TripAdvisor Names Honduras' West Bay Beach The Best In Central America

Feb 18, 2016, 18:41 ET from Honduras Presidency

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras's West Bay Beach, located in the famed Bay Islands, has been named in the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards as the best beach in Central America, according to the Honduras Presidency. Additionally, West Bay Beach was ranked among the top 10 in the world.

Every year the popular travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor ranks the best beaches and destinations in the world, based on the quality and quantity of user reviews for the year and issues the Traveler's Choice Awards, which have become the go-to guide for selecting travel destinations among the site's more than 350 million unique monthly visitors.  

"We are thrilled TripAdvisor's global online community of travel fans are connected with Honduras and with everything it has to offer," said Emilio Silvestri, director of the Honduran Institute of Tourism. "West Bay Beach is now a leading destination in the world and we will continue working to connect visitors to the Honduras' diverse touristic offering that includes not only some of the world's most beautiful beaches, but also jungles and important archeological sites."

White sands and crystalline waters, as well as world class snorkeling and diving with access to the world's second largest barrier reef, have long made Honduras' Bay Islands a leading destination for world travelers and a popular stop for cruises.

Roatan's Mahogany Beach was also included in the top 10 beaches in Central America, alongside the most popular beaches from Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. The top 10 beaches in the world also featured beaches in Turks and Caicos, Brazil, Cuba, Seychelles, and Venezuela, among others.

Honduras' booming tourism scene also recently earned the country a spot among CNN's top 16 emerging travel destinations in the world for 2016.

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