Honduras or the Republic of Honduras is situated in Central America towards the north. To the west, its border touches Guatemala and to the south, with the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonesca. To its southwest is El Salvadro, to the Southeast lies Nicaragua and to the north, the Gulf of Honduras from where the Caribbean Sea enters. This is where is Honduras, the second largest country of Central America, which is only somewhat larger than Tennessee. It is marked with river valleys and fertile plains but is generally mountainous.
Honduras has a population of more than 8 million people and it expands over an area of 112,090 square kilometers. Where is Honduras historically? It has been occupied by several important Mesoamerican cultures among which, the most notable are the Maya before it was conquered by Spain in 16th century. Honduras achieved independence in 1821 and is known internationally for its rich natural resources and growing textile industry.
From enjoying picturesque natural landscapes, diving in waterfalls to walking the nature trails and engaging in exciting adventurous activities, there are many places to visit in Honduras to enjoy your vacations. Explore many of the hot springs located around the country in places like Copan and La Ceiba or go bass fishing, the choice is yours. A major water based attraction is Lake Yojoa, which is one of the most picturesque lakes surrounded by mountains. It lies between Tegucigalpa city, the capital of Honduras and its industrial capital, San Pedro Sula.
Among other places to visit in Honduras, go and explore the diverse range of flora and fauna in La Moskitia, a true rain forest. You can also spot a large species of reptiles, mammals, birds, and wild jaguars in The Pico Bonito Park. Visit The Copan near the Guatemala border, which is remnant of pre-Colombian cities with sculptures and buildings. To relax on the beach or go diving, snorkeling, and sea kayaking, visit the Bay Islands of Honduras, such as Roatan, Guanaja, the Cayos Cochinos or Utila.
Some of the other stunning places to explore and unwind include the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, the forests of Mosquito Coast, Tela, or Puerto Cortes. Each year, the La Ceiba carnival or la Feria de San Isidro is a sight to behold and the largest celebrations that take place in all of Central America marked by a parade down San Isidro Avenue.