Honduras, located in Central America was formerly known as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which today is known as Belize.
A diverse destination with something to offer everyone, including the off lying Bay Islands, a magical destination for divers and snorkelers allowing to get close up to the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, to the wonderful Mayan site at Copan. Copan exhibits some of the very finest surviving art of ancient Mesoamerica set in the midst of the lush rainforest.
The largest remaining tract of natural forest in Honduras, the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve encompasses over 525,000 hectares (over 2,000 square miles) and was the first World Heritage Site to be designated as such in Central America. The Reserve encompasses coastal wetlands and humid tropical forests and is home to a myriad of species, including jaguar, monkey, and manatee as well as over 300 bird species, including the elusive Harpy Eagle.
Honduras, an off the beaten track destination is perhaps the least visited but most diverse country in the whole of Central America.