Protected Areas

Birding in the Cangrejal River Area

The Cangrejal River is located between two national parks. Nombre de Dios and Pico Bonito National Parks. These Parks provide fantastic bird watching opportunities. Best of all, there are several outstanding lodges that are ideal for birdwatchers. The best area for birding in the Cangrejal River area is between Villas Pico Bonito and Omega Tours lodge.  However, there is also …

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Visiting Cuero y Salado

Today I am off to the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge! This is one of the oldest protected areas in Honduras. It is also the site where the Vacaro Brothers Company began operations in mainland Honduras. The area is an estuary formed by the Cuero y Salado rivers. Most of this wildlife refuge is quite inaccessible. The main entrance to …

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Handicrafts from the Cangrejal River Valley

Let’s face it: We all love to buy souvenirs and handicrafts when we travel! Sometimes they are meant to be a gift for a loved one who is back home. Other times is something that we absolutely loved and want to take it home to remind us of a memorable trip. One thing is for sure: we usually buy them …

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Canyoneering in Atlantida

I don´t know about you… But when I see videos of extreme adventures, I am always up for them. This happens when I see skydiving, rappelling and mountaineering videos. But then I remember that I am not really fit enough for all these extreme activities. Fortunately, not all these activities require much more that an average physical condition. At least …

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A Unique Train Ride in Atlantida!

In the past, railroads where the reliable form of transportation along the north coast of Honduras. They were the backbone of the economy and developed the Caribbean Coast in Honduras. Cities like San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba grew and become economically active thanks to the railroads. Sadly, today there is not much left of them other than photographs. There …

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An Extreme Adventure in the Cangrejal River

A group of kayakers visited the Cangrejal River this past week. They were kayaking down the magnificent Cangrejal River together with a group of locals. White water kayaks are ideal for an extreme adventure in the Cangrejal River. However, you must have plenty of experience before you take on a challenge like this one. They were all using hard shell …

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Protected Areas in Atlantida

You can visit 8 protected areas in Atlantida! Atlantida has a total extension of 4251 square kilometers as its geographic territory, and about half of it is under protected status. Atlantida is certainly a nature lover’s paradise! With three different and distinct hubs, each complementing each other, Atlantida is a rich and diverse nature destination: Tela, on the western end …

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Jungle Hot Springs

As I got to Sambo Creek from my tour to Cayos Cochinos, I could not miss the plume of steam rising from the Nombre de Dios National Park. It rose almost directly behind the Garifuna Community of Sambo Creek. Curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to find this mysterious place hidden in the tropical jungles of Atlantida. …

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