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Southern Honduras Travel Guide

Plan Your Southern Honduras Vacation

Even old Honduran hands scratch their heads when someone mentions the country's southern region. (The remote Mosquitía in the northeast part of the country manages to attract more international visitors than southern Honduras does.) But it's really no effort at all if you're already in Tegucigalpa, and you'll be repaid warmly by what you find in this least-traveled part of Honduras.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Bask in the colonial past The town of Yuscarán might not have a must-see sightseeing list with items for you to check off, but few Honduran towns have preserved their colonial heritage as lovingly as this oasis tucked away in the hills.
  2. Enjoy a good cigar Not that we would ever advocate smoking, but if you're already a connoisseur of fine cigars, the colonial town of Danlí is your place to buy a quality Honduran product and learn how the tobacco is grown, harvested, cured, and rolled. The climate is nearly perfect for the fine art of cigar making.
  3. Find a secluded beach. Beach and privacy long ago became a contradiction in terms on much of Honduras's Caribbean coast, but on Isla del Tigre, just off the Pacific coast, they're practically synonyms.
  4. Pay homage to "El Sabio." Arguably Honduras's most revered figure, independence hero José Cecilio del Valle ("the Wise One") was born in Choluteca. A visit to his home gives you insight into the history of this sometimes-complicated country.

When To Go

When to Go

Southern Honduras, especially its Pacific coast, sees a slightly shorter wet season than the rest of the country, with the rains arriving in June ...

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