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Here they will put you in a very unflattering harness and take you deep into the forest to zip through the tree tops at speed along a distance of 2.5km and about 50m above the ground. By the time you have progressed to this you may have stopped screaming for long enough to enjoy the stunning views below.A boat is a more relaxing option, and a good way to explore Las Isletas de Granada on Lake Nicaragua.Granada and Leon (Nicaragua's second city) are both preserved in colonial times, with their crumbling but charming buildings and cobbled streets.But for all the interest its cities offer, nothing can compete with Nicaragua's natural wonders.It might be less apparent in the more tourist-trodden parts, but in many places seeing barefoot children, piles of litter, kids selling fruit at petrol stations when they should be at school, old men in fields drenched with sweat and people living in shacks reminds us that Hondurans live hard lives and reap little reward for their labour.Yet whilst it is true that many areas of Honduras suffer from poverty and underdevelopment, many of them are completely reliant on tourism and the funds brought in by international travellers.Using Tela as a base we explored the Laguna de los Micos, famous for wildlife and birdwatching, and then headed way off the beaten track to the home of the Garifuna people in the small village of Miami.The Garifuna maintain a traditional way of life, living in simple huts on the beach, catching their food and occasionally allowing voyeuristic tourists to visit and nose around.
In the capital Managua, the Palacio Nacional was one of the buildings taken by the Sandinistas, and Tiscapa National Park is home to a famous statue of Sandino, the guerilla leader who gave the party its name.Almost 1,400m above sea level, the national park is home to 50 species of mammals, 174 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles and amphibians and 750 species of flora.There is no getting away from nature here - from the amazing views of the famous Lake Nicaragua (at 65km long and 25km wide it's the biggest in Central America) to its islands and lagoons, rainforests and wildlife.Our last days in Honduras were spent around La Ceiba - the main launching point to reach The Bay Islands and Pico Bonito National Parks.
The area is surrounded by lush jungle, mountains and sandy white beaches.
Its tropical climate means it has two distinct seasons, dry from November to April and rainy from May through October. The skies often turn from blue and cloudless to a menacing bruised grey in a matter of minutes, and when the heavens open you think you might get washed away.