Make a splash in the exotic archipelago of the Bay Islands. Hilly, tropical Guanaja and Roatán are protected by a great coral reef. Utila has wide sandy beaches ringed by tiny cays surrounded by palm trees. There are several smaller islands.
Go birdwatching in Honduras' premier destination, Lake Yojoa in the west of the country.
Take a boat trip along the winding canals of the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, which provides a habitat for numerous animal species, including monkeys, alligators and manatees, and dozens of waterbirds.
Try canopy touring: a series of cables are fixed from tree to tree and, attached to a pulley while wearing a harness, you can 'fly' through the canopy of the rainforest.
Seek heritage and history in Comayagua, former capital of Honduras and now a colonial masterpiece of cobbled streets, tiny plazas and whitewashed houses. The best time to visit is during the unique and fervent celebrations of Easter week.
See the ancient city of Copán. The Copán Ruins Archaeological Park is the best remaining testament to the culture of the Mayan Indians. Among the best of the ruins are the magnificent Acropolis, the Great Plaza, and the Court of the Hieroglyphic Stairway.
Go spelunking in the Cuyamel Caves, near Trujillo. The caves have been used by various ethnic groups since pre-Colombian times. Hire a guide as they are well hidden but worth seeking out.
Reel them in! There is good fishing on both coasts and Lake Yojoa offers some of the best bass fishing in the world.
Hiking in Pico Bonito National Park
Take advantage of the excellent hiking on offer in Pico Bonito National Park, near La Ceiba. It also offers spectacular scenery, steep slopes and numerous waterfalls.
Scuba-dive in the crystalline water and pristine coral reefs of the Bay Islands. The islands are one of the world's top certification destinations. For those already certified, there are courses in underwater photography, cave diving and instructor training.
Admire the view across Tegucigalpa, the temperate capital city, from the site of the city's most recent monument, Christ of the Picacho, set atop a mountain. Be sure to take a look around the city itself too, especially the old historical centre.
Play at being a pirate in Trujillo on Honduras' gorgeous Caribbean coast. Once a thriving port and the old capital of colonial Honduras, Trujillo is today home to many old Spanish buildings, a fascinating pirate history and superb tropical beaches.
Experience some of Central America's best white-water rafting along the Cangrejal River, near La Ceiba.
Get back to nature: wildlife refuges and national parks all over the country offer an exciting, unspoilt landscape and multitude of flora and fauna. Cloud forests, mountains, dry forests, pine forests, coastal wetlands and huge rivers are there to be enjoyed.