Latitude: 15.199999, Longitude: -86.241905

Honduras, sometimes referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, is the second biggest and second most populous country in Central America. It has colonial villages (Gracias, Comayagua), ancient Maya ruins (Copan), natural parks (Moskitia), and a Pacific and Caribbean coastline and the Bay Islands, with fantastic beaches and coral reefs where snorkelling and diving are exceptional by any standard.

There’s much more to Honduras – from the wetlands of La Mosquitia to the subtropical shore of the Golfo de Fonseca, this is a land of inspiring, often untouched natural beauty – and a longer visit will pay ample rewards.