Tourism in Atlantida
If you are looking for a destination in Central America, which is also in the Caribbean, and that offers the possibility of diving and hiking, white water rafting and snorkeling, as well as friendly service and access to a World Heritage Culture, then you are looking precisely for Atlantida! The possibilities for tourism in Atlantida are endless!
For starters, tourism in Atlantida is a natural activity in the area. You can do outstanding eco tourism in Atlantida using either the city of Tela or La Ceiba as your hub from where to take advantage as a home base. With 8 protected areas or national parks within its territory, eco tourism in Atlantida is a natural activity! You can choose between hiking to a heavily forested tropical rain forests in Pico Bonito or Nombre de Dios National Parks, take a boat trip in the Caribbean to a remote beach with lots of history, such as those found in Punta Sal National Park or Cayos Cochinos Marine Monument, or navigate through narrow canals with a dense mangrove forests where your chances of seeing monkeys up in the trees and crocodiles basking in the banks of the canals. Bird watching is another popular activity for tourism in Atlantida. Perhaps one of the best spots to enjoy a huge variety of colorful tropical birds that can be easily sighted is the Lancetilla Botanical Gardens, second largest tropical botanical garden in the World, and located just outside of Tela. Bird watching is also outstanding in sites such as Pico Bonito National Park and contributes to a great option for the development of tourism in Atlantida.
However tourism in Atlantida offers a lot more that nature and eco tourism. The best beaches in the Caribbean Coast of Central America are to be located in the Bay of Tela, and certainly provide for a huge attraction for tourism in Atlantida. Best of all is the fact that the Caribbean Coast of Atlantida is home to many different Garifuna communities, which opens the door to cultural tourism in Atlantida! Discover the unique Garifuna Culture, which was declared Intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO!
Diving is another great option for tourism in Atlantida, this is a new option, however both the Bay of Tela, as well as the Cayos Cochinos Marine Monument offer outstanding options for diving in some of the best preserved coral reefs of the Caribbean, creating the perfect setting for the development of diving as a new option for tourism in Atlantida.
Last, but not least, there are great options for adventure tourism in Atlantida! The Cangrejal River offers World Class rafting and Kayaking within a short distance of the City of La Ceiba. There is also the option to practice canyoning and rappelling within the creeks and ravines of Nombre de Dios National Park, within the Cangrejal River Valley.
Tourism in Atlantida offers a wide array of options for the adventure and nature traveler as well as the traveler looking for beaches or nightlife. One of the most diverse area within Atlantida to enjoy tourism is the Cangrejal River Valley, truly the crown jewel of Atlantida and one of the most beautiful scenic rivers in Central America. A great spot to relax and enjoy the diversity of tourism in Atlantida is to use La Villa de Soledad B&B as a home base, here you can enjoy the many activities that tourism in Atlantida has to offer, both, within the Cangrejal River Valley as well as the rest of Atlantida. For complete information on tourism in Atlantida, visit www.honduras.travel