Central America stacks up country after country of lush, natural land influenced by traditional Mayan culture and Spanish exposure. Honduras is one of these increasingly popular destinations – for its history, beautiful terrain, relaxed mentality, and growing number of opportunities for visitors.

Matador looks into everything from the country’s natural phenomena to programs for learning Spanish. The island of Roatán is popping up on more cruise ship itineraries, possibly indicating a change in the tourism landscape and how visitors will experience this nation.

For photo essays of Mayan ruins or guides on teaching English in Honduras, check out the articles below.