Like a visit to three distinct worlds-
- the magical Mayan ruins,
- the natural world of tropical wetlands,
- and the tropical Caribbean islands
Copán is unique in the Maya world for sculpture and the amazing hieroglyphic staircase. It is also one of the most accessible Mayan sites, just outside the village of Copan Ruinas, a beautiful colonial town, very friendly and visitor oriented and a great place to practice or learn Spanish. Truly one of the least crowded Mayan sites.
Honduras is blessed with impressive natural diversity with high peaks in the central highlands tropical could forest, and one of the top eco-hotels in Central America. The north and south coasts are lined with rich wetlands, and the northeast corner is a vast wilderness known as La Mosquitía – the Mosquito Coast. Much of the area is inaccessible but in the Pico Bonito National Park, we have found a gorgeous nature resort, with creature comforts among the jungle's creatures. Birdwatching is excellent in Honduras with lots of impressive birds – quetzals, macaws, toucans, and lots of parrots. Best times to bird are September through March with January through March drier than the other months. Mixed with a visit to the ruins, birding becomes an almost spiritual quest.
The reefs of the Bay Islands, Utila, Roatan, and Guanaja, are part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world and teem with fish, coral, sponges, rays, sea turtles and even whale sharks. Islenas , the Islanders, are of African, Carib, and European ancestry and English is the dominant language. The islands can be reached by a quick flight or ferry from the mainland, and Roatan also receives non-stop flights from the US.
JB Journeys can arrange your ideal visit to Honduras and include all three of these experiences.