Surrounded by pristine Caribbean coastline and Pico Bonito National Park, it’s no wonder the city of La Ceiba is considered the ecotourism capital of Honduras. Travelers to this northern coast destination discover outdoor adventures for every interest, including what many consider to be Central America’s best whitewater rafting on the Río Cangrejal. Cuero y Salado, one of Honduras’ most popular nature refuges, allows up-close views of native wildlife and unspoiled landscape. Visitors can also trace the town’s historic beginnings during the banana industry boom of the late 1800s. Just off the coast of La Ceiba, the Cayos Cochinos marine reserve features spectacular snorkeling and tranquil island beaches.
La Moskitia Ecoaventuras: lamoskitia.hn
Lodge at Pico Bonito: picobonito.com
Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge: fucsa.org
Cayos Cochinos: cayoscochinos.com/
La Ceiba Chamber of Tourism: la-ceiba.info
(This video was filmed in July and August 2009, in conjunction with the Honduras Institute of Tourism. Underwater footage courtesy of Strange Media.)