Considerations for some great vacations in Honduras:
If you are planning on visiting and spending some vacations in Honduras, this means that either you have family in Honduras, are an adventurer, or you have read about Honduras and everything it has to offer. All three are valid reasons to plan some great Honduras vacations, and chances are that they will live up to your expectations!
There are many reasons for planning some vacations in Honduras, and I will allow myself to mention a few of those that I consider most outstanding:
Pristine National Parks and Protected Areas make of Honduras a great nature destination. Although eco lodges are not abundant, there are outstanding options that will surprise you and make of your Honduras vacations a great experience. Amongst the different options, you can plan on visiting Pico Bonito National Park in Atlantida, Cerro Azul Meambar near Lake Yojoa, or if you are truly in a serious adventure mode, an expedition into the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, probably the most pristine natural area in the North American Continent!
In addition to the national parks, Honduras has some magnificent cultural heritage: The Mayan Archaeological site at Copan is one of the outstanding World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO in Honduras. In addition, the Garifuna culture, the unique heritage of the ethnic group that was formed by the intermingling of African slaves and native Carib Indians has found its home in Honduras, where over 90% of the Garifunas in the World live. Their language and culture was been declared an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.
Honduras also offers an authentic Caribbean setting at the Bay Islands of Honduras. This small archipelago is actually at the southeastern tip of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system, considered the most bio diverse barrier reef system on planet Earth! The lovely Bay Islands, which include Utila, Roatan and Guanaja offer a unique opportunity to explore some of the best preserved coral reefs in the Caribbean! Does this sound like the perfect setting for some great vacations in Honduras?
One of the most overlooked areas by visitors coming to Honduras is the department of Atlantida. Located on the North Coast (Caribbean coast) of Honduras, Atlantida is the perfect hub for your vacations in Honduras: It gives you direct access to Pico Bonito National Park, which is undoubtedly the grand daddy of all national parks in Honduras. Its easy access to the Bay Islands of Honduras is another plus that has to be taken into consideration. There are many different Garifuna Villages in the close neighborhood of La Ceiba, and soon with the new airport in Copan Ruinas, you will be able to fly directly from La Ceiba to Copan Ruinas, thus making La Ceiba the ideal hub for the perfect vacations in Honduras!
Within La Ceiba, make sure you include the Cangrejal River Valley in your plans for the perfect vacations in La Ceiba. The Cangrejal River offers direct access to Pico Bonito Trails, Pico Bonito Waterfalls and some of the best white water rafting in Central America and the Caribbean. As such, I can state that the perfect vacations in Honduras must include a stay at the Cangrejal River Valley. La Villa de Soledad is a lovely eco lodge on the Cangrejal River, where you will enjoy all the comforts of modern life in a pleasant natural environment with many different nature and adventure activities nearby. Come relax in nature and enjoy the perfect vacations in Honduras at La Villa de Soledad.