Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Tegucigalpa

Museo para la Identidad Nacional

If you hit only one sight in Tegus, head here. The capital's finest museum is housed in an expertly renovated 19th-century edifice, the former Palace of Ministries. It provides a superb, comprehensive overview of th…
Top Choice Aquarium in Utila

Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center

This excellent place dedicated to whale shark research has numerous displays about the sharks' biology. The real reason to visit, however, is to join one of the regular snorkeling trips (L1000, 7:30am to noon) and t…
Top Choice Fort in Trujillo

Fortaleza Santa Bárbara de Trujillo

High above the waves, gazing over the Caribbean toward the European motherland, this 17th-century Spanish fortress could not have a more evocative position. Though its ruined remains are not that impressive visually…
Archaeological Site in Copán Ruinas

Copán Archaeological Site Ruins

One of the most important of all Maya civilizations lived, prospered, then mysteriously crumbled around the Copán archaeological site, a Unesco World Heritage Site. During the Classic period (AD 250–900), the city a…
National Park in Around Tegucigalpa

Parque Nacional La Tigra

A short distance northeast of the capital, Parque Nacional La Tigra covers 238 sq km of rugged forest, with cloud forest and dry pine forest, numerous rivers and waterfalls and a large and varied (but exceedingly sh…
Zoo in Copán Ruinas

Macaw Mountain Bird Park

Around 2.5km outside Copán Ruinas is an extensive private reserve aimed at saving Central American macaws. There are plenty of them here, along with toucans, motmots, parrots, kingfishers and orioles, all flying aro…
Museum in Copán Site

Museo de Escultura

Copán is unique in the Maya world for its sculpture and some of the finest examples are on display at this impressive museum, which is fully signed in English. Entering the museum is an experience in itself: you go …
Archaeological Site in Copán Site

Túnel Rosalila & Túnel de los Jaguares

In 1999, archaeologists opened up two tunnels that allow visitors to get a glimpse of pre-existing structures below the visible surface structures. The first, Rosalila, is very short and takes only a few visitors at…
Church in Comayagua

Cathedral

Comayagua's impressive cathedral is the largest colonial-era place of worship in Honduras. Built between 1685 and 1715, it's adorned with intricate wooden carvings and gold-plated altars. The cathedral's most intere…
Gallery in Copán Ruinas

Memorias Frágiles

This fascinating photo exhibition was a gift from Boston's Peabody Museum; it features a collection of rare photos detailing the first archaeological expeditions to Copán at the turn of the 20th century. Many of the…