7 Reasons Why You Need to Add Honduras to Your Bucket List

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If you have yet to visit Honduras, you're missing out. Here are seven of so many reasons why you need to add Honduras to your bucket list.


For the Maya Ruins of Copan

One of Honduras' most visited destinations is the Maya-ruin city of Copan. This UNESCO World Heritage site features temples, plazas, and ceremonial altars, and it's believed to have once served as an administrative, cultural, and religious center, reigned over by 16 rulers between 300 and 900 CE.

The closest international airport serving the Copan Valley is Honduras' second largest airport, San Pedro Sula.

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