Pico Bonito National Park

The mountainous Pico Bonito National Park protects 940-square miles of pristine rain and cloud-forest.

This habitat is home to jaguars, monkeys, toucans and kaleidoscopic poison dart frogs.

The park can only be accessed at two locations: El Pino and Rio Cangrejal.

Steep, densely-forested hills of Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras

Misty Lookout Points and Thundering Waterfalls

Trails here reward visitors with misty lookout points and spectacular views of thundering waterfalls.

In order to protect its resident species, much of the park’s remaining interior is off limits even to hikers.

The eastern edge of the park is delineated by the rolling Rio Cangrejal.

Unique yellow and pink orchids with fuchsia and green stems in Pico Bonito, Honduras

Along its 20-mile course to the Caribbean, this river presents excellent whitewater rafting and kayaking opportunities.

Full and half-day trips are available, with sections of Class II and III (mild to moderate) or Class III and IV rapids (moderate to challenging).

Birding, Zip-lining, & Horseback Excursions

Birdwatchers flock to this region—the richest avian habitat in Honduras.

A black yellow and crimson Toucan with a huge yellow and red beak, spotted in a tree while Birding in Panama's Pico Bonito

More than 425 species of birds have been identified here, including:

  • Lovely Cotingas
  • Collared Aracaris
  • Blue-crowned Motmots
  • 20 Varieties of Hummingbird

The Pico Bonito area is also home to two of the finest eco-lodges in Central America.

Guests can explore a private cloud-forest reserve, butterfly gardens, a cacao orchard, and riverside trails to three waterfalls.

Vibrant yellow and orange Lycaste flowers photographed at close range on a private guided hiking tour of Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras

Zip-line canopy tours, mountain biking tours and horseback riding excursions are also available.

Pico Bonito lies approximately 12 miles southwest of La Ceiba.

Golosón International Airport, located just west of La Ceiba, links this region to Roatan (15 minutes) and San Pedro Sula (45 minutes).

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“Honduras’s north coast has some of the most spectacular summits I’ve seen, particularly Pico Bonito… Forested on top, it seldom has been climbed because the only trails on most of it are those made by tapirs. From the Bonito River below it, waterfalls many meters high appear as silver threads, and the landscape is an archetype of tropical splendor.”

David Rains Wallace

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