The Bay Islands is only one of 18 departments in Honduras that each boast natural beauty and cultural diversity. A visit to the Bay Islands should be just a part of your trip to see even more of Honduras. If you'd like to travel to Honduras, here are a few tips and suggestions to make your trip wonderful.
Why Travel to Honduras
Honduras boasts an incredibly diverse cultural history spanning hundreds of years. A visit to Honduras offers a glimpse into the past, from Mayan ruins to the Garifuna people to the European colonization of the region Enjoy traveling this beautiful country for its astounding natural beauty and friendly residents.
If you are concerned about travel to Honduras because of security warnings, we invite you to contact us for detailed information on any current security concerns. The people of Honduras are friendly and welcoming, our lakes and mountains are extraordinary to explore, and we know you will fall in love with our beautiful home.
What to Do in Honduras
It's not only the island of Roatan that has a Garifuna population, but also along the northwest coast of Honduras near the Guatemalan border. You can visit these areas to learn about their history and culture, and how they've kept that culture alive despite multiple waves of colonialism.
You should also visit the Mayan Ruins of Copan to see history paused in place. The grounds are still covered with structures that were once filled with Mayan people. There was a Mayan community living on this site from as early as 427 A.D. Sculptures, pyramids, and an incredibly unique hieroglyphic staircase turned these ruins into a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
On the Caribbean coast, visit La Ceiba for outdoor adventures. You can go whitewater rafting or hiking, stay in a jungle lodge or explore a nearby banana plantation. This coastal city is a gateway to the Bay Islands, offering both plane and ferry services to Guanaja, Roatan, and Utila.
Get to Honduras
The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa (locally referred to as Tegus), located in the southeastern region of the country near the border with El Salvador. Between Tegus and the second-largest city, San Pedro Sula, international flights arrive directly from a multitude of U.S. cities daily.
From throughout all of Central America, you can fly to Honduras directly or easily connect via San Salvador or Guatemala City.
If you're backpacking through Central America, buses from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua all enter Honduras for further travel.
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