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Credit: Pam Johnson

Unless you are a diver or a snorkeler, Honduras is likely not on your radar as an adventure destination. Flanked by Guatemala, Nicaragua and lesser-known San Salvador in Central America, Honduras borders on the Caribbean Sea.


As a top cruise destination, the Islands of Roatan and Utila are world-famous for their diving but mostly, Honduras remains an enigma. The Banana Coast, along the North East coast of the mainland is a region mainly "off the grid." It's a place of pure beauty with terrain dominated by lush mountains, banana plantations, gushing rivers and miles of unspoiled beaches. A virtual unknown, it's the ideal backdrop for new adventures.

Banana Coast Tours, a Canadian owned and run company with deep roots in the area, is in Honduras and ready to help you. They can create custom or privately guided tours and answer questions you might have about logistics for the region. The company is based out of Trujillo (pronounced Tru-he-yo), the capital city of the Colón region, which sits on a hill overlooking the deep water Bay of Trujillo. It's an area steeped in culture and history. Christopher Columbus landed here on his final voyage to America in 1502.

But what do you do there? Flip to page 2 to find out:


Hang Gliding


Found in the Calentura National Park, Cerro Celentura rises to more than 1,200 metres. It receives a continuous strong draft up one of the gorges that will set you soaring over the lush rainforest.

Kiteboarding & Windsurfing


Kiteboarders and windsurfers have discovered the Bay. Annual pilgrimages occur each spring due to reliable trade winds that blow across the 21-km wide Bay providing consistent afternoon swells in the warm Caribbean waters.

Hiking


Hiking opportunities and new discoveries await in the 2,133-metre mountain range. Still in its infancy, most hiking takes place in virgin or first cut rainforest rising into the clouds, with breathtaking views of Trujillo Bay. Experience wild orchids, monkey troops, macaws, toucans, iguanas and boas as well as numerous waterfalls and natural swimming holes. Mayans have been confirmed as far back as 1200 BC in some of the caves found here.

Snorkeling


In the mornings when the Bay is at it's calmest, snorkeling is the order of the day. Cayo Blanco and the Banco de Estrellas Marinas (Sea Star Bank) offer up a healthy and stunning coral reef that teems with colourful fish, starfish, crab and turtles.

For more adventures and information contact: info@bananacoasttours.net; +(504) 9519-7725 

Post by Pam Johnson — mzzoomer.wordpress.com
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