The Bay Islands off Honduras’s Caribbean coast attract novice and advanced scuba divers from around the globe—and for good reason. Located on the southern tip of the world’s second-longest barrier reef, these mellow isles feature white-sand beaches, quiet fishing villages, and vibrant Garífuna culture. They’re also bordered by crystalline waters that serve as home to an incredible array of fish and coral species. Head here to dive, snorkel, sail, fish, or relax on a palm-shaded beach.
More than three-quarters of Honduras comprises rugged, mountainous terrain that’s seemingly tailor-made for outdoor exploration. Pico Bonito National Park is home to wild jungle trails and rapids for rafting. At the country’s largest lake, Yojoa, you can hike through cloud forests, visit thermal springs and Lencan ruins, or set out on a birding expedition. Scuba dive or snorkel along Honduras’s pristine barrier reef, and you’ll spot an array of marine life, including whale sharks—if you’re lucky.
Located in western Honduras and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, Copán was one of the ancient Maya’s most lavish cultural centers. This archaeological wonder is a detailed work of art with beautifully carved monuments and grand plazas and temples. The site rests in a pristine river valley that’s a draw unto itself. Here you’ll find modern Maya villages, coffee and cardamom farms, a bird sanctuary, and the picturesque town of Copán Ruinas.
Honduras – An Incredible Place
It has world-class scuba diving, famous Maya ruins, and some of the most remote, wild terrain in Central America. For many, though, Honduras’s real charm lies in how blissfully removed it is from the well-trod tourist trail. Escape the crowds and head to Pico Bonito National Park to tackle raging rivers and wild jungles, head to the Caribbean to scuba dive and snorkel along the world’s second-largest barrier reef, or travel to the ruins of Copán for a taste of ancient Maya life.
Viaventure in Honduras
Viaventure Central America offers multisport adventures in Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Our trips are tailor-made to suit your tastes and feature everything from volcano climbs and jungle treks to mountain bike excursions through remote indigenous towns. We’ll help you explore the Caribbean coast by kayak, camp beneath an ancient Maya temple, tackle tropical river rapids, and scuba dive or snorkel along the world’s second-largest barrier reef.