ABOUT THE ATTRACTIONS
Beach and sun
Visiting the beaches in Honduras is an experience unlike any other. The country has a wide range of beaches for all tastes, from white sandy beaches to beaches of dark sand, bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean or the agitated waters of the Pacific.
Honduras has about 91 Protected Areas that correspond to 27% of the national territory. It has great diversity of flora, with more than 64 plant ecosystem varieties, and of fauna, among which the Guacamaya or Guara Roja, the National Bird of the country, stands out.
Honduras is a territory with archaeological wealth in almost all of its departments. However, it is in Copán, the Sula Valley, Intibucá, La Paz and Olancho where most archaeological sites are located. There are more than 140,000 sites of archaeological interest that are still not registered.
754 bird species have been documented in Honduras to date, and there are at least 50 others sighted. There is a rich birdlife, with many species endemic to Mesoamerica that live amongst the unique mix that furrows and makes its home in the country.
Tourist areas have restaurants serving international cuisine and American style dishes. Honduran gastronomy is very varied, since it has pre-Columbian, Spanish, Creole and, to some extent, African elements, as is typical throughout the Atlantic coast of Central America.
During the more than 300 years that the colonial period lasted, Spanish presence was manifest in all daily life activities. Now, Honduras is the country with the second greatest tangible colonial heritage in all of Central America.