Honduras //

Sports and outdoor activities

The largest spectator sport in Honduras is football (soccer), and the Honduran national league and the major European leagues are all keenly followed. Olimpia and Motagua from Tegucigalpa, Marathón and Real España from San Pedro Sula, and Victoria from La Ceiba are the biggest teams and usually pull in a fairly decent crowd. Tickets don’t need to be bought in advance, as most games don’t sell out.

With a number of national parks – most of which have accommodation and/or camping and well-marked trails – Honduras is a fantastic place to hike. Parque Nacional Celaque, with the highest peak in the country, is a great place to start. Meanwhile, the Bay Islands offer some of the cheapest places in the world to take PADI diving certification courses – both the diving and the snorkelling are excellent – while Lago de Yojoa has fishing and birdwatching trips.