Punta Izopo National Park

Located at the eastern end of Tela Bay, just 12 km from the city, this national park is named after the hill (Cerro Izopo) which is just over the sea.

The lush greenery of the hill, washed by the Banana and Hicaque Rivers, are home to many animals, among which tropical birds like parakeets, parrots and toucans and monkeys, lizards and turtles.

The channels formed in the mangroves are accessible by canoe paddles (sea kayaks), which allows to enter the refuge in stealthily to avoid disturbing the animals and also as close as possible to them. This trip also allowed to visit the Garifuna village of Triunfo de la Cruz, point where Cristobal de Olid landed, following the orders received from Hernán Cortés to begin the conquest of Honduras.

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