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Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.
Sir Francis Bacon


  • General Facts 

    • Population: 8,282,390 people
    • Capital: Tegucigalpa; 1,120,000 people
    • Area: 43,433 square miles
    • Language: Spanish
    • Religion: Roman Catholic
    • Currency: Lempira
    • Life Expectancy: 74 years old
    • GDP per Capita: U$D $4,785 per year
    • Literacy Rate: 84 percent

    Other Fun Facts:

    • The Bay Islands sit on the second largest coral reef in the world.
    • Copan Mayan Ruins are considered the most important ruins for the fully intact hieroglyphs.
    •  The five stars on the Honduras flag represent the five countries of Central America, with Honduras as the center star because of its central location.
    • There is an annual phenomena in Yoro of fish falling from the sky, a.k.a. "rain of fishes" or "Lluvia de peces," which happens between May and July.
    • There are no active volcanoes in Honduras, and there is only one natural lake: Lake Yojoa.
    • With the amount of Bay Island coral reefs, Honduras is the second country in the world with more coral reefs after Australia. And they are spectacular!
    • People have inhabited the Mosquito Coast of Honduras for at least 3,000 years
    • In 2017 Roatan, Honduras is 15th best place to visit in the world and has the 20th most beautiful beach in the world according to TripAdvisor.

    Our Suggestions

    • Roatan and Utila in the Bay Islands have some of the best scuba diving in the world!  We prefer Roatan's diverse coral topography and on shore landscape. 
    • Favorite Dive sites in Roatan:  Blue Channel, Hole In the Wall, Mandy's Eel Garden, Mary's Place, The Odyssey Wreck, and West End Wall.
    • Pico Bonito near La Ceiba is a gem!  Cooler temperatures, mountains and jungle, hardly any bugs, and class 4 and 5 river rafting rapids!  Check out Omega, they are great in every way!
    • Copan Ruins are an interesting site, however not the favorite of Mayan Ruins in Central America. 
    • Try a Baleada.  It's like a flatbread taco/burrito... they are amazing and cheap. Only get one unless you have a huge appetite. 
    • Make it to Creole's Rotisserie Chicken in West End, Roatan and "Hole in the Wall" restaurant near Jonesville, Roatan.   Two not to miss restaurants.  Amazing food and atmosphere!

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