Honduras is a beautiful country in Central America, with a Latin American/Caribbean feel that is unique to the region. The population that contributes to that feel is a mix of indigenous, mestizo, and Garifuna (Afro-Caribbean) people that mix their traditions to create a colorful culture. It is bordered by Guatemala to the north, El Salvador to the west, and Nicaragua to the south. Its borders are defined by waters. Beautiful mountains are the defining feature of inland Honduras. They make up over 80% of the country’s land area. The western mountains are breathtaking, the highest peaks reaching to nearly 9,000 feet.
Honduras is a beautiful place to visit as an eco-tourism destination. The country is sparsely populated, and so the vast tracts of wilderness contribute to its amazing biodiversity. Honduras has the most extensive enclaves of cloud forests and primary forests in Central America. A cruise to Honduras will land in a country that, in addition to a rich culture, has some of the richest wildlife in Central America. Honduras has an extensive network of reserves, national parks, and biospheres that protect rare and beautiful species across the country. Fabled beaches and coasts, the eclectic Mayan ruins and the enigmatic wildlife greet you in Honduras, a popular tourist magnet in Central America.