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…
Museum in Copán Ruinas

Casa K’inich

Casa K’inich includes an interactive re-creation of the ancient football game practiced by the Copán residents more than a millennia ago. Displays are in three languages: English, Spanish and Ch’orti’. Kids might ge…
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…
Wildlife Reserve in French Harbour

Arch’s Iguana Farm

The impressive Arch’s Iguana Farm in French Cay is just outside of town. Less a farm than the house of a serious iguana lover, it has iguanas pretty much everywhere you look – on the driveway, in the trees, under bu…
Gardens in Sandy Bay

Carambola Botanical Gardens

These wonderful botanical gardens have well-maintained trails through 40 acres of protected forest, extending up a hillside known as Carambola Mountain. It’s about 1km to the summit, where you can see all the way to…
Plaza in La Ceiba

Parque Swinford

Parque Swinford is a lush, tropical botanical oasis in the heart of La Ceiba, complete with a restored train carriage from the area’s railway heyday.
National Park in Western Honduras

Parque Nacional Cusuco

Just 45km from San Pedro Sula, but remarkably difficult to access, Parque Nacional Cusuco is a cloud forest nestled in the impressive Merendón mountain range. The park has abundant wildlife, including parrots, touca…
Wildlife Reserve in Utila

Iguana Research & Breeding Station

Up the hill from the town center, this great place studies and protects the highly endangered Utila iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri), which is known locally as 'the swamper.' Visitors get to see plenty of these fascinatin…
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…