Honduras is bursting with culture, nature and history; a jewel for the discerning tourist, though as yet, relatively undiscovered. However, tourism is most definitely on the increase and is a great asset to the country’s economy. Particular attention is given to eco-tourism –the country boasts a wealth of national reserves, cloud forests and exceptional botanical gardens. It offers endless opportunities for hiking, bird watching, photography, rafting and kayaking. Then there are the breathtaking beaches, indeed some of the best in all of Latin America which are a magnet for tourism, offering snorkeling, incredible scuba diving (here you can obtain a PADI diving certificate at a better price than anywhere else in the world) and safe bathing. It is also home to Mayan ruins and a wealth of fascinating history. Easily accessible from many worldwide locations, Honduras is the perfect destination for the nature-driven enthusiast and whilst not as developed as destinations such as Costa Rica, it is by no means less worthy of a visit; it truly is nature in its purest form.