Just a quick note to point to a new article I have out called For a summer travel bargain, head to Honduras. That is the Tripso version. Here is the MSNBC version, if you prefer.
I didn’t write this as a summer travel piece since summer is not really the ideal time to be in Honduras, but that’s the way it got titled. Ideally, the best time to go in general would be between December and May, when the weather is dry and it’s not completely blazing hot. You can still visit in the summer, of course, but you’re more likely to get rained on.
This article hits the highlights of the country: the Bay Islands, Pico Bonito, and the ruins of Copan. The big benefits of going to Honduras, besides the bargain prices, are that the diving/snorkeling is unmatched by anyone in this hemisphere except Belize and the importance of the Maya ruins there are unmatched by anyone but Guatemala. You can go white water rafting in almost any Central American country, but rafting on the Cangrejal River is hard to beat, especially when a half-day trip is less than $40, transportation from your hotel included.
For a good overview on traveling in Honduras and its neighbors, see Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America.
Prices in Honduras
Faces of Copan