They do not use a special name to refer to themselves or their region. The nation has an area of 43,266 miles (112,492 square kilometers). The physical environment is tropical, with a long dry season (six months or more) in the south and the interior and a shorter dry season in the north.
Of these, Utila has the better diving, and has the added advantage of being cheaper than Roatan.
The best time to dive the Bay Isands is April and May when the weather is warm and dry.
The name of the country means "depths." It was so named by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage because of the deep waters at the mouth of the Tinto o Negro River off the Mosquito Coast.
Regional traditions exist in the south (Choluteca and Valle) and the north coast as well as among the minority ethnic groups.
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Additionally, the islands feature stunning beaches that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
A popular site for thrill-seekers, Rio Cangrejal is Central America’s premier destination for kayaking and rafting.
A friend mentioned to me she was going to Mexico for Spanish language school, primarily because this particular school included surfing as part of the program.