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.

 

About:

 

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.  

 

Tourist Attractions:-

 

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.

 

Travel Stats:-

 

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.