Honduras means in Spanish approximately depths. The depths of the Caribbean Sea and of Pacific Ocean near the Honduras shores are not so amazing big, but Columbus, when discovered America, said something about the depths in the area, and the name remained.
A few hundreds years Honduras was a Spanish colony. The Spaniards were specially interested in silver, and brought even black slaves to work in the mines. Even today, you can find in Honduras silver craftsmanships at very good prices on the local markets and festivals.
Another thing to buy from Honduras is the leather items. Very nice, very special, bargain prices. Besides, in Honduras there is a difficult, but not impossible to explain phenomena, which you can see live if you are lucky enough: La Lluvia de Pesces del districto Yoro. It means the rain of fishes from Yoro District, which is really a miracle. Yoro district is not on the shore, making an explanation of this phenomena even more difficult. You shall see the Rain of Fishes with your own eyes, otherwise you could say I am joking.
Avoid in Honduras the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa. It is dangerous, and has much less visitors than any other capital from Central America. It is not on the coast, it has no special interesting things to do and to see, with only a few exceptions. Nevertheless, is not advisable to visit Tegucigalpa.
But Honduras has to offer much more attractive sides, e.g. The Bay Islands from the Caribbean Sea. Here snorkeling and diving are a must, and one of the most beautiful island is Roatan. Roatan is a major vacation target for the gringos from North America.
In the city of Copan there are some magnificent Maya ruins with excellent sculpture. Here you can find also some wonderful colonial buildings, and interesting traditions, as the Dust Carpets from Eastern.
Honduras is not a very big country (110 000 sq km and 7 000 000 inhabitants). Its neighbors are Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Salvador. You can make a country tour from one shore to another, visiting its most interesting places (rain forests and the related safaris, mountain climbing, and city getaways in Copan and San Pedro de Sula ). The people of Honduras are mostly friendly, despite the violence and widespread poverty ( 70 % of the country population lives with less than 5 $ daily) and can appreciate a polite behavior.
So, dear friend and travelers, discover Honduras!
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