Rio Platano

Rio Platano, photo by 4gress.com
Rio Platano (photo by 4gress.com)
 

The Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects one of the few remains of original tropical rainforest in Central America.

Situated in the Mosquita region of northeast Honduras, the site comprises a
mountainous landscape sloping down to the Caribbean coast, while mangrove ecosystems fringe the coastal lagoons. Boat tours down the Platano River are popular.

Its old-growth forests are home to abundant and varied plant and wildlife, as well as
over 2,000 indigenous people that have preserved their traditional way of life.

It is challenging area in which to travel, and having somebody in the travel part that speaks Spanish makes local logistics much easier (and cheaper).

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   World Heritage Site
   Lonely Planet

 

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Graham's Place

Offering an a la carte restaurant and a private beach area, Grahams Place Guanaja is located in Guanaja. It boasts excellent sea views and free Wi-Fi and on-site parking. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 10.0/10.

$100

 
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Trujillo Beach Eco-Resort

Offering a garden, sun terrace with swimming pool and WiFi at the restaurant, the Trujillo Beach Eco-Resort is located 500 metres from the beach and 5 km from the Guaymoreto Lagoon. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$100

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Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat offers accommodation in Trujillo. The resort has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$74

 
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La Giralda Boutique Resort

Located in Guanaja, La Giralda Boutique Resort is a 50-acre property with almost 1 km of private beach. It boasts an a la carte restaurant, in addition to a swimming pool and botanical gardens. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$300

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Dream Away Trujillo Beach ECO Resort #3

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the pool, Dream Away Trujillo Beach ECO Resort #3 is situated in Barra de Chapagua. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$179

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Graham's Place

Graham's Place

Offering an a la carte restaurant and a private beach area, Grahams Place Guanaja is located in Guanaja. It boasts excellent sea views and free Wi-Fi and on-site parking. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 10.0/10.

$100

 
$10010.0
Guanaja Caribbean Cottages

Guanaja Caribbean Cottages

Featuring free WiFi, Guanaja Caribbean Cottages offers accommodation in Guanaja. This beachfront property is located within walking distance from two waterfalls and a 15-minute walk to town. All units are air conditioned and feature a seating area. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 10.0/10.

$135

$13510.0
Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat

Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat offers accommodation in Trujillo. The resort has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$74

 
$748.6
Dream Away Trujillo Beach ECO Resort #3

Dream Away Trujillo Beach ECO Resort #3

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the pool, Dream Away Trujillo Beach ECO Resort #3 is situated in Barra de Chapagua. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$179

$1798.6
Trujillo Beach Eco-Resort

Trujillo Beach Eco-Resort

Offering a garden, sun terrace with swimming pool and WiFi at the restaurant, the Trujillo Beach Eco-Resort is located 500 metres from the beach and 5 km from the Guaymoreto Lagoon. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$100

$100-
La Giralda Boutique Resort

La Giralda Boutique Resort

Located in Guanaja, La Giralda Boutique Resort is a 50-acre property with almost 1 km of private beach. It boasts an a la carte restaurant, in addition to a swimming pool and botanical gardens. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$300

$300-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
Rio Platano. The river is best seen by taking a 14-day raft-ride through the whole reserve. This is the only way of getting access to the deeper parts of the reserve. For this option, enter the park from the south. Shorter tours can be done by kayaking and hiking. Terrain includes jungle, forest, and beach land.
Wildlife and Plants
The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve is the home of unique wildlife such as toucans, monkeys, parrots, rare butterflies, and sea turtles.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Unusual Local Feature
Combination
Archeological Sites
Boat Tours
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Lowland Mountains
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking

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