A FLYING START: ATLANTIDA, HONDURAS
Your adventure starts here: on the unspoilt (and largely undiscovered) north coast of Honduras. Just a short transfer from San Pedro Sula airport brings you to The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, a contemporary eco-lodge with its own butterfly farm, surrounded by rainforest.
After a relaxing day or two sampling delights such as the pool and spa, join one of the experienced guides for an Indiana-Jones-esque trek into the jungle. While there are plenty of trails to choose from, our pick is the 5-hour hike to ‘Unbelievable Falls’. As the name suggests, your ultimate destination is a spectacular double waterfall complete with inviting swimming hole.
At Pico Bonito, you’re also just moments from the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, if you want to swap butterfly and bird spotting for snorkelling, diving and deep-sea fishing. Or for more sensational diving – including the chance to swim with gentle Whale Sharks – make for the nearby Bay Islands, just a short ferry ride away.
Suggested stay 5-7 nights.