Posts by John James Dupuis

Lagoons and Wetlands in Atlantida

Many of these lagoons and wetlands in Atlantida are actually part of the Honduras National Park system, and are therefore easily accessible and have a variety of different tourism services and infrastructure available for their enjoyment! Starting from the Western end of Atlantida, these are the most outstanding lagoons and wetlands that you can visit:

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Mountains and Forests in Atlantida

Mountains and forests in Atlantida are a very common occurrence! The highest coastal peak in the Atlantic coast of North America is to be found precisely in Atlantida: Pico Bonito. This peak is home to some of the densest tropical forests in Central America. Atlantida, which has three protected areas within the Nombre de Dios Mountain Range, is truly is …

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La Ceiba Carnival and other events

La Ceiba’s warm, friendly atmosphere, its proximity to the Caribbean Sea, and a happy go lucky attitude that its inhabitants have adopted, makes of it the perfect place for fun! Although the Carnival in La Ceiba is world famous, there are actually many other dates that are worth keeping in mind when planning your visit to La Ceiba. Following is …

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Reefs and Cays

Atlantida is on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras, and as such offers a variety of reefs and Cays. Without doubt, the most famous diving destination in Atlantida is Cayos Cochinos, also known as the Hog Cays, a small archipelago that consists of two small islands and 13 tiny cays. Cayos Cochinos is a protected area, and as such, there are …

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Atlantida’s Banana Republic Heritage

Atlantida’s Banana Republic Heritage is evident throughout the destination. In line with these land concessions, the National Congress of Honduras created the department of Atlantida in 1902, paving the road for development and facilitating the growth of the Banana Companies. Within Atlantida, these land concessions were made to the Tela Railroad Company and to the Vacaro Brothers Company. The first …

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Rivers in Atlantida

As a general rule, rivers in Atlantida are relatively short. This is because they flow down the steep slopes of the Nombre de Dios Mountains towards the Caribbean Sea. As a result of this, they are usually steep, fast and short rivers. This means that they do not have enough time to merge with other creeks to create a bigger …

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Diving in Atlantida

Diving in Atlantida will certainly not disappoint you! Some of the best kept coral reefs in the Caribbean are located in Atlantida! Best of all, there are professional dive operations within Tela that you provide unique diving opportunities, as well as the chance to get your scuba diving certification for future diving experiences. According to the “Healthy Reef Initiative” an …

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Bird Watching in Atlantida

Birding, or bird watching in Atlantida is certainly one of the activities that is on the rise. Central America has carved itself a niche in this specialty tourism activity, and Atlantida in not only on board, it offers some of the best birding in Central America. The fact that Atlantida has a total of 7 protected areas within its territory! …

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