Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south (via the Gulf of Fonseca). In the jungle near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae, tall stone monuments. Offshore lie the Bay Islands, part of a massive barrier reef, which are popular for scuba diving.
The Bay Islands of Honduras are part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The Bay Islands are not only a fantastic dive destination but has also become very popular among backpackers and independent travelers. With coral reefs, rainforests and Mayan ruins, there is much to explore.