Pico Bonito National Park is a pristine jewel that boasts the perfect combination of forest and beach and is Honduras`s largest preserve, hosting seven ecosystems in 100,000 hectares of virgin rain and cloud forests. The best way to experience Pico Bonito National Park starts with the Lodge at Pico Bonito. The Lodge at Pico Bonito is the central focus of a wide variety of activities. Birder watchers can enjoy a rich population of over 400 bird species from the abundant platforms and towers. After dinner, guests can revisit the platforms experience what night sky has to offer.Credit: habitathoov
Wildlife of Honduras
Credit: wikipediaCentral American mammal life is amazing and includes jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, kinkajous, peccaries, and monkeys along both trails and rivers. There are different types guided trips which vary in duration. Choose to go by either foot or by raft or even a combination of both. Hikers come across pristine swimming holes fed by small waterfalls. Night hikes are also available.
The Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge is a short boat ride upstream from the park and is named for the two rivers that feed the refuge’s mangrove forest. Visitors will get a chance to view the endangered manatee as well as see an abundance of birds, monkeys, alligators, and iguanas. The tour then ends at the nice swimming beach, where you can relax.
You can experience the Tropical Butterfly Farm and Serpentarium where you will see beautiful and unique butterflies and reptiles. Guests visiting this working farm will not only see the facility at work but will also stop at a special enclosed area called the Butterfly House to experience the mind-blowing effect of the most intense colors in nature. At the Serpentarium, naturalists offer visitors a rare opportunity to see snakes of Honduras up close and in safety.
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Other activities include exploring through the Mayan ruins and horseback riding to the beach with a real horse whisperer. One tour goes to an Adelante village, there you will be able to meet the local women who are setting up their own small businesses. Part of the tour fees goes to a non-profit foundation that helps support these ventures.
You can combine your tour packages at the Lodge at Pico Bonito to provide a variety of activities, depending on your tastes and interests. Activities ranged from bird watching getaways to nature walks, from white water rafting, kayaking, or canoeing to snorkeling or lounging on the beach.
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Map of Pico Bonito, Honduras
Hours of Operation:
Pico Bonito National Park is open 24/7
Lodge Telephone: 5044400388 or 5044400389 (international access)
Reservations: 8884280221 (toll—free, USA and Canada); 3123453288 (international access);
Rates are Seasonal. Packages range from US$445 to $1212, depending on number of people and number of nights.
The park has a visitors center, well marked trail system, natural pools and waterfalls. You can go swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, and bird-watching. Pico Bonito Lodge has 22 luxury cabins with air-conditioning, and restaurant.
Best Times to Visit Pico Bonito:
Peak season is during January through April. Summer season is May through November.
More Pico Bonito Travelling Tips:
You’ll need to carry essentials at all times. Make sure you pack sunscreen lotion, hats, sunglasses, plenty of bug repellent, waterproof or water-resistant lightweight hiking boots, and swimwear. All tours and activities can be arranged through Pico Bonito Lodge. There are many tour operators at Honduras that offer excursions into the park, however, staying at the lodge will give you the overall best experience.
Pico Bonito, Honduras Map
Pico Bonito, Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras