Gorgeous waters are found in abundance in Honduras, from the sea to rivers to waterfalls. Because of the abundance of water and rich, fertile soil, many indigenous people have lived in Honduras, including the Maya. Eventually, the land was colonized by the Spanish, but Honduras has had its independence since 1838. As such, it has had hundreds of years to develop as a nation. Today, there is a melting pot of cultures, leading to delicious and unique cuisine.
While Honduras has had its share of hardship, tourism has been expanding, especially diving travel.
Aside from the beaches and jade islets, Honduras has a vast, interesting interior. Structures remain from ancient times, ripe for exploration. Walk around cities like Tegucigalpa to get a good idea of how locals live. Then head to the museums and parks.
On Roatan, there are several zipline tours said to be some of the best in the world. You can also explore the island by horseback or visit Arch’s Iguana Farm or the Butterfly Garden. On Utila, you can enjoy a variety of other water activities other than scuba diving – kayaking, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, wind surfing, boogie boarding, etc.
Flying into Honduras is fairly easy. The largest airport in the country is Ramon Villeda Morales Airport in San Pedro Sula. A few international flights arrive at Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport on Roatan, but most flights pass through mainland Honduras or other countries in Central America before connecting to Roatan or Utila. Traveling in and around the country is inexpensive, as well, especially if you choose to ride on the local transport. You can get to the islands from the mainland by ferry.