Posted on June 30th, 2009 No comments
Honduras, as with its neighbours in the Mesoamerican region, is renowned for its biological diversity. Not only is it home to the lowland rainforest of Rio Plantano Biosphere Reserve, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site and is sometimes referred to as ‘The Last Lungs of Central America,’ Honduras also houses thousands of plant species, about 250 reptiles and amphibians, about 700 species of bird and about 110 species of mammal. Unquestionably the ideal tour destination for naturalists, Honduras and its considerable biodiversity does beg the question of how many more types of animal and plant remain undiscovered and hidden in the unexplored expanses?
Aside from its fascinating array of natural phenomena, Honduras also offers a range of wondrous man-made spectacles; the Mayan ruins in the jungle, the Colonial churches and monuments littered about the villages, the spectacular Spanish fortress of San Fernando de Omoa and the huge and majestic Basilica de Suyapa near Tegucigalpa.