Honduras, so often hurried through or avoided entirely due to its dangerous image, is actually a vibrant and fascinating place with an enormous amount to offer intrepid travelers. After a decade in which the country spiraled into a whirlwind of terrible violence, Honduras has very definitely begun the journey back from the abyss, and while the challenges ahead are still significant, things haven’t looked this positive for years.
Attractions include the Mayan ruins of Copán, the pristine diving of the Bay Islands and the majestic scenery of over a dozen national parks. Need another reason to come here? It’s also one of the cheapest countries in the region, and you’ll be able to do activities for a fraction of the price you’ll pay in its neighbors. It’s important to take care in the cities, but other than that, Honduras is back open for business and just waiting to be discovered.