The Republic Of Honduras in Central America is growing into a thriving and exciting tourist destination...
Flights to Honduras are frequent and a number of options are available.
Essential spots to explore include the Jeanette Kawas National Park, home to Howler Monkeys, and Lago de Yojoa, a huge natural lake with hundreds of species of tropical birds and fish, a perfect location to explore by boat around its many breathtaking waterfalls. These areas are perfect for day trips, enjoying the spectacular scenery, wildlife and friendly vibe. Obviously some time will also be spent on the clean white sand beaches that can be found across the country.
For those who wish to fully explore the history of Honduras, a trip to the city of Comayagua is highly recommended. It is home to some of the most impressive colonial Spanish buildings on the island. Similarly, the area known as Trujillo has historical significance. Surrounded by national park land, Trujillo was the last place Christopher Columbus stopped on his last trip to the Americas. The area was also known as a former favourite spot for pirates and still has signs of sea defences along the coast from the days when the Spanish held fort there.
For history of the much more ancient kind you must visit the Copan Ruins, a one of a kind archaeological site, featuring carvings, statues and decorations that date back thousands of years. Likewise a visit to the caves in Cuyamel is highly recommended. You'll need to book a guide, but this is a fascinating trip through the old Mayan trade routes.
Water sports such as scuba diving and rafting are some of the most popular reasons for travelling to Honduras. The islands of Utila and Roatan are great diving spots with coral reefs to be explored, while the Cangrejal River is perfect for a wild day of rafting.
Honduras flights can be made from a number of major UK airports, landing in one of the four airports on Honduras. The flight takes around 11 hours, non-stop. Find cheap flights to Honduras by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.