Honduras is an intriguing Central American country. It’s home to some of the most amazing Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches and absolutely fascinating wildlife yet it’s one of the lesser visited countries in Central America. This isn’t without reason – Honduras has had (and till date, in certain spots, still has) a violent reputation.
It’s a country that none but the most intrepid of traveler would typically have considered visiting in the past but with beautiful hotspots like The Bay Islands and the introduction of tourism police, is slowly becoming a place less-intrepid travelers are looking to visit.
If you do find yourself with a fascination with Honduras, first thing first – check out the travel advice! This changes from time to time so it’s always best to stay up-to-date with everything that’s going on. The UK’s Official Foreign and Commonwealth Office has some of the best advice when it comes to visiting not just Honduras but every country you could think of so it’s always important to check their advice here, before booking your travel to Honduras.
Most visits to Honduras will probably be more centered around its Bay Island, which seem relatively untouched by most of what is going on in the mainland but if (or when) you do decide to visit Honduras, here are 10 places, including said islands, absolutely worth visiting!
Copan is one of the most important Mayan sites in the region and the ruins make a great place to indulge in some Indiana-Jones inspired trekking and adventuring. Experts are still trying to understand what it was that lead to the ultimate collapse of this once prosperous nation while the hieroglyphics and sculptures act as the sentinels of the ruins – closely guarding centuries of ancient secrets.