Columbus really discovered the American continent when he landed at Cape Honduras and founded the town of Trujillo. That was on August 14, 1502--on his fourth and last voyage. Cortez came to Honduras in 1524 and it was largely due to his diplomacy that the country was brought under Spanish rule.

The shore line of Honduras is exquisite; an undulating ribbon of silver sand, bordered by palms, behind which the purple ranges shoulder up against the sky. Hundreds of tiny islands are strung like jewels through the sapphire waters of her bays. Afloat and ashore Honduras offers you an unspoiled picture of tropical splendor.

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