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Pico Bonito, Honduras -- Photos

Parque Nacional Pico Bonito is the largest protected area in Honduras after the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve. Spanning over 7800 feet (2400 meters) in elevation and capped by the 7900-foot-high (2435 m) Pico Bonito, the park ranges from humid tropical broadleaf forest to high cloud forests.

The park is perhaps the best place in Honduras to see endangered wildlife and is well known for its spectacular waterfalls.

Getting to Pico Bonito. Most travelers reach Pico Bonito by flying from San Pedro Sula (the commerical capital of Honduras) to La Ceiba. The park is just inland of La Ceiba.

In 1987 the Honduran government decreed all land above 6,000 feet as park territory,


Pico Bonito

Pico Bonito

Pico Bonito Print

Pico Bonito

Pico Bonito Lodge

Zacate River

Path Print

Rainforest Creek

Zacate River

Zacate River

Zacate River

Corinto River

Corinto River


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