Beach on the island of Roatan.
The Maya Spanish colonized the country at the beginning of 1524.
Honduras gained independence in 1821.
The country’s culture is based on Spanish culture and majority adhere to Mestizo culture.
The major crops grown are maize, sorghum, rice, plantain and beans.
The most popular dishes are carne asada, baleadas, enchilada, pastelitos de carne, Honduran taco, horchata, machuca and papusa.
Common wildlife animals include crocodiles, snakes, lizards, scarlet macaw, turtles, deer, peccaries, tapir, jaguars, puma and ocelots.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The major events include the Independence Day, Day of the Americas, National Garifuna Festival, Feria Juniana, Punta Gorda Festival and Semana Santa week.
Things to see
Cayos Cochinos comprises of two small islands and 13 coral cays at the northern part of the country.
Lake Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras within the depression caused by volcanoes.
Pico Bonito National Park was instituted on 1st January 1987 with an area of 564.30 km2.
Other must-visit places are West Bay Beach, Gumbalimba Park and La Tigra National Park.
It is the second-largest country in Central America after Nicaragua.
The country’s national bird is the scarlet macaw.
Majority of the population live below poverty levels.
It is bordered by Guatemala on the west, El Salvador on the southwest, Nicaragua on the southeast, the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca on the south and Gulf of Honduras on the north.