Reasons to Visit
If you are looking for first class diving, or the perfect place to learn to dive, it doesn’t get much better than the Bay Islands. The spectacular coral reefs teem with sealife and there are enough prime dive sites to keep even the most experienced diver happy.
Visit the Maya ruins of Copán situated amidst a tranquil forest along the Copán river. Learn about the Mayan civilisation and explore the pyramids, plazas and famous Hieroglyphic Staircase.
Explore the Rio Plátano biosphere at La Mosquitia, where monkeys, toucans and jaguars roam the forests. A World Heritage site, the reserve has a number of endangered species.
Due to its developing infrastructure, Honduras is a largely underestimated country and thus is far less visited than others in Central America, which only adds to its appeal for those looking for something different. Visitors are rewarded with lush landscapes, wild national parks and unique accommodation.
Rafting the Cangrejal River near La Ceiba is fantastic. Offering grades II and III, this river is suitable for all levels and rafting through the rainforest with toucans flying over head and the sounds of howler monkeys in the distance just adds to the experience.
Around Roatan there is some wonderful snorkelling to be had and the calm waters make this an ideal spot for even the most novice of snorkellers. You can arrange organised trips or just hire a snorkel and mask and head off independently.
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This is a rough guide to when to travel to this region. Choose a month of travel to see typical temperature and rainfall around the country. The ticks indicate our recommended months to travel.
The dry season along the Caribbean coast lasts from February to June which is generally the best time to visit, with the coolest time of the year being the months from November to February.
When the rains come they are usually in short bursts, heaviest between August and December. Inland it can rain all year round.
The country is susceptible to hurricanes from June to November.
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