The highest peaks in Honduras are the Cerro de las Minas or Celaque in Western Honduras. Santa Barbara in Central Honduras is the second highest peak. Pico Bonito in the Caribbean Coast is also in the top 5. You can plan a hike to the top of any of these peaks, but you will not be able to do it one day.
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Let’s face it, most travelers visiting Central America are looking for adventure or nature experiences. Many are looking for both. Honduras is no exception and offers many different alternatives. Without doubt the top adventure and nature hotspot in Honduras is the Cangrejal River Valley.
There are three Nombre de Dios National Park Trails. One of them is at the Cangrejal River Valley; the other is on the mountains directly behind Sambo Creek. Both are different from each other, and offer a completely different view of the park. A third trail is within the Cacao Lagoon.
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I am fortunate enough to live in the most beautiful area in Central America: The Cangrejal River Valley. My home and business is a lovely eco-lodge bed and breakfast called La Villa de Soledad. Following are 6 good reasons why Pico Bonito National my favorite national park in Honduras.
This month, I took a trip to Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge with some guests. The Refuge is about 30 km. West of La Ceiba, following the CA13 highway in direction of San Pedro Sula. Cuero y Salado is a marine estuary, formed by the Cuero and Salado Rivers.
High in the mountains surrounding Celaque National Park, nestled in small valley lies the town of Belen Gualcho. Belen Gualcho is accessible from Santa Rosa de Copan.
Yes, there really is a Honduras Bird Man. I met him about 20 years ago in Roatan. Back then, he was also a fish man.
The Mosquito Coast is shared by Honduras and Nicaragua. It is home to a large tract of tropical jungles in Cetnral America. It is actually like a “Little Amazon”.
Few travelers even think of Central America when planning a trip to the Caribbean, but the fact is that Central America does have an extensive Caribbean shoreline.
One interesting fact about La Ceiba is that by 1913, La Ceiba was the headquarters of the first and only commercial bank in Honduras at that time! Banco Atlantida.