A 2009 constitutional crisis was resolved peacefully but Honduras still possesses the world's highest murder rate outside of war zones. Murder is dominated by gangs but is nevertheless a part of daily life for most people and caution is required. It has a long Caribbean coast with plenty of small towns and great beaches. Its highland region has some fantastic protected rainforests such as Cususco National Park.

The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve is the largest rainforest in Central America. Copan in the western highlands has many fantastic Mayan ruins. Comayagua is a picturesque colonial-era town while the Bay Islands offer superb diving and snorkelling in the Caribbean.


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Why you should go:

You have the Central America bug.

Why you shouldn't:

That murder rate concerns you.

Map of Honduras