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Moskitia Region

The Moskitia is situated in the eastern part and it is the remotest zone of Honduras. Known as the Amazon of Central America it is specially attractive for adventure and nature lovers. The region has very notable topographical characteristics. Mountainous in its western half, where the dominant ecosystem is the tropical rain forest. The other half is plain, level ground with extensive savannahs covered with pine, gramineas or grassy vegetation and seasonal lagoons surrounded by palm trees. The coastal zone consists of extensive plains with a multitude of lagoons and estuaries flanked by mangrove and tropical forest, in addition to banks and coral keys along its coasts. All this makes the most diverse zone in the country, with a high concentration of species of fauna and flora.

Its historic and colonial wealth is equally interesting and very peculiar. This region has been conquered and colonised mainly by the British and not by the Spaniards like the rest of the country. It is the zone in Honduras with the greatest concentration of ethnics. In the Moskitia there are four ethnic groups which preserve their traditions and customs: the Miskitos, the Pech, the Tahwakas and the Garífunas. Access to this zone is possible by air, river and sea. The Río Plátano Biosphere, the Patuca National Park, the Tawahka Biosphere and the Caratasca Lagoon are the main attractions. The first three are protected areas that cover the region from north to south and connect with the protected zones of the Nicaraguan Moskitia, forming the most extensive protected biological corridor in Central America.

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