Chocolate is native to Central America. Other daily goodies native to Central America are the Cashew nuts. But few people are aware that vanilla is originally from Central America! Can you imagine life without vanilla?
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Let’s face it, most travelers visiting Central America are looking for adventure or nature experiences. Many are looking for both. Honduras is no exception and offers many different alternatives. Without doubt the top adventure and nature hotspot in Honduras is the Cangrejal River Valley.
The Archaeological Park in Copan Ruinas provides for a fascinating history of the Maya Civilization. One thing is sure about this site: there is magic in Copan! Nobody who has been there can disagree. Arguably, Copan Ruinas, the most magical place in Honduras, is worth a visit.
There are three Nombre de Dios National Park Trails. One of them is at the Cangrejal River Valley; the other is on the mountains directly behind Sambo Creek. Both are different from each other, and offer a completely different view of the park. A third trail is within the Cacao Lagoon.
Believe me, Grandma and Grandpa will absolutely love visiting the Macaw Mountain Bird Park. Young kids have an absolute blast in the park. They love to run up and down the trails, stop and see the birds and even play they are pirates by putting a big macaw on their shoulders.
There is no other tree as big and impressive in Mesoamerica as the Ceiba Tree. The tree grows to epic proportions, and does so fast. An adult Ceiba Tree towers well over the rest of the tropical rain forest Canopy
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I am fortunate enough to live in the most beautiful area in Central America: The Cangrejal River Valley. My home and business is a lovely eco-lodge bed and breakfast called La Villa de Soledad. Following are 6 good reasons why Pico Bonito National my favorite national park in Honduras.
I Prefer the Jungle Bugs Versus Sand Flies Any Day! Those who do some research before their trip to the islands are aware of the infamous “noseeums”. These are tiny little insects that are so small, they are hard to see. They might not be easy to see, but you can tell when these critters preyed on an unsuspecting traveler.
This month, I took a trip to Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge with some guests. The Refuge is about 30 km. West of La Ceiba, following the CA13 highway in direction of San Pedro Sula. Cuero y Salado is a marine estuary, formed by the Cuero and Salado Rivers.
“Notes from the Forest” is about the different trees around Copan. The purpose of it was to help the visitor identify the most outstanding trees in the forest. Mimi de Castro, a the author.