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Ten Must Try When In Honduras

Feb 17, 2008
Honduras is one of the places you can visit in Central America for its natural coast lines and historical landmarks. There are many things to enjoy in this country where natural beaches abound. It is one of the pleasures offered by the place that many tourists would certainly enjoy.

1.) Copan Ruinas

Here is the topmost tourist spot offered by Honduras which highlights the ruins of the country's Maya civilization. Many remain in awe of the sculptures that they can find in this famous landmark. This will surely win the hearts of tourists craving for remnants of history long past gone.

2.) Bay Islands

The natural coastlines of the Caribbean Sea can be found in this place. Many beach enthusiasts will find a lot of activities here such as diving, swimming and snorkeling. Boating is also possible, and you are most certainly welcome to take a stroll in its beaches just to enjoy the scenery.

3.) Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve

If you want a taste of nature, the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve is the place to go to in Honduras. A feast for the eyes of nature lovers, this tropical rainforest happens to be the largest of its kind in the entire Central America. Here, you won't feel shortchanged when you've gone to this place and enjoyed the place.

4.) El Mercado Guamilito

Inside the industrialized city of San Pedro Sula is this spot where you will be treated to unique handicrafts. Here, you can buy a variety of wooden boxes specifically handcrafted, hammocks, Lencan pottery, leather items from Nicaragua. You will also see here handmade fabrics straight from nearby Guatemala.

5.) La Ceiba Carnival

Every third Sunday of May, you can witness a peaceful gathering called La Ceiba Carnival which happens to be the biggest of such events in Central America. Look forward to these mini-carnivals in the barrios. From here, you can move on to enjoy Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge with your children.

6.) Comayagua

One of the small cities found in Honduras is Comayuga. Despite this, it has retained much of architecture popular during the colonial Spanish era. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is built in the middle of the town square, and it is another proof of outstanding 18th-century architecture of that era when it was first built.

7.) Gracias

Gracias is proud to play host to three major churches, a museum and an old fort known as the Fortaleza de San Cristobal right above the well-known Hotel Guancasco. This place is conducive for strolling and viewing picturesque lifestyle of western Honduras. Cap this activity with a dip in the aguas temales (hot springs) just a few more kilomiters from this town.

8.) Omoa

See the beach in this part of Honduras, a short ride from San Pedro Sula, and experience a pleasurable day trip by passing by Omoa. You can also view the Spanish colonial era Fortress San Fernando in the area for one more taste of history. One would feel like he has stepped back in time when this fortress was still used and inhabited by soldiers.

9.) Tegucigalpa

The capital and the largest city in Honduras is urbanization gone wild nestled in a hilly terrain. The statue named Cristo el Picacho overlooks the city where free parking can be enjoyed at the park's entrance. The park itself requires only a small amount for you to gain entrance to it, and there's also the National Zoo situated on the hill where the Cristo el Picacho is found.

10.) Valle de Angeles

The Valley of the Angels is a tourist town a few miles off Tegus. Here, a tourist will enjoy shopping at relatively lower prices than items sold in the airport. Once you're done, you can rest and eat at La Casa de mi Abuela (My Grandmother's House) which happens to serve the best anafres in Honduras.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/honduras to view or share Honduras travel videos.
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