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Sightseeing in Honduras - what to see. Complete travel guide

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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Honduras is very popular among fans of ecotourism; they visit the picturesque island Roatan. This islet is attractive for its marvelous nature and beaches with crystal clear water. At certain times of the year, you can observe how small sea bugs are born. There are many interesting excursions around the island, excellent conditions for diving, and also for watching dolphins. On the island there are several original settlements, a walk along which will be interesting for all fans of unusual excursions.
Honduras On this island is the elite resort Little French Key, which is popular among wealthy travelers. Here, among the picturesque exotic thickets, there is a classy hotel with a restaurant and bar, on the territory of which there is a private beach with white sand. For tourists, among the slender palm trees, traditional hammocks are stretched, and in the resort there is an interesting zoo. Gourmets here have an excellent restaurant and a bar located on the water.
The unique historical landmark of Honduras is the Lancetilla Botanical Garden. It was founded in 1926 with the support of the local railway company. This botanical garden occupies the second place in the world in terms of area. In addition to hundreds of rare plants and flowers, visitors can see charming birds; more than 350 species live in the garden. On the territory of the botanical garden there is a very interesting bamboo forest, and a huge orchard. On the territory of the garden flows the river Lancetilla, on the shore of which there are beaches available to tourists.
Honduras Fans of walks in historical places will be interested to visit the archaeological Park of Quirigua. On its territory you can see the preserved fragments of the buildings of the ancient city, which was founded in this area in the 2nd century AD and lasted until the 8th century. As in many other ancient Mayan cities, many unexplained artifacts were discovered here, including fragments of mysterious calendars, as well as sculptures whose true purpose remains a mystery. A few years ago, the mysterious archaeological park was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is well equipped. All the historical artifacts presented in the park are enclosed by special wooden annexes.

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Honduras
♥   National Park 'Agalta' , 47.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Pico Bonito' , 81.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Capiro Calentura' , 81.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Montañade Yoro' , 92.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Port Royal' , 134.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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El Cajon Dam

From the series “The Most Impressive Dams on Earth”
The main function of the dam is the electricity output and flood prevention for a great area. Since the dam building, this region became safe from tragic floods. During the rainy season, the dam keeps huge water volumes. The agricultural line has also improved with the advent of the dam. Earlier during the drought season, the fields suffered from the lack of water. Now they can be irrigated throughout the year. … Read further

Sightseeing in Honduras: things to see

Comayagua town is home to one of the most famous religious buildings in the country. This is Santa Maria Cathedral. The building belongs to one of the best examples of the colonial period architecture. The grand opening of the cathedral took place in 1711. Initially, there were 16 altars in the church, but unfortunately only 4 altars have survived. The altars are the biggest treasure of the cathedral. They are made of wood and decorated with magnificent gliding and carved ornament. The bell tower has a clock that was gifted to the city by Philipp II in order to celebrate the opening of the cathedral. Despite the fact that the clock is nearly a thousand years old, it still works and remains the main symbol of Comayagua. … Open
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