Lake Yojoa Basin


This is Honduras biggest volcanic natural fresh water lake, a unique combination of habitats, surrounded by two mountain ranges (Montaña Santa Barbara & Azul Meambar national parks), in ‘05 it was declared a Ramsar site – a Wetland of Global Importance. This area sits at the junction with Comayagua, Santa Barbara & Cortes departments.

If you are a birdwatcher, a wildlife photographer, a naturalist or just a person who enjoys being outdoors, this is a great area in Honduras for you. The Lake is very rich in biodiversity, registering right now nearly 500 migratory and resident bird species. Principal ecosystems include: fresh water habitats, seasonal flood-forest, extensive wetlands, lowland rainforest, pine-oak forest, premontane and montane broadleaf forests.

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