By Maria Fiallos
Honduras is a wonderland of Maya ruins, cloud forests choked with toucans, monkeys and jaguars, tiny villages perched on hillsides. and costs are astonishingly low. Copan is right here, the first Maya cultural heart from four hundred to 800 advert. The Bay Islands with their astonishing coral reefs entice divers from around the globe. the writer stocks inside of info - way more important and revealing than the other advisor. city and local maps, pictures, index.
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Armed Forces Day n Festivals January . . . . . . . . Guancasco Festival (Saint Sebastian), Gracias; Santa Lucía Festival February Guancasco Festival (Virgen de Candelaria), Intibuca First week of February . . . . . . . . Fiesta Virgin de Suyapa, Suyapa, TGU suburb March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Area Fair (fair), Copán Ruinas; Good Friday Procession, La Esperanza April 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pan American Day, various places Third week in May .
In all of Europe, there are only 260. Snakes are another example; Honduras has 111 species of snakes, Canada only 22. Vast northern temperate woodlands usually con- Crown Shyness & Other Forms of Pest Control n 27 What’s in a word? Endemic species are native to and confined to a certain region, which means they are found nowhere else in the world. So far, 244 plant, 16 reptile and one bird species have been identified as endemic to Honduras. At each level, the forest canopy supports different life forms that have adapted in unique and wonderful ways over the ages, forming delicate and species-rich ecosystems.
40 n People/Culture Family remittances from Hondurans living abroad (mostly in the United States) rose 19% to $860 million in 2003, and are soon expected to pass the maquila sector as the country’s largest source of foreign exchange. 75 a year earlier. The currency has been undergoing a steady and controlled devaluation of roughly 6% per year for the last several years. 7% the year before and considerably lower than the double-digit inflation rates of the 1990s. 464 billion by 2005. 5% in 2003.