The government has begun to promote tourism on the Islas
de la Bahía off of Honduras's Caribbean coast.
Courtesy Randall Baldwin
Foreign tourists are attracted to Honduras by the Mayan
Cobán and coral reef skindiving off the Islas de la Bahía
Islands). Poor infrastructure, however, has discouraged
development of substantial international tourism. Despite
problems, the number of visitors arriving in Honduras rose
fewer than 200,000 in 1987 to almost 250,000 in 1989.
ecotourism projects in particular are considered to have
Data as of December 1993