Lake Yojoa , is the only lake of volcanic origin in Honduras and the largest reserve of fresh water in the country. In 2005 it was recognized as a Wetland of World Interest by the UN, through the RAMSAR convention. For tourists, the place offers multiple options to spend several days in the area with a wide variety of restaurant, recreation centers with pools, and aquatic amusements, and zoos.
Parque Nacional Cerro Azul Meámbar - PANACAM, Lake Yojoa , get in touch with the art of nature with a majestic deep blue cover. The National Park Cerro Azul Meámbar offers trails that lead you to explore its flora and fauna intimately. And for lovers of adrenaline, a high-speed canopy tour that satisfies the senses.
Bioparque Paradise, Lake Yojoa , Bio-Park and Coffee and Flower Farm "Paradise" is a beautiful natural conservation and production site, located in Aldea Los Naranjos. The White River or Ice Cream and 5 waterfalls enliven their natural forests of colorful wood trees, exotic orchids and an interesting diversity of birds and minor fauna like guatusas, iguanas and squirrels. Walking along the natural paths that cross its coffee plantations and tropical flower crops is a pleasant encounter with nature. You also find mounds and ball courts of the ancient Lenca civilization (900-1550) and you can stay in your cabins or rooms, or camp in it.
Cuevas de Taulabé, Comayagua , are a maze of stone, result of the dissolution of the rocky mantle limestone by action of the water. Although 12 km have been explored, their full extent is not yet known. It has enabled for its visit its first 100 m through a footpath conditioned with handrails and illumination. Here you find stalactites and stalagmites that condense a drip of millions of years. The most famous is the "Angel Wing", a stalactite of more than 3 m in length and 4 tons in weight that seems to float very close to the roof of the cave.
Butterfly house, Lake Yojoa , shows you a collection of live or dissected butterflies, among which there are 11 of the area. It is located within the Nature Resort in front of Yojoa Lake from the CA-5 (Km 160, at the height of the El Cacao Village) and is managed by Aldea Global, the NGO in charge of protecting Cerro Azul Meámbar National Park , Five experts work with the species of the lake basin, especially the threatened ones like the blue morph and the four mirrors.
Cataratas Pulhapanzak, Lake Yojoa , when the course of the Lindo River runs out of soil, it falls 43 meters in Pulhapanzak with sufficient flow to cause a 'roar' that carries the fine breeze that feels some distance from the falls. The spa also offers you an hacienda where you can share the milking of cows and cheese making and lodging in cabins. Something less known is that on the site there are important pre-Columbian footprints of a stone walkway and a square surrounded by 4 mounds of the classic period (600-900 BC) The Rio Lindo follows its course with some fast sections that you can descend on a giant float (River tubing) for 2 hours.
La Ceiba, Atlántida , is the third largest city in Honduras, has diverse attractions, and its people are not only one more, joy and rhythm welcome the traveler all year round. With unique attractions such as the Pico Bonito National Park, Cangrejal River and La Ceiba Carnival: the city promises a pleasant time full of fun and adventure.
National Park Pico Bonito, La Ceiba, Atlántida , this protected area, rising from the coast to 2,485 meters above sea level, is one of the most biodiverse national parks in Honduras. A place for adventure, the encounter with nature or with oneself and experiences as diverse as the life that inhabits it in many forms. Scale from the coast to 2,485 meters above sea level, in different types of forests, from where fast rivers, such as the Cangrejal, flow through the Caribbean Sea, flowing with powerful currents, ideal for rafting; Or as the caudalosos that form refreshing pools and waterfalls. There are also exciting stretches of canopy, hanging bridges and numerous wild, vegetable and animal species: jaguars, pumas, tigers, howler monkeys and tapir, tapirs, anteaters and whitetail deer, boas, snakes, yellow beard and coral, quetzales, Many more, several endangered; In addition to hundreds of species of flora.
Wildlife Shelter Cuero y Salado Bars, Atlántida , if you always dreamed of joining the jungle, this wildlife refuge hides a reserve of beautiful animals and exotic plants. Here you can observe diversity of fauna such as howler monkeys, white face monkeys, herons and other birds native to coastal areas. An experience that you can only live in Honduras.
Parque Swinford, Atlántida , besides being a beautiful garden is a small open-air museum where old wagons are exhibited and two of the old railway machines that circulated around the city and the surrounding areas in the golden years of the banana era. This is why Swinford La Ceiba Park is an important site to visit when you come to La Ceiba as you can learn part of its history while you relax and enjoy the natural environment that has, as it has a beautiful garden, with a Great variety of plants and flowers that make it a quiet place to spend a moment of relaxation.
National Park Jeannette Kawas, Atlántida , we have a gift from nature for you. More than five ecosystems to experience white sand beaches, mangrove forests and coral reefs, to mention just a few of all the places that are part of this wonderful park. The wild life of the peninsula is simply spectacular: jaguars, howler monkeys and boas are characters from this jungle. Famous for being a hot spot for bird watching during the months of October to January.
Botanical Garden Lancetilla, Tela, Atlántida , is the second largest tropical garden in the world, has the largest collection of exotic plants in Latin America, with native species from Oceania, Africa and Asia, and serves as a home or refuge for more than 300 species of birds. The banana company created it in 1925 in the Lancetilla Valley as a research center where it was also experimented with tropical plants with economic potential. It is just minutes from the center of Tela and the natural warheads in which the bamboo is folded at its entrance, the "Bamboo Tunnel", have already become an icon of the garden and the city.
Copan's Ruins, Copán , is the most important tourist of Honduras. Birds, nature reserves, coffee plantations, hot springs, landscapes and country life complement the tourist attraction of an area where researchers continue to harvest findings, decipher stories and reconstruct more of the Mayan life of the extreme south of Mesoamerica . The architecture and sculpture of this political and ceremonial center of the classic period, reaches levels unpublished in other Mayan cities. You can see part of them in the museum and cross another between trees and animals, or underground.
Fort Cabañas and Casa K'inich , is a military building built in 1940, and named after General Jose Trinidad Cabanas, for the Honduran armies stationed at Copán Ruinas in order to safeguard the western borders. And since 2002 it lodges the Interactive Learning Museum Casa K'inich, (House of the Sun), a "museum for children" under the patronage of the Copán Association.
The Bird Park and Guacamaya Mountain Reserve "Macaw Mountain", Copán, is a center of conservation and breeding, rehabilitation and lodging of birds, located a few kilometers from the center of the town of Copán Ruinas, on the road in the road that leads to Aguas Calientes also known as hot springs. A colorful ecological park surrounded by ancient native trees and a coffee farm, and crossed in half by the refreshing waters of the cakaguatales ravine, where you can have breakfast, lunch or lunch after walking among more than 180 species of Honduran birds, Central American, also birds that migrate from the Caribbean and from our brother country of Mexica and some South American. Do not miss out on the chance to feel like the legs of a red, green or blue guara lean on your arms, your shoulders or your head while extending its beautiful wings wide. That is the best time to take a picture of your holiday worthy to share with your friends.
National Park La Tigra, Francisco Morazán , this cloud forest offers several ways to enjoy it if you are interested in nature or you are excited about the adventure. Eight trails, with different degrees of difficulty, cover the ever-green and humid 240 km2 of the park, Tegucigalpa's main water source. Here lives the winged jewel of the isthmus, the quetzal, that you can find, always in the mist, with sufficient patience and fortune. You also see toucans and hawks, felines like tigrillos, pumas and yaguarondis and several kinds of amphibians and reptiles. The walls and roof of this biodiversity shelter are laid by pines, liquidambars and other species of trees, usually covered with mosses. And more ground level, plants, including 6 kinds of ferns in danger of extinction. The impressive variety of insects, including many that have not been seen in the region, is another wealth that you share in the park, while looking for the colors of the quetzal, blue butterfly or tigrillos and discover the dimension that takes here the word life.
La Mosquitia, Gracias a Dios , the most remote area of Honduras is also the most biodiverse and the most ethnic. Here is the largest rainforest in America after the Amazon, formed by the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site; The Patuca National Park, the Tawakha Anthropological Reserve, the Caratasca Crustacean Wildlife Refuge and the Rus Rus Biological Reserve. Adventurous in La Mosquitia, assisted by expert guides, is to explore one of the most extreme areas of the continent. On the other side of the village of Las Marías you enter a timeless world where the trees do not allow the sun to see, live with wild animals and travel downstream, overcoming jungle, savannahs and lagoons, until you reach the Caribbean to tell - maybe - the best adventure of your life.
Wildlife Refuge Laguna de Guaimoreto, Colón , habitat of several marine and aquatic species, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas and fish. Broadleaf forest, floating plants, flooded forest, mangroves and sand plants surround this lagoon that flows into the Bay of Trujillo. Among the activities that can be done are boat trips through the lagoon visiting the mangroves to reach the mouth in the bay, as well as observation of seabirds and migratory.
National Park Capiro and Calentura, Colón , is located between the Municipalities of Trujillo and the Garífuna Community of Santa Fe, department of Colón, in the final part of the Cordillera Nombre de Dios. Located 4 kilometers south of the city of Trujillo, it is a beautiful and impressive mountain massif of lush vegetation and great diversity of wildlife such as howler monkey and white face, Raccoons, jaguars, ocelots, reptiles, snakes, deer, insects, Oriole , Toucans, parrots, macaws, among others. In addition to its immense biodiversity, in the Capiro and Calentura National Park you can also enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Rio Negro Waterfall.
National Park El Cusuco, Cortés , about 40 km to the west you find this protected area that descends towards the Caribbean by the Sierra de Omoa and takes the popular name of the armadillo: cusuco. A rich area of steep cloud forest, between 1800 and 2200 masl, which shelters more than 90 species of reptiles and amphibians and over 35 of bats, where up to 270 species of birds have been identified so far. Jaguars and tigrillos share the biodiverse flora that surround the park with tapirs, monkeys, guatusas and two of the animal jewels of El Cusuco: the quetzal and the emerald beetles. Here you will also find giant ferns like trees, up to 20 meters. Traversing your paths between rain or fog is a pleasant adventure that you take further if you decide to make night and camp.