Honduras is a democratic constitutional republic in the Central America. The country borders with Nicaragua on south, with Salvador on south-west and with Guatemala on west. It is also washed by Caribbean Sea and waters of the Pacific Ocean. The population of the country estimates just 7.4 million of people. The ethnic composition is quite homogenous as almost 90% of total inhabitants estimate mongrel. The territory of Honduras is mainly a wide tableland that is crossed by two thousand meters long mountains from east to west. The climate of the country is tropical with slight fluctuations of temperature during a year. However, during some periods of the year there is a risk of disastrous tropical hurricanes. Because of this fact the best time to visit the Caribbean region is from February to April.
In terms of industrial development Honduras is behind many countries of America, however in terms of culture this place is well-known due to its rich traditions and ancient art got yet from Mayan tribes. You can find references to those ancient times in many buildings, houses, and sights of the colonial architecture represented in Renaissance and Baroque styles.
Copan Ruins are one of the most famous sights of Honduras. This is a ceremonial center of ancient Mayan Empire that still keeps temples and stone stele with mysterious carvings. Music and art are very popular in the country, so in Comayagua city is opened a school of fine arts that is fully sponsored by the government. Many famous painters have finished this school. Among them are Carlos Garay, Arturo Lopez Rodenso, and Antonio Velasquez.