Honduras is the quiet child of Central America, blessed with abundant natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and a diverse mix of indigenous and Spanish influences. The country is home to many travel highlights, most of which are lesser known to those beyond its borders.

One of the top attractions in Honduras is the ancient Maya city of Copan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its impressive archaeological ruins and intricate stone carvings. For nature enthusiasts, Honduras boasts an abundance of flora and fauna, including the stunning Pico Bonito National Park, the turquoise waters of the Bay Islands, and the lush tropical rainforests of La Mosquitia.

Travellers can also immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture of Honduras by exploring colourful colonial towns like Comayagua and Gracias, or by experiencing traditional Garifuna music and dance performances.

With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture, Honduras is a destination that is sure to captivate travellers who are willing to look past some of the country’s social and political troubles.

Top Recommendations

  • The extraordinary and intricate temples of Copan Ruinas
  • Spot or swim with whale sharks trolling the Caribbean coast from May to September
  • The dozy cloud forest hamlet of Gracias
  • Relax on the beaches, or scuba dive the rich waters around Bay Islands, Roatan and Utila
  • Spot some of the 400 bird species that teem Lago de Yojoa
  • Glide down the jungle rivers, in search of wildlife along the banks of La Mosquitia

When to Visit

The best time to visit Honduras is between November and April when the weather is dry and temperatures are warm and pleasant. The rainy season runs from May to November when visitors can expect high humidity, downpours, and occasional hurricanes or tropical storms, particularly on the Caribbean coast.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Tegucigalpa.