Honduras is slightly larger than Tennessee. Eighty percent of the country is mountainous and forty percent is rainforest. The eco-system of Honduras has easily accessible, national parks, lush jungles, botanical gardens, breathtaking mountains, challenging rivers and fascinating villages. Honduras has marvelous beaches on the islands of Roatan, Guanaja, and Utila. The Mayan Ruins at Copan Ruinas are rich in history. The Pico Bonito National Park, the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, and the Cayos Cochinos Marine Reserve are three beautiful natural attractions located near La Ceiba that are causing naturalist from around the world to flock to this region.