Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2082

Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve is located along the Caribbean coast along the border of Gracias a Dios and Cologne in northeastern Honduras, and it covers an area of 5,000 km2. The Plátano River flows past the reserve, which has allowed it to become one of the few remaining tropical rainforests in Central America. It has abundant and varied plants and wildlife. In the mountainous landscape that slopes down to the Caribbean coast, more than 2,000 indigenous people have preserved their traditional way of life.

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