Honduras is the most densly-wooded country in Central America. Extensive national parks offer the whole variety of tropical flora and fauna, from cloud forests, whose tree giants are covered with orchids and bromeliads, over shaded pine forests to the mangroves and rainforests of the lowland.

The approximately 5,000 square kilometer biosphere reserve of the Plátano River is one of the last still intact rainforest areas in Central America.

In front of Honduras’ Caribbean coast the Bay Islands Roatán, Utila and the little-known Guanaja attract divers from all over the world.

In the western highlands, Copán, the colonial cities of Comayagua, Santa Rosa de Copán and especially Gracias, are some of the most important cultural attractions in the country.

Founded in the 16th century, Gracias is a good location for extensive hikes in the nearby Celaque National Park, whose extensive trail system leads among other things to the highest summit of the country, the 2849m high Cerro de las Minas. (read more…)