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    20 Reasons Why Honduras Is A Tropical Paradise!

    Honduras is a tropical paradise located in the heart of America. It borders in the north with the Caribbean Sea and in the south with the Pacific Ocean. The country's main attractions for tourism are white sandy beaches, coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and archaeological beauties. A tropical paradise where the sun always shines! Below are the best 20 places you can visit:

    1. Roatan, Bay Islands

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    A paradisiacal island in the Caribbean Sea located on the northern coast of Honduras. Roatan is one of the best destinations of the Caribbean sea for its beautiful coral reefs, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters.

    Activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Watersports, Boat Tours, Zipline and Canopy Adventures, Parasailing, Nightlife, and a great local food.

    2. Cayos Cochinos, Bay Islands

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    A pearl of the Caribbean, which is part of the world's second largest coral reef known as the Meso-American Barrier Reef. Even though the island does not have any roads, cars or bikes, there are several options with comfortable accommodations with modern amenities.

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Island Tours.

    3. Guanaja, Bay Islands

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    Also known as the "Island of The Pines", Guanaja is the second largest island of the Bay Islands. It possesses miles of natural coral reef and is well known for its diving sites and volcanic caverns. The island is covered in pine forests with numerous walking trails.

    Activities: Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Watersports, and Hiking

    4. La Tigra National Park, Francisco Morazan

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    An ecologic conservation area located 24 kilometers from the capital city Tegucigalpa. The conservation area is 240 square kilometers with a wide variety of amphibians, reptiles, birds and plants that make its trails a marvelous experience. The park can be explored in a day walk through its eight trails that take you across a deep tropical forest experience.

    Activities: Sightseeing, Bird Watching, and Hiking.

    5. La Esperanza, Intibuca

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    La Esperanza is a traditional small city that was originally a Lenca community, who have existed in this region of Honduras since Pre-Columbian times. The Lenca have traditional customs such as textiles, pottery, dances, and clothing, which are the main attraction for tourists. The Lenca women can be recognized by their unique style of dress with bright colors and woven headscarves. The city is also famous for having the coolest climate in Honduras.

    Activities: Hiking, City Sightseeing, Shopping Lencas Farmer Market.

    6. Fortress of San Fernando of Omoa, Cortes

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    Omoa is located on the Caribbean coast of Honduras and is home for the Spanish Fortress of San Fernando. The fortress was built by Spaniard Colonists in the year 1,775. It measures 4,400 square meters and was built to protect themselves from pirates attacks, which were constant in those years.

    Activities: Sightseeing, Museum, Fishing, Watersports, and a beautiful Beach.

    7. Jeanette Kawas National Park, Atlantida

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    Jeanette Kawas Park is commonly known as Punta Sal. It is a reserve area with a combination of tropical forest, wetlands, swamps, lagoons, and coral reefs which make a perfect combination to experience nature at its best. Boat trips in the canals offer a spectacular occasion to encounter with wildlife such as white-faced monkeys, jaguars, manatees, marine turtles and much more...

    Activities: Beaches, Boat Rides, Trail Walking, Hiking.

    8. Pico Bonito National Park, Atlantida

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    Pico Bonito National Park has a majestic triangular shaped peak, with an altitude of 2,435 meters above sea level, which provides a view of Roatan and Utila on a clear day. Pico Bonito is located on the northern coast of Honduras and has a total area of 1,073 square meters, the second largest national park in the country.

    Activities: Bird Watching, Trail Walking, Hiking.

    9. The Mayan Ruins of Copan, Copan

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    Discovered in 1,570 by Diego Garcia, the ruins of Copan is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. The ruins are quite substantial and a major tourist attraction in western Honduras. The Mayan city of Copan as it exists today is composed of a main complex of ruins with several secondary complexes on its surroundings.

    Activities: Copan Archaeological Site Ruins, Macaw Mountain Bird Park, Rosalila Tunnel, Maya Archaeological Museum, Sculpture Museum, Sightseeing, Nightlife.

    10. Fortress of Santa Barbara Trujillo, Colon

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    Another Spaniard fortress built in the Caribbean Sea to protect from pirates attack built in the 17th century. Though its ruined remains are not impressive visually, it is still an inspirational spot to reflect the history of the American continent. There is a small museum within the fortress with a collection of colonial items, muskets, pirate relics, and naval memorabilia.

    Activities: Museum, Sightseeing, Beaches, Watersports, and Nightlife.

    11. El Tiger Island Amapala, Valle

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    Tiger Island, also called Amapala has an area of 73 square kilometers, is an inactive volcano located in the Gulf of Fonseca on the Pacific coast of Honduras. The island forms an almost perfect conical form, typical of volcanoes, and has a maximum altitude of 780 meters above sea level. The access to Amapala is possible only by boat. On the island, there is a trail that leads to the top of the mountain where you can see a majestical view of all the Gulf of Fonseca including both, Nicaragua and El Salvador as well as Honduras.

    Activities: Sightseeing, Beaches, and Watersports.

    12. Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, La Mosquitia Gracias a Dios

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    Rio Platano is a Biosphere Reserve of 5,250 square kilometers in the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The reserve has several endangered species and it is Honduras largest forest. The reserve is part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor that stretches from Mexico through Central America. The reserve has over 200 archeological sites, including the point where Christopher Columbus first arrived in mainland America. In the last couple of years, a new discovery of Ciudad Blanca was found in the reserve.

    Activities: Ecotourism.

    13. San Cristobal Fortress, Gracias Lempira

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    Gracias is the name of an old colonial town in the Lempira department of Western Honduras. On of the major attractions in town is the San Cristobal Fortress which is a fortress constructed by Spaniards for its strategic location to control invasions from armies of the enemy.

    Activities: Sightseeing, Warm Springs, and Hiking.

    14. Pulhapanzak Waterfall San Buenaventura, San Francisco de Yojoa

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    The Pulhapanzak Fall is the tallest waterfall in Honduras, with a height if 43 meters, which causes a roar and a fine breeze in the middle of the tropical rain forest. It is a beautiful place to relax, enjoy the river, nature, and sightseeing.

    Activities: Trail Walking, Zipline across the falls, and Hiking.

    15. The Cangrejal River, La Ceiba Atlantida

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    The Cangrejal River is one of the most scenic rivers in Central America, located in La Ceiba. The river is famous for its turquoise water and is rightly renowned as Central America' s premier rafting experience.

    Activities: Water Rafting, Jungle Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Bird Watching, and Trail Walking.

    16. Utila, Bay Islands

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    Utila is the smallest of the major islands and is renowned for being one of the least expensive and most beautiful places in the world for a scuba diving vacation. It is also very famous for a great nightlife entertainment activities. The island also has access to beautiful coral reefs which makes scuba diving and snorkeling a must. Recently it has been declared the best place in the world to dive.

    Activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Beaches, Watersports, Fishing, and Nightlife.

    17. Lake Yojoa, Santa Barbara

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    Lake Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras, with an area of 79 square kilometers. For many people traveling between cities, the lake serves as a rest area where you can appreciate the view and enjoy a delicious fried fish. The area has several hotels alongside the lake where you can enjoy a beautiful weekend with the family and friends.

    Activities: Fishing, Sightseeing, Trail Walking, Hiking, Zipline and Canopy, and Watersports.

    18. Santa Lucia, Francisco Morazan

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    Santa Lucia is small colonial town located just 20 kilometers from the capital city of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. The charm is a colonial mining town, its history, architecture and religious art, added to the nature you can see from any point makes this place unique.

    Activities: Sightseeing, Ziplines, and Trail Walking

    19. Comayagua, Honduras

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    The former capital of Honduras, the Colonial city of Comayagua has become a national and international attraction for tourism. It is famous for its beautiful churches and colonial architecture in the city. The Colonial Museum contains many exhibitions of Spanish, Pre-Columbian and Colonial times.

    Activities: Sightseeing, Museums, Churches, Trail Walking, and Hiking.

    20. Tela, Atlantida

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    A small town located in the northern Caribbean Coast of Honduras. Tela became a major port in the early 1900's, as it was the headquarters of the United Fruit Company. Tela is considered one of the best beaches in Honduras, and it has 2 major golf courses which are a major tourist attraction. One of the landmarks in Tela is the Lancetilla Botanical Garden, which is considered the second largest tropical garden in the world.

    Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Water Rafting, Water Sports, Eco Tours, Sight Seeing.