A Rich Environment
Honduras is a beautiful place to visit as an eco-tourism destination. The country is sparsely populated, and so the vast tracts of wilderness contribute to its amazing biodiversity. Honduras has the most extensive enclaves of cloud forests and primary forests in Central America.
In order to preserve this pristine bounty, Honduras has designated several areas as reserves, national parks, or biospheres. One of the most amazing of these is called Moskitia, known as the Mosquito Coast. It is one of the last remaining undisturbed areas of wilderness in the world. The forest there is a large remnant of the ancient forest that once covered the entire isthmus of Central America. It encompasses savannahs, tropical rainforest and mangrove swamps. Moskitia is also scattered with little-known ruins, and is rumored to be hiding the legendary White City of the Maya in its depths.
Honduras’ network of protected areas is extensive, yet it comprises only half of the total 25,000 square miles earmarked for eventual protection by the Honduran government.