The multiculturalism, biodiversity, lengthy beaches and natural wonders of Central America make it difficult to decide on a particular travel destination within the region. Among the seven tropical countries, Honduras offers both urban and wildly rural adventures as well as a massive stretch of Caribbean coastline on its northern border. Hike through cloud forests, bird watch on a massive lake, and dive in the coral-filled waters off of the Bay Islands.
When you travel to Honduras, you will also get a glimpse of the tumultuous history in the region. Maya ruins of another era meet remnants of a bitter border dispute with El Salvador and the devastation of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Book your airfare to Honduras and earn invaluable insight into the persevering culture and welcoming nature of the Honduran people. Travel to Honduras through the capital city of Tegucigalpa, where you can find connecting flights to other regions including the Caribbean.
Ruins, Reefs and Tropical Retreats
Honduras has a fascinating history of Maya civilization, Columbus’ arrival, Spanish colonialism and then finally independence from Spain in 1821. The province of Copán is one of the largest political departments in Honduras and also home to the Maya archeological site at Copán. The Copán Ruinas are located in an enchanting town of the same name, very close to the Guatemalan Border, and boast intricate sculpted works and texts dating back to the 2nd century CE.
When you book airfare to Honduras, schedule a side trip to Trujillo, the site where Columbus landed on his fourth and final trip to the New World. There are also wonderful beaches in Trujillo, protected by a bay and nature reserve. While on the Caribbean coast, do not miss the isolated La Mosquitia region in the northeast, home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve. Mountainous tropical rain forests plummet to the shores where over 2000 indigenous people pursue traditional lifestyles among some of the most diverse flora and fauna in Central America.
Just off the northern shore, the Islas de la Bahía (Bay Islands) are a true tropical haven for world class divers, snorkelers, and beach rats. The islands of Roatán, Guanaja and Utila all offer various levels of resort accommodations and activities, with Guanaja at the higher end. If land activities is more your fancy, make sure to visit Parque Nacional La Tigra. This pristine national park offers hiking and wildlife viewing in the majestic cloud forests of La Tigra, just watch out for the armadillos!
The Untouched Haven of Honduras
Visitors must understand that Honduras, despite its Caribbean location, is not as comfortable or acquainted with the tourism industry. Most travelers who visit Honduras are actually attracted by this quality as Honduras offers a more grounded, realistic experience to its visitors. Book your airfare to Honduras and enjoy a culturally authentic exploration of this Central American nation. Airfare to Honduras is also largely accessible through the nation’s neighbors: El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.