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Western Honduras Travel Guide

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Plan Your Western Honduras Vacation

Western Honduras marries its indigenous and colonial heritages like nowhere else in the country. Small communities tucked into the green mountains of the Highlands maintain their old religious, cultural, artistic, and medicinal traditions. As you explore, you'll find yourself whisked back to another era.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Ponder the mysteries of the Maya Other Mayan ruins in Mesoamerica are bigger and taller, but none can top Copán for intricate artwork and few ruins complexes are as accessible as this one is.
  2. Explore Honduras's colonial past Spanish conquistadors made history in this region of Honduras, and the small colonial communities of Comayagua, Santa Rosa de Copán, Copán Ruinas, and Gracias evoke a distant past that much of the rest of the country has forgotten.
  3. Bird to your heart's content The Lago de Yojoa, in the center of the country, is Honduras's bird-watching venue par excellence, with your choice of almost 400 species to add to your life list.
  4. Stay at a charming inn You'll find the whole gamut of accommodation here in Western Honduras, but it's the colonial inns in Copán Ruinas, Comayagua, and Gracias that provide a distinctive lodging experience and transport you back to pre-independence Honduras.

When To Go

When to Go

San Pedro Sula, sitting in the lowlands, is often sweltering, but temperatures become more bearable as you gain altitude. Copán Ruinas is a bit cool...

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