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Diving

Honduras Diving on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which is continuous from Cancun on the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula through the Riviera Maya up to Honduras, making it the second largest coral reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, popular for scuba diving and snorkeling. Charles Darwin described it as "the most remarkable reef in the West Indies" in 1842. The least expensive place in the hemisphere to obtain basic open water dive certification.

 

Copan

Copan Maya ruins , a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The hieroglyphic stairway in Copan is the largest in the Mayan World. Copan an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in western Honduras, close to Guatemala. It was the capital of a major classic period kingdom from 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples.

 

Honduras Parks

112 areas...

 

Jungle Acitivities

River Rafting Kayaking Hiking horseback riding in the midst of exuberant tropical nature...

 

Cloud Forest

The most protected cloud forest in the world. There are 35 reserves representing ten percent of the world's protected cloud forests.

 

Rio Platano Reserve - Biosphere Reserve - Reserva de la Biosfera

The Rio Platano Reserve of Man Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rio Platanos isolation did not protect the reserve, the damage caused to its main components has been severe. We can observe an alarming human penetration in its zone nucleus, which already has caused considerable deterioration of its resources, until approximately 35 km within this zone.

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Mosquito Coast - Moskitia

Moskitia is a mysterious region, of land where the rivers are roads and you travel around in dugout canoes called pipantes. La Moskitia, encompasses the largest rainforest region in Central America.

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Shining Skulls of Talgua

Harvest of skulls and bones a 3,000-year-old ossuary in northeastern Honduras yields ritual burials. In a cave on the eastern bank of the Talgua River, four miles from Catacamas in the Olancho Valley of northeastern Honduras. Shortly after the discovery a formal investigation of the cave for the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia. So far it has been determined that the bones were probably placed there 3,000 years ago, along with offerings of jade, marble, and ceramics, by the inhabitants of a nearby village. The excellent preservation of many of the bones, and the fact that they are contemporary with the earliest known cultural development in Honduras, make this site particularly important, if not unique. The cave, through which runs a small tributary of the Talgua River, had been explored by local inhabitants for decades and mapped by American speleologist Larry Cohen in the early 1980s.

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Whale Sharks

Honduras waters have the best year-round whale shark sightings.

 

Botaniclal

7,00 Plant species...

 

Other pages of interest: What is Honduras - What are Honduran People Called

 

 

 

In Islamic tradition,
"Adam and Eve covered their shame with banana leaves rather than fig leaves:
the forbidden fruit itself is seen as a banana rather than an apple.
The biggest consumers of bananas in Europe are the Germans.
The largest exporter of bananas in Europe is Ireland."
Mitch Hedberg

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