Travel to Honduras
Central America


Travel to Honduras is developing slowly but surely. Honduras is a Central America country bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

The Bay Islands of Roatan, Guanaja and Utila are located off the north shore. The Capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. The Hondurans are nicknamed "Catrachos"

It is a country blessed with many attractions. I am going o mention the most important.




Aerial view of Tegucigalpa the Capital of Honduras

Aerial view of Tegucigalpa the Capital of Honduras


Tegucigalpa Honduras

This large and busy city is known for its pleasant climate. It is located in a valley at an altitude of 1000 meters. Called “Tegus” by locals is almost a million people city. For tourism purpose, it is worth to mention that it features many gourmet restaurants.




La Tigra National Park

La Tigra National Park


La Tigra National Park, located at 2,270 meters altitude is one of the most beautiful places in Honduras. The park preserves a lush forest home to ocelots, pumas, monkeys and quetzal, orchids and birds.

National Art Gallery of Honduras

It features art from prehistoric to colonial times plus modern, magical realism and is housed in the old university.

Basilica of Suyapa

It is dedicated to the Virgen de Suyapa, patron saint of Honduras, believed to have performed hundreds of miracles.

Plaza Morazán

This is the Central Park with a statue of the hero Francisco Morazán standing in the middle of this park filled with locals relaxing under its shady trees.


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Picturesque town of Comayaguela in Honduras

Picturesque town of Comayaguela in Honduras


Attractions in Honduras

  • Historical Museum of the Republic housed in the Old Presidential Palace.
  • National Museum Villaroy shows the country from before Spanish arrival.
  • San Miguel Cathedral built in the late 18th C.
  • Santa Lucia, Honduras is a charming old Spanish town.
  • El Picacho a statue of Jesus stands overlooking Tegucigalpa.
  • Tegucigalpa Metropolitan Zoo located at El Picacho
  • Valle de Angeles, formerly a Spanish mining town
  • Church of St Francis was the first church built in Tegucigalpa.


San Pedro Sula is the Commercial Capital of Honduras

San Pedro Sula is the Commercial Capital of Honduras


San Pedro Sula located in the northern part of the country, is only a few miles from the coast and has always played a major role in Honduran history. Many hotels and restaurants are available in the city of San Pedro Sula Honduras

La Ceiba has worked hard to clean up its beach and is reaping the rewards of this endeavor. It features the best Carnival in Central America in May every year.

San Pedro Sula is considered the “Commercial Capital” due to the number of stores and manufacturing plants operating there. The next most popular city is La Ceiba, known to locals and tourists as the place for Carnival.


La Ceiba on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras

La Ceiba on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras


There is a saying that many Hondurans repeat to the visitors:

In Tegucigalpa, they plan

In San Pedro Sula, they work

In La Ceiba, they party

Other Towns in Honduras

  • Tela
  • Puerto Cortes
  • El Progreso
  • Santa Barbara
  • La Esperanza


Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras

Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras


In Spanish Lago de Yojoa, is the largest natural lake in Honduras. It is 29 meters deep, 6.5 Km wide, and 16 Km long.

The lake sits at the base of two mountainous national parks; Santa Barbara National Park rises above the Northern shore, and Cerro Azul Meambar National Park towers above the Southern shore.

It is easy to get there, as the main highway between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa passes alongside Lake Yojoa.

There is plenty to do in this peaceful region. Birders will delight in a lake tour, which provides a special vantage point for viewing many of the several hundred bird species.

There are hot springs to dip in, caves to explore, and the Pulhapanzak Waterfalls to hike during your time in Lake Yojoa.


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Roatan on the Bay Islands of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea

Roatan on the Bay Islands of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea


Tourist attractions in Roatan Honduras

Roatan is one of the Bay Islands. It is the most important of them. It attracts tourists from all over the world, for its great diving and snorkeling. The white sand beaches are ideal for swimming and relaxation.

  • Coxen Hole is the largest city and capital of the department of the Bay Islands. It is the main gateway to Roatán.
    Both the airport and the ferry dock are located in Coxen Hole There is regular bus and van service leading both east towards French Harbour and Oakridge, as well as west towards Sandy Bay and West End.
  • Punta Gorda was Garífuna settlement in Central America. The Garífunas where brought to Roatán by the British in 1796. 

To commemorate their arrival to Roatán, the Garífunas at this community have a carnival every year on April 12.


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The small town of Oakridge in Roatan Honduras

The small town of Oakridge in Roatan Honduras


  • Oakridge is a small community with a strong African-Antillean influence.

  • Sandy Bay is the cultural center of Roatán.

  • Carambola Gardens offers trails winding through forests of fruit trees, palms, ferns, orchids, spices and mahogany.

  • Tropical Treasures Bird Park has a live exhibit of macaws, toucans and parrots that are native to Honduras.

  • Institute of Marine Sciences has dolphin presentations and lectures by marine biologists on corals, reef fish, invertebrates and mangrove eco-systems of Roatán.

  • Roatán Museum is a small display on the archaeology and the history of the island.

  • Sandy Bay Marine Reserve where Snorkeling is available in the well-protected Reserve.

  • Roatan’s West End is home to international-style restaurants, lodgings, and excellent beaches and diving.

  • Roatán Butterfly Garden exhibits a variety of butterflies native to Honduras and the Bay Islands.

  • French Harbour is Roatán's biggest fishing port and the economic motor of the Island.

  • French Harbour Iguana Reserve with over 2,800 iguanas of four different species living on his property in French Key.


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Important Mayan Ruins of Copan in Honduras

Important Mayan Ruins of Copan in Honduras


The village of Copán Ruins is a place of narrow cobbled streets and red tile roofs. The real attraction is the Copán Ruins Archeological Site which dates back 2,000 years.

Copán Ruins Archeological Site is one of the most important Maya cities in the world. The site reveals a stratified society with an emphasis on tradition and symbolism.

  • Los Sapos is a rocky outcropping believed to be the birthing site for Mayan women.
  • Santa Rosa de Copan is a base for trips to nearby indigenous villages and into the Honduran Highlands.

  • Cathedral of Santa Rosa is a yellow and white Cathedral de Santa Rosa with devotional items on its wooden altars.

  • Flor de Copan Cigar Factory, where hand-rolled cigars rival those made in Cuba.

  • Santa Rosa de Copan is an Ecotourism Spa featuring mountain spring water and thermal pools.


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Santa Rita de Copan in Honduras

Santa Rita de Copan in Honduras


This is a mountain village with cobblestone streets, red tiled roofs, a beautiful plaza and a peaceful colonial church.

  • Peña Quemada is a tropical rainforest, with its small rivers and exotic jungle sounds.

  • Copán Museum houses very detailed information on artifacts found at the archaeological site.

  • Enchanted Wings Butterfly House features several varieties of butterflies native to Honduras.


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Flag of Honduras

Flag of Honduras


The national flag of Honduras was adopted on March 7, 1866, based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. In 1823 Honduras joined the United Provinces of Central America and adopted their flag. In 1866 it was amended; five cerulean stars were placed in the center to represent the five original Central American provinces. The colors and pattern are the same as the flag of the United Provinces of Central America.



Map of Honduras and its neighboring countries

Map of Honduras and its neighboring countries



For more information visit Honduras Tourism Official Website




images for travel to honduras

la tigra by blindc1rca
yojoa by frank dominguez
bay islands roatan by arielle smith
copan by ogwen

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