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Honduras

What to see in Honduras? The San Miguel Cathedral, Palacio Legislativo and Casa Prezidencial in Tegucigalpa; Zamorano; the Mayan village of Copan; reefs and sharks of Guanaja, Utilla and Roatan; the El Agulla wreck; Sandy Bay Nature Reserve.

The Republic of Honduras is a country located in the western part of Central America. It is washed by the Caribbean Sea in the east and by the Pacific Ocean in the west. The major part of the country consists of mountains and hills. The climate of Honduras is tropical, seasonal fluctuations of temperature are practically unnoticeable.

The capital of the state is Tegucigalpa, which has quite a lot of local attractions and is famous for its traditional Spanish architecture. Tourists should pay special attention to the San Miguel Cathedral; the old church of the 16th century Iglesia de San Francisco; the building of the old University, where now the Museum of Art is located, and the palaces Palacio Legislativo and Casa Prezidencial. Art lovers should visit the National Art Gallery Paraninfo.

Nature lovers will like the Biosphere Reserve Rio Platano, whose unspoiled ecosystem preserves some of endangered species; and the beautiful valley of Honduras - Zamorano. Tourists can also go on an excursion to the cigar factory in Santa Rosa de Copán, and history lovers will like to visit the Mayan village of Copan, where you can see the stone constructions built in the 9th century.

The main local currency is the Lempira, but the US dollar is widely accepted too. It is worth noting that many ATMs in Honduras do not accept credit cards of foreign banks.

International airports in Honduras

  • Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (RTB)
    Location Roatan
  • Goloson International Airport (LCE)
    Location - city of La Ceiba
  • Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP)
    Location - San Pedro Sula
  • Toncontin International Airport (TGU)
    Location: 4.8 km southward of Tegucigalpa

Diving in Honduras

Local diving is a popular pastime among both beginners and experienced divers. Diving in Honduras is so attractive due to combination of luxurious coral reefs, lots of wrecks, picturesque underwater rocks and rich marine fauna, which includes even tiger sharks.

The northern coast of Honduras is the most suitable for diving. Most of all divers like the "excellent trio" of islands - Guanaja, famous for its coral reefs, Utilla, where you can meet the rare tiger shark, whose length can reach fifteen meters, and Roatan - the largest among the Bay-Islands.

It is worth noting that the Bay Islands is a part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which is the second largest in the world after the Australian barrier. Here you can see the unusual black corals, which are silver color under water and become black only on the surface.

Those who value the historical component of diving will like to explore the wreck of 70-meter "El Agulla", which is located at a depth of 34 meters off the coast of Anthony Case.
Divers also enjoy scuba diving in the area of Sandy Bay Nature Reserve, where you can meet eagle rays and barracudas; in the Beardy Cave, a system of underwater catacombs, and in Mary’s Place in the south of the French Harbor.

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