The Bay Islands are the main attraction of Honduras and attract a large number of tourists all year round. Once you are done exploring the tropical paradise of the Bay Islands, extend your trip to the mainland of Honduras to further enhance your vacation experience. There is a lot to do and see in the area, while taking in the natural beauty that surrounds it. It accentuates the true splendor of the Caribbean, with soaring mountains and dense tropical jungle. It also has the Caribbean and Pacific coast, and offers a lot of outdoor activities for adventure seekers. Another reason to visit the mainland of Honduras is the rich historical significance of the country. It is home to Mayan ruins and colonial cities which tell stories of the cultural influences in the area.
Things to Do
You will be amazed at how much the Mainland of Honduras has to offer its visitors. It includes a little bit of everything, from lazy vacationers to adrenaline junkies, everyone will find something to enjoy and indulge in. The kind of history and cultural influences that you get to discover here is hard to find in the Bay Islands. Not to mention the range of outdoor adventures for everyone around the year.
The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. It doesn’t get many visitors but it is worth exploring at least once during your trip. It encapsulates the beauty and wonders of the mountains and is surrounded by them which serves as a beautiful backdrop. Another great place to visit is La Ceiba. It is considered the adventure capital of Honduras and offers many fun-filled activities such as hiking, whitewater rafting, trekking and enjoying breathtaking waterfalls. The city is located right on the Caribbean coast.
There are many well maintained sights of historic significance in Honduras. There are the Mayan ruins that offer a lot of beauty and rich history of the countries early inhabitants and ancient heritage. Copan is a tranquil and rustic mountain village that’s just minutes away from the Mayan ruins. It has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Another great spot for all the history buffs is Gracias. It is in the Lempira Department near Copan. The majestic little town is serene and is laced with accents of European influences through centuries of colonialism. You’ll find several hiking trails outside the town, as well as thermal baths and the highest zip line in Central America.
As you can see, there are many reasons to visit the mainland of Honduras.
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