Utila, Bay Islands, a natural paradise, a magnet for divers and an underwater scene for the largest coral reef in America, a reserve with mangroves, wetlands and tropical savannas, an international school, a whale shark meeting point, a research station and the Home of the swamper, an island endemic iguana. It is one of the safest and cheapest places in the world to get PADI diving licenses of all levels. That's why thousands of people come from everywhere to train in the luxury yard of their diving schools: the Mesoamerican Reef.
Guanaja, Bay Islands, tranquility, marine and submarine beauty, adventure and pirate ships are five of the ingredients of this "Island of the pines" that you will stay in the palate like the ceviche, the lobster or the cover of coconut that you take while the Caribbean olea to about Meters. Its coast, hiding of Spanish and English pirates and planted of shipwrecks, offers you adventure. And the way in which Guanaja integrates into the 700-km coral reef of the Mesoamerican Reef, fires a different spot for expert divers or beginners, to little or deep depth. Here snorkeling or snorkeling immersed in colors and surrounded by hundreds of species of fish and perhaps dolphins.
Cayos Cochinos, Bay Islands, is an archipelago formed by two small Islands wrapped by the Caribbean Sea, are one of those places able to explain the word paradise. Its natural wealth offers beaches and underwater life, and pleasurable experiences lived with 360º turquoise blue ocean on the horizon. The Cayos Cochinos are located 12 km to the northwest of La Ceiba. Its coral reefs are part of the second largest reef in the world, and are ideal for snorkeling between species of the most vivid colors. And its crystalline and warm waters, soaked in the Caribbean and with white sand, are a vital invitation, closer than you can imagine.
Amapala, Valle, if you take a panga at the Coyolito jetty, you will arrive in 15 minutes to the only Central American island that has been capital (for the assumption of Marco Aurelio Soto in 1876), fortress of the pirate Drake in the sixteenth century and the main Honduran port of the Pacific Until the early nineteenth century. Amapala welcomes you with a reconstructed pier and part of the historic center restored by Andalusian cooperators. You can take a full tour of a street that also takes you to its communities and beaches or reach the top of the hill in about 3 hours. And at the end of the day, the sunsets in the Gulf are an embarrassment for the senses that marvels with the same intensity of their reds and oranges, relieving the blue ones worn by the day, as they sink into the sea to emerge the night. No matter how many times you've seen it, the sunset from Amapala and in it, from Playa Grande, is one of those memories that you want to refresh live.
Birds Island, Valle, a famous islet that is home to thousands of birds, especially visited by lovers of bird watching. It has diverse species of mangrove birds like being; White garzon, storks, loquillas and even pink spatulas. The best time to enjoy watching these birds is at sunset when clouds of birds return to this little piece of land to sleep. A unique experience that can not be missed.