Official Name:Capital: Tegucigalpa
Capital:PopulationÂ 9 million
Population: Area 112,492 sq km 43,433 sq miles
Area: Major languages: Spanish, indigenous languages, English
Major Languages: Major religionÂ Christianity
Major Religions: Life expectancyÂ 71 years men, 76 years women
Life expectancy: CurrencyÂ lempira
Currency: Republic o
The CopÃ¡n ruins are an ancient Maya site discovered in 1570 by Diego GarcÃa de Palacio.
O World Heritage Site, this area was deeply important as a political, civil, and religious center of the Copan Valley. The city was occupied by Maya for around 2,000 years, and it was abandoned in the 10th century. The site wasn€™t excavated until the 19th century, and now you can wander through the vast area and learn about the history of the ancient civilization. Visit the site to explore the Maya citadel, where you€™ll see portrait-style stone monuments called stelae, overlapping step-pyramids, and many ruined buildings.Copan Ruins © Christopher William Adach/ Pico Bonito National Park
Pico Bonito National Park is located in the Nobre de Dios mountain range, bordered in by Dole pineapple plantations, cattle farms, and the Rio Santiago and Cangrejal rivers. Inside the park is a mountain peak that reaches up to 2,435 meters above sea level, and the park€™s plant and wildlife vary from the tropical forests in the valleys to the high-elevation cloud forests on the peaks. A popular destination within the park is The Lodge at Pico Bonito, a privately owned eco-lodge that is surrounded by lush wildlife and forestry and offers tours and other outdoor adventures like kayaking or whitewater rafting. Pico Bonito is regarded as one of the best parks for outdoor activities in Honduras.Pico-Bonito © Denis Fournier/
When is the best time to visit Honduras? Travel to Honduras is possible year round, but the dry season between December and April is generally considered thebest time to go. May and November bring hotter, more humid conditions and afternoon downpours, while the later months of the year carry the threat of hurricanes.