Honduras has a wide variety of activities for travellers to experience, making it one of the more popular destinations to visit in Central America. Activities range from hiking, bird watching, hiking through mayan temples, strolling in colonial towns, and most popularly, visiting the wide variety of beaches in the Honduran
If the heart of the Bay Islands is Roatan, then that heart beat is felt strongest in West End. With flights from mainland Honduras arriving almost every hour it is a breeze to travel to Roatan’s West End. Located about nine kilometers from the airport West End is just a
On August 4, 2003, I completed that most dreaded of required skills, a complete underwater equipment exchange, the last skill left in my certification as PADI Dive Master No. 209742. The stressful feat was accomplished on the sandy bottom under the boat dock of the Utila Dive Centre. Here’s the
Honduras has a variety of attractions to offer travelers, and one of the main attractions is the remains of the ancient Mayan city of Copan. The mayas are thought to have arrived in Honduras as early as 1000 BC settling in North Western Honduras on the beautiful plains of the
The handbook all zealous bird watchers have been awaiting is now readily available, “Birding Honduras; A Checklist and Guide.” This book, written by two devoted birders and admirers of Honduras, has been dedicated solely to the bird life of the Central American country. Honduras, located in Northern Central America, is
The year 2003 has been a good one for this orphanage in La Ceiba, Honduras. The number of sponsors has grown to 85 and the number of sponsored children has grown to 115. The sponsors currently pay $12/month/child, and they send 3 gifts per year (Birthdays, Children’s Day and Christmas).
When I first got to Copan Ruinas, Honduras, I was absolutely terrified. I kept on thinking: “What have I done? What was I thinking going so far away from home?”. The answer was simple. I wanted to speak Spanish fluently. What better way to do that, than to immerse yourself
Located in the north of Honduras on the edges of the fertile Sula Valley, San Pedro Sula is Honduras’ second largest city with approximately 800,000 citizens. It is the business and commerce capital of the country and home to a modern airport, which is serviced by International Airlines. Here is
Roatan’s fringing coral reef is still one of the most beautiful and unique in the world, and at just a short swim from the shore, easily accessible. There are 38 dive sites within the West End Marine Reserve, all within 15 minutes boat ride, and they are all different. Take
Projecthonduras.com recently announced that its fourth annual Conference on Honduras which will take place in Copan Ruins, Honduras, on October 24-26, 2003. The event will bring together individuals representing non-governmental organizations (NGOs), companies, churches, universities, and governments.
Fox Studios camera and sound crews follow young couples up and down the streets of quaint West End, filming every move and taking in every sound during the day as they get to know eachother. At night, resorts such a Palmetto Bay Plantation and well-known Roatan restaurants are set up
If ten of us were to travel to Honduras on vacation, each of us would have differing lists of the best vacation places. All of us travel with different sets of eyes, each seeing our own realities even as we look at the same event. Here are my “must-see” places,
Easter has a different meaning on diferent parts of the world. While most american's celebrate easter with fantastic treasure hunts, the strong catholic traditions found in most latinamerican countries have a very different way of celebrating this time of the year. In Honduras they call it Semana Santa.
Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) is a non-profit organization at the cutting edge of ecotourism that sends teams of volunteers to survey some of the world’s most endangered coral reefs and forests. Their mission is to ‘provide resources to alleviate poverty through the protection, restoration and management of coral reefs and tropical
Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras, it is located in the southern part, in the province of Francisco Morazán. It is a city of contrasts and great history. The elevation is around 3,000 feet while the population is around one million as of May 2001. We'll tell you everything you
Located in the Bay Islands of Honduras, Roatan has remained the hidden jewel of the Caribbean for many years. In recent years though more and more divers, travelers, retirees and families are discovering the wonders and treasures of Roatan in part due to a variety of international press which rates
Roatan is only 28 miles long and 3 miles wide but that is in a straight line. Many people have asked what the ‘real’ distance is between locations, but it’s hard to tell since Roatan’s winding roadways add miles, so we decided to create an unofficial aproximation using our own