Tela is the second largest department of Atlantida, Honduras city. Two national parks and botanical garden transform it into a realm of unparalleled adventures. Each year, after the cold of January, the city is acquiring the color and warmth that characterizes it.
It was founded by Cristobal de Olid on May 3, 1524. Tradition has it that the original name of the population was Triunfo de la Cruz, since it was created precisely the Day of the Cross, according to the Catholic calendar. The same tradition holds that the name was shortened to be as we know it. Thanks to Tela, Honduras is famous for its beaches, one of the main destinations of tourists in the Easter week or more, its history as banana emporium and beauty of its protected natural areas. In addition, the enormous cultural wealth that represents the Garifuna people, Intangible Heritage and living in various villages as Tornabé, San Juan and Triunfo de la Cruz.
Within its protected areas should mention national parks Jeannette Kawas and Punta Izopo, the Botanical Garden Lancetilla and Texíguat Wildlife Refuge. Of course, the beaches of the Bay of Tela are the main attraction for thousands of tourists who come to enjoy the delights of the sea. Parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, bird watching and fishing are part of extreme sports and pastimes that are constantly practiced. By the time you finish it is quite possible that Tela become the favorite destination for sun and reef in Central America.
A promising future for a small town into a formidable natural setting.