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Mayan ruins, Copan Archaeological Site, Honduras

Honduras Holidays

An ever-present union of Indian, Spanish and Carib influences pervades this Central American favourite. Copan, unquestionably one of the most beautiful of the Mayan remains, is something every trip should revolve around.

Honduras’s interior of the country is divided by a striking central mountain range that is cut by fast flowing rivers, giving way to lowland plains and fertile valleys that are cultivated with banana and tobacco plantations.

The population is a mix of Indian, Spanish and Carib, which ensures for an even more eclectic blend of culture, religion and cuisine.

Copan, Honduras
Copan, Honduras

Why we like Honduras

Largely because it has still not succumbed to the westernisation which is slowly but surely creeping into all the countries of Central America. Its somewhat turbulent past of Mayan conflicts, pirates, Spanish colonialism, military rulers and even a football war are long gone and travel to Honduras will reveal beautiful beaches, superb snorkelling, a relaxed view of life and the outstanding remains of Copan, arguably the finest Mayan site in Central America.

Roatan Island, Honduras
Roatan Island, Honduras

Honduras: What to Expect

Honduras has some beautiful national parks, in particular, Bonito with its rainforest, rivers and waterfalls. Take a boat trip in Punta Sal and kayak through the mangroves of Punta Izopo. There are some fine palm-fringed beaches along the coast such as at Tela but it is offshore, at the Bay of Islands, that is the real surprise. The calm crystal clear waters and one of the finest coral reefs in the region make the Bay Islands superb for diving and snorkelling.

Explore Honduras

  • Copan
  • The Bay Islands
  • The North Coast

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Visit Utila

In the Bay Islands, Utila boasts some of the finest diving in the Caribbean.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Copan

Explore this impressive set of Maya structures, zoomorphs and stela, located in the beautiful Copan River Valley.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Pico Bonito

Raft, hike and horse ride through the wild landscapes of the Pico Bonito National park

Suggested Holiday Idea

Visit Comayagua

Discover the elaborate tradition of street carpets made from coloured rice, sawdust and flowers, which takes place during Easter.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

John was fortunate enough to be guided around the beautiful Maya site of Copan by renowned archaeologist David Sedat, who was a member of the team that unearthed three royal tombs, including that of “The Lady in Red”.

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Wow! We were blown away by the variety in Honduras, especially the crystal-clear waters and coral reefs. Thank you to John for planning all the details of this trip.

Destination: Honduras
Travel Expert: John

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