The Honduran island of Utila is a great stop on the Central American backpacker trail. Here are some of the top activities for visitors.
No. 1 is scuba diving and snorkeling, the main reason people come here. It’s one of the cheapest places in the world to get a scuba diving certificate, and tourism on the island boomed as a result.
Time your visit March–April or August–September and you might be lucky enough to swim with the biggest fish in the sea. Whale sharks are often spotted in these waters, and there are regular boat tours that let you get up close and personal with the gentle giants.
Another popular activity is kayaking, with extensive mangrove forests to explore. Further afield you can visit Cayo Cochinos Marine Park, where there are sailboat tours. If you’re lucky you might spot some dolphins as you fish for your lunch and enjoy the scenery.
If you want to relax, take a trip to the largest flotation tank in the world. Flotation therapy supposedly has myriad health benefits, so you’ll come out feeling better than ever. Don’t miss out on a unique experience.
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Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
In food capitals like New York City, foodie crazes seem to rise and set as quickly as the sun, but one trend that has endured for awhile now is the city’s penchant for regional Chinese cuisine, and the East Village is home to some of the city’s top spots for sampling your way through several of these regions.
Some places appear better to visit in the winter. For example, anywhere known for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, will be less visited in the summer because those same people are going to spend their time at the beach or another destination. However, visiting these destinations during the off-seasons can show a side of the city or town that can’t be seen under piles of snow. It’s worth checking out a couple of these favorite winter destinations.