Honduras is located in Central America and is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Honduras and the Caribbean Sea. At present, travel to Honduras is not advised because of security issues in the wake of the recent political strife. If you are thinking of traveling to Honduras, it is best to check the latest updates and travel advisories to make sure that you are traveling safe.
Prior to the political struggles, Honduras has been good at learning to expand the tourism industry. It has also been easing itself into the global map, pushing for globalization, maquilas, and agreements for free trade with other nations. Internally, however, there are two barriers that prevent them from promoting full-blown tourism: the issue of gang violence and the HIV/AIDS problem. Honduras is a country that is rich in natural wealth. But this, too, is fast disappearing because of rampant illegal logging, especially of endangered tree species like mahogany.
Despite all of this, Honduras derives its charm from the laidback people whose dispositions seem to have been influenced greatly by the natural attractions. The Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas, for example, is the site of pristine beaches and white-sand shores that are perfect for snorkeling. There is also the Lago de Yojoa in the lake region, where tourists spend time to get to know the birds, witness the majestic waterfalls and experience flora and fauna in the national parks. Finally, there are also treats for backpackers and independent travelers in Utila, which is home to budget-friendly restaurants, hotels and diving locations.