With a Caribbean and Pacific coast the options for both beach and reef exploration are limitless. The Bay Islands on the Caribbean coast provide one of the cheapest places to learn to dive in the world and if diving is not for you then its numerous shallow reefs make an ideal place to snorkel. The three islands that make up this archipelago all offer something completely different.
The Mayan ruins of Copan rival Tikal for the best in Central America. With its intricately designed temples and facades, Copan is the artistic capital of the Mayan world.
The untracked jungles of La Mosquitia to the east of the country has mountain top cloud forests that teem with colourful birds and chattering monkeys and are an undiscovered paradise for those who are a little more adventurous!
When to go
Caribbean coast – January to June
Interior – rain falls throughout the year with the driest months being from November to April