The 6 Best Places to Visit in Honduras

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First of all, where is Honduras?


Honduras is unique Central American country in that its economy seems to struggle more than the others.

It is one of the poorest countries in the western Hemisphere. This largely due to the political strife that seems to endure in this country.

I like to meet new and interesting people because everybody’s got a story to tell. And I like to listen. I like to hear what they have to say.

What are their life experiences?

What are some of the things that they’ve seen?

I’d love to pay a visit to Canopy Extremo!

For the traveler that loves zip lining, Canopy Extremo is the perfect choice! Many of the instructors speak English. You can expect to spend around two hours completing the course. Just take the 6 mile or so trip down the road from Gracias to the town of La Campa.

I’d definitely like to see Lake Yojoa.

Lake Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras and sits in a depression formed by volcanoes. The scenic view includes steep mountains to the west and Cerro Azul Meambar National Park to the east. It often serves as a rest area for travelers allowing them to appreciate the view and enjoy the tasty foods offered by the restaurants on its shores. It’s also a popular fishing destination with many of the local inhabitants earning their living from the sale of fish caught in the lake. In addition, you’ll see the vast coffee plant fields that bolster the economy of the area.

I would visit the Pulhapanzak Falls.

It’s created by the Rio Lindo, dropping off of a high cliff. They’ve also got some campgrounds around. So, I think it would be a great experience to camp and then wake up to the waterfalls.

I’d like to go to a place called Tela.

Tela is, is situated on the Northern Caribbean coast. Later populated by the Garifuna.

Number five on my list is a place called Utila.

Utila is the smallest of the Honduran major Bay islands. It lies is on the South end of the Mesoamerican barrier reef system.

An interesting fact is that the island was documented by Columbus’ fourth voyage. Currently, Utila enjoys growing tourism and recreational diving having become known as one of the world’s best dive locations. The inhabitants of the island are of African (Garifuna), English and Dutch descent.

I’d visit Roatan.

Roatan is about 40 miles off the Northern coast of Honduras. Roatan is the largest of the Bay islands. At 48 miles long, and less than 5 miles across at its widest point, it rests on an exposed ancient coral reef. For the scuba diver, the offshore reefs provide some excellent opportunities. Most of the residents will be found on the western half of the island.

If you’ve been to Honduras, comment in the comment section below, let me know. Tell me your thoughts.

I want to know!

As I planned my virtual trip, those are the six places that appeal to me based off of what I know of Honduras. If you know something different, please let me know.

I would visit Canopy Extremo, Lake Yojoa, the Pulhapanzak waterfalls, Tela, Utila, and Roatan. That is my virtual trip to Honduras, six locations that I recommend.

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