Like its neighbors, Honduras is undergoing major changes: a growing tourist economy (cruise in Roatan?), A scene of political growth, globalization and the whole thing, including maquilas, free trade agreements – heck, Sunlight day, including time-saving application for a second time. Honduras remains deeply rooted in a two-front war against gangs and HIV / AIDS. Illegal logging is becoming another concern (you know where this new mahogany chest of wine?) And a key issue between the growth of the environmental community in Honduras.
However, most Hondurans you’ll find are very relaxed, though not disinterested, certainly disinclined to do much more to be done in politics and world affairs. And apart from the people-pull, nature has its own drawcards here in Honduras. Kawai Jeannette National Park offers up white sand beaches, abundant howler monkeys and snorkel and Lake Yojoa in the lake region of Honduras has world class bird watching, waterfalls and national parks pending. Backpackers love Utila for its cheap food, accommodation and fantastic diving.
Honduras today is a place of change, too fast for those who want to remain the country ‘to discover’ too slow for those frustrated by the persistence of remnants of the days of the “Banana Republic”, whether undue influence foreign or lax enforcement of environmental laws. Hondurans take everything in stride, and travelers with an open mind and a little Spanish will find many fascinating conversations in the store.