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Honduras' Caribbean Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your Honduras' Caribbean Coast Vacation

The northern coast of Honduras is a world away from the country's interior. Chaotic urban grids give way to mellow coastal towns. Steep green mountains slope sharply into verdant jungle canopies and salty turquoise waters. National parks and reserves ring vibrant beachfront promenades and port cities with sandy streets and brightly painted buildings. The residents are just as diverse,

with cultures and languages that offer a unique panorama of Honduran history.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Discover Garífuna Culture. The coastal villages of African descendants are full of cultural surprises. High-energy music and dancing ring out in the evenings, and tropical dishes of seafood, coconut, and cassava fill your table.
  2. Rafting in the Jungle. La Ceiba's Cangrejal River is one of Central America's best for white-water rafting. Top-notch tour operators offer exhilarating rides between and over massive boulders, through low-hanging clouds, and past walls of endless green.
  3. Explore the Wildlife. Botanical gardens, hot springs, mangroves, and tropical forests across the coast afford one-of-a-kind encounters with howler monkeys, crocodiles, thousands of bird species, and brilliant blossoms and fruit trees. Take a kayak tour or a hike, or glide through it all on a canopy line.

When To Go

When to Go

The northern coast is hot and humid year-round. The rainy season here runs from October through January (compared to May to November in the interio...

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