A host of celebs have been buying up beachfront in Honduras, and
while that's not necessarily a good thing, it does show that this
little Central American nation has finally come in from the
This is one of the places that fits in the 'it's just like
[insert as applicable] was 20 years ago', and in this case that
would be Costa Rica - still one of favourite countries, but one
that's fast having its rough edges smoothed off.
A Honduras holiday is all about experiencing those rough edges,
and that's its charm.
Copan is an incredible example of Mayan city building, but
still has a 'just discovered' feel thanks to far fewer visitors
than sites such as Tikal or Tulum; likewise the beachfront lodges
and hotels are simple but comfortable, and the whole place is
refreshingly good value. Even better, this is a pretty small place,
so even in a week you can combine a few days on the beach with a
dose of culture and some jungly activities in Pico Bonito National
Park. Maybe even combined with a couple of nights in that hippest
of cities, Miami for added contrast.