By Maria Fiallos

Honduras is a wonderland of Maya ruins, cloud forests packed with toucans, monkeys and jaguars, tiny villages perched on hillsides. and costs are astonishingly low. Copan is the following, the first Maya cultural heart from four hundred to 800 advert. The Bay Islands with their excellent coral reefs trap divers from around the globe. the writer stocks inside of details - way more helpful and revealing than the other consultant. city and local maps, photographs, index.

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