If you are concerned about enjoying nature destinations, but going along with today's environmentally aware times, then the perfect combination is in Honduras. There are more than 15 national parks, housing nearly 700 bird species, making Honduras a truly Central American sample of its abundant wildlife and flora.
After entering via San Pedro Sula, the main touristic gateway in the country, with direct flights from most important US gateways, the primary rain forest starts one hour up north in the city of Tela. You will find cloud forests, rain forests, idyllic secluded beaches within the premises of national parks, mangrove jungles with plenty of wildlife. Manatees, trogons, parrots, macaws, crocodiles, jaguars, white faced, spider and howler monkeys are just a few of the creatures you will most probably encounter here.
Along the Caribbean Coast, lies an extensive area of protected parks where you will find lush forests and mangrove jungles. They can be found along Northern Honduras for as long as 400 square miles, Trees forming this habitat are found either on humid tropical forests and as part of coastal plains with lagoons and flooded grasslands.
They majestically dominate the tropical landscape, allowing many species of fish to take shelter in the lagoons it forms. A good sample is Los Micos Lagoon, part of Jeannette Kawas National Park. Visitors that are patient enough might spot a hosting of wading birds in the waterways along this region. Green backed and boat-billed herons, snowy egrets and wood storks share the mangroves with the ducks, king-fishers and parrots.
Suddenly a loud noise will coming down from several places over tho trees will dominate the ambiance, those are the black mantled howler monkeys, stating their dominance in the territory over spider and white faced monkeys.
This area will proof indeed to you why this impressive biological richness of Honduras is consider a great tourist destination, and an ideal combination for your vacation.