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The attractions of Honduras: what to see in Honduras

Honduras is now known by tourists for some island destinations along the Caribbean coast. Among the most popular attractions in Honduras are the islands of the archipelago da la Bahia (Islas de la Bahía) where the island of Roatán is located. An island full of fine white sand beaches and a paradise for diving and snorkeling lovers.

Other attractions of Honduras for diving enthusiasts are the Cayos Cochinos, two small islands and some coral islets with a beautiful coral reef, located between the Honduran coast and the island of Roatán.

SEA, NATURE AND ARCHEOLOGY

However, Honduras is not just only the sea. The rest of the country has a beautiful mountainous landscape, some valuable colonial towns such as the capital Tegucigalpa with a beautiful cathedral and some churches. And even more like the city of Comayagua, which in colonial times was the most important city in the region. In the country there are colonial fortresses such as that of San Fernando de Omoa (Fortaleza de San Fernando Omoa).

The country’s territory is protected by 18 national parks. One of these, the Río Plátano Reserve, is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site. In Honduran territory there are waterfalls such as those of Pulhapanzak (Cataratas de Pulhapanzak) and caves such as those of Talgua (Cuevas de Talgua).

From the archaeological point of view, the most important attraction of Honduras are the ruins of the Mayan city of Copán. Located near the Guatemala border, the city is famous for its ceremonial center and its stems, Copán is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Copán was one of the most important Mayan cities in the area in particular as regards astronomy and the study of the lunar and solar calendar.

Honduras has 2 sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Mayan site of Copán (1980), and the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve (1982).

The climate of Honduras.

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