Best of the North Coast
La Feria de San Isidro: Party-lovers won’t want to miss La Ceiba’s annual festival of music and dance, the most famous revelry in the country.
Río Cangrejal: For a dose of tropical adrenaline, go for a day of white-water rafting down this jungle-clad river right behind La Ceiba, or find a quiet trail or peaceful cabin with one of the area’s community tourism projects.
Parque Nacional Pico Bonito: The emerald-green, diamond-shaped mountain behind La Ceiba has the densest primary tropical jungle outside of the Mosquitia.
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Cuero y Salado: At this coastal wetland, a network of waterways through dense mangroves, the quiet is broken only by the chatter of monkeys or squawk of a parrot.
Tornabé: Of the many laid-back Garífuna villages lining the north coast, Tornabé is one of the friendliest to visit, with plenty of beach and a few places to eat seafood.
Jardín Botánico Lancetilla: The tropical garden here is a birder’s paradise, one of the best places in the country to spot hundreds of species in a small area.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition