Honduras is approximately 1,000 miles southwest of Miami and has a mainly mountainous area of 48,200 square miles. To the North it has a large coastal line with the Caribbean sea and to the South it enjoys a small access to the Pacific.

Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, got its tongue twisting name from the ancient Nahuatl language, and translated means "silver mountain". In effect, Tegucigalpa came to being during colonial times as a mining center. "Tegus" as its inhabitants affectionately call it, is a mix of an old colonial city that has turned into the modern capital of Honduras.

San Pedro Sula is called the industrial capital of Honduras. 80% of all industrial parks are within 20 miles of the city. The coastal city of Ceiba and El Progresso are the third and fourth largest cities.

From sight seeing to scuba diving, Honduras has a range of attractions within a short distance of all major Honduran cities. Country clubs have swimming pools, tennis courts and golf courses. Lake Yojoa, an uncrowded volcanic lake with world class bass fishing, is only a few miles from the main

Tegucigalpa-San Pedro Sula highway. The National Energy Company arranges visits to another beautiful lake, created when the El Cajón hydroelectric project was built.

Mayan archaeological sites are scattered throughout the country. The most renowned is Copán, a two hour drive from San Pedro Sula. This uniquely preserved site, in a sylvan setting, presets not only the Mayan monuments and stele, but also the living areas and life style of the 
ancient Mayas.

Caribbean beaches are an hour's drive from San Pedro Sula and the Bay Islands are only a twenty minute flight. These verdant Caribbean islands are noted for their barrier reef, second in length only to Australia's. Well-equipped resorts such as Anthony Keys provide excellent scuba diving and snorkeling.


Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is an 8,876 square mile area of Central America located on the Caribbean coast, sandwiched between Mexico on the north, Guatemala on the west and south and the Caribbean on the east. The republic of Honduras is just a few miles south, separated by a few miles strip of Guatemala.

Belize has large array of diverse tourist and eco-tourist attractions. The Belize Barrier Reef (second largest in the world), over 450 offshore Cayes (islands), excellent fishing, safe waters for swimming, boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling, numerous rivers for rafting, and kayaking, various jungle and wildlife reserves of fauna and flora, for hiking, bird watching, and helicopter touring, as well as many Maya ruins—support the thriving tourism and eco-tourism industry. Of the hundreds of cave systems, Belize also holds the largest cave system in Central America, 544 species of birds, and well-preserved natural beauty. Despite all this, it is still among the least visited countries in the region.

 The tourism industry is an important  part of the economy of  Belize, in 2007  contributing to over 25% of all jobs,  and  making    up over 18% of the  GDP. This constituted 590  million BZD  (295 million USD), according to the  Belize  government, up 90 million    BZD (45 million USD) from the  year  before. Important tourist  attractions  in Belize include  the natural  attractions of land  and sea,  making the areas important in Ecotourism, as well as the historic ruins of  Belize's Pre-Columbian Maya civilization.

Popular tourist destinations include San Pedro Town and  Caye Caulker, both located about 70 km and 40 km east off the coast of Belize, both locations are only a few miles from the  Barrier Reef at any point. They have been regarded as a "tropical paradises" by the Los Angeles Times. Cruise ships have been docking in Belize City and average 850,000 tourists alone every year, some who partake in tours to nearby districts as well as the colonial city.

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