Despite its past troubles, Honduras is looking toward a brighter future. Our specialists have delved into this oft-maligned country and identified the best places to go in Honduras. In addition to the scuba-diving hub that is the sleepy Bay Islands — of which Roatán is the most set-up for visitors — they’d encourage you to venture beyond the beaches and explore the subtropical forests of Pico Bonito National Park.
One of Honduras’s greatest attractions, its wildlife reserves, trails and waterways are so quiet, you’re likely to be the only person there enjoying the wildlife — the bright turquoise flash of a motmot, melodious oropendolas, and scuttling agouti. Meanwhile, at Copán — arguably Central America’s most esoteric and overlooked pre-Colombian ruins — you can wander at your own pace among carved stelae and giant ball courts.
Popular places to visit in Honduras
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Honduras, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.