On September 15, 1821, Spain granted independence to Honduras, along with the rest of the Central American provinces. Today, it is still celebrated passionately! It is marked by 3 days of celebration and parades. Schools and colleges close and the children participate enthusiastically in music and dancing. Everyone comes out to watch the parades!
¨ … where Columbus cast his eyes starboard and spotted the lush tropical shores near Trujillo; where the Maya built a monumental citadel at Copan Ruinas that flourished for some five centuries; where laid-back Afro-Caribbean vibes permeate life on the north coast and the reef-rich Bay islands; and where cobblestone colonial mountain towns flourish below misty mountaintops…. you can jungle-hop through the intriguing and wild Mosquito Coast, bathe in the crystalline waters of tranquil Utila and Roatan, bird-watch until your eyes bulge out in verdant cloud forests and wander forgotten colonial capitals like Gracias and Comayagua. Go on. Honduras is waiting. ¨
Lonely Planet, 7th Edition, 2010
Honduras is full of adventure…from hiking to zip lining, shopping to dining…it has it all! Here are a few pics of places I´ve been so far. Many of them I visited while bussing around Honduras by myself. I met many great travellers and locals!