San Pedro Sula, Honduras
This city is currently ranked amongst the world’s most dangerous cities to have as a travel destination as at mid-year 2018. In 2017, they ranked among the world’s most dangerous places on the basis of murder cases per capita. But what else is there about these places? What amazing things shouldn’t you miss about these places? We have shortlisted in our travel diary, the hottest fun spots, travel destinations, tourist choices located in these “bad” cities; the most exciting places on the earth.
San Pedro, Sula, Honduras is the capital of Cortes Department, Honduras. It is located in the northwest corner of the country in the Sula Valley. Until early 2016, San Pedro Sula was nicknamed the “murder capital of the world” due to its status as a major operational distribution point in the illegal drug trade and organized crime.
In 2017, the Traveler’s Choice Trip Advisor award for the best beach in Central America and one of the 25 best beaches in the world went to the West Bay Beach in Roatán. At the Bay Island, tourists and visitors snorkel, scuba dive and swim exotic marine creatures as mantas and sea turtles.
Honduras is not just a beach and diving destination, it’s also a haven for nature and adventure, playing host to the country’s 91 protected areas and national parks. Below are some awesome tourist destinations; The Pico Bonito and Celaque National Parks; Visitors can see some of the more than 750 different species of birds found in Honduras. Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve; named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982; Lancetilla Botanical Gardens; the second largest botanical garden in the world; and the widest expanse of virgin rainforest north of the equator. The Mayan archaeological site of Copán in western Honduras; Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, this archaeological site houses the remains of the mayan civilization.
The Spanish colonial cities of Gracias and Comayagua; Carefully preserved churches and other historic buildings are located in these regions. The Garifuna community; these are the descendants of African slaves who have preserved their traditions and customs through the ages.
Over 2 million international travellers visited Honduras in 2016 Seven international airlines now connect Honduras directly to North America, Central America and Europe. Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Avianca Airlines and United Airlines offer non- stop flights from Fort Lauderdale (2 hours), Miami (2 hours), Houston (3 hours), Atlanta (3.5 hours) and other major cities In 2016, more than a million cruise passengers visited Honduras through Roatán and other Honduran cruise ports.
Honduras also has a unique travel insurance package for its visitors as part of the price of their international plane ticket. With this policy visitors can receive supplementary assistance in the event of accidents, illnesses and other travel mishaps.
Safety index: 14.82
Although San Pedro Sula is an important economic center for the country, and a travel destination for most tourists to the latin american clime. Crime levels across the whole country are still rising. Incidences of carjacking, robberies, burglaries, and gun attacks are now more prevalent.