago de Yojoa for example. Here the one who chooses Honduras travel can also delight with views of sparkling Pulhapanzak waterfall, collapsing from the height of 400 meters. Nevertheless, not only splendor is the feature of Honduras nature but its willfulness as well. In that way terrible hurricane delivered its fatal blow in October 1998. The country laid in ruins. After a few years it has revived from ash, but bitter sequels of this disaster will be abolished only in next decades. Nowadays charity in Honduras appears sometimes in newspapers. SOS children charity began working in 1970. Day by day, it helps in struggle against malnutrition, poverty, drug abuse, infant diseases.
Honduras travel gives you the chance to visit Barrio Crystals, where Garifuna people live. Don't miss an opportunity to learn local folkways, to taste delicacies and let yourself be charmed by national dances and music of Garifuna.
Who knows, maybe an unforgettable adventure is already waiting for you on unbeaten paths of Honduras.