Honduras is the second-largest country in Central America and captivates the world’s travelers with charming natural beauty and mottled wildlife. If you’re a nature lover you ought to visit the country. You can explore tranquil and pristine Caribbean beaches, lakes filled with wide bird species, lush tropical forests, jungles, and panoramic views.
The alluring water sport activities just spice up your whole vacay! From snorkeling, diving, kayaking, birding tours, rafting trips, to encountering sharks there are endless things you can do here.
In the feed, we have compiled a few places you must add to your itinerary.
Utila, Bay Islands
Utila is the most budget-friendly getaway among the dozens of islands compiled in Bay Island. Stretching about 32 kilometers, the place is dotted with pristine white sand and palm trees. If you’re on a budget, the Utila offers you affordable diving and that’s the reason it’s the most reached place for diving in the country. You get a chance to dive and swim with white sharks.
Don’t forget to relish fresh seafood and traditional cuisine while enjoying water sport activities. The best time to visit the place is from March to April and August to September.
La Tigra National Park
One of the most beautiful places on your entire trip would be La Tigra National Park. It is the first national park in the country consisting of mainly cloud forest land and is home to rare mammal species including pumas, monkeys, ocelots, and much more.
Besides the rare mammal species, you get to explore more than 200 bird species. If you’re a nature lover you can’t miss the place. Covered with bromeliads and orchids, the hiking trails make your trip a wild quest. On your wildlife expedition, you come across various sightseeing spots and waterfalls.
Lake Yojoa is the largest natural lake in the country and is a haven for bird watchers. More than 480 species come here consisting of whistling ducks, northern jacanas, and crakes.
The lake offers a scenic view as it’s lined with two mountainous national parks: Santa Barbara National Park and Cerro Azul Meambar National Park.
Not only the place is for bird watches but is a must-visit for hikers, nature lovers, and by all those you want to add the true Honduras charm to your itinerary. Don’t forget to relish tours to the coffee plantation and various archaeological sites.
Lancetilla Botanical Gardens
Don’t you want to add the second largest tropical botanical garden of the world to your itinerary?
Besides the abundance of fruit trees here you can also spot more than 200 species of tropical birds. The beautiful trails are marked with palms, orchids, mango, and other trees that look so eye-pleasing together.
If you’re planning to visit the place don’t forget to opt for guide tours as the place is best explored with the help of guided tours. The best time to visit the place is in the months of April to August.
Cusuco National Park
Another haven for nature lovers is the breathtaking Cusuco National Park. Spanning over 234.4 square kilometers the park is home to the loveliest bird species and rare species of frogs and salamander, jewel scarab beetles, Baird’s Tapir, and other 260.
It’s the best place for hikers as the park offers some challenging trails for the hikers with the park’s highest point above the sea level rising to 2,200 meters.
Visiting the park you add some wild and tranquil experiences to your journey. The best time to visit the park would be in the summers and we would suggest you to avoid visiting the park during the rainy season.