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CAYOS COCHINOS

Lying just a few miles off the coast of La Ceiba, Cayos Cochinos can usually be seen from the coast on a clear day. The Cayos Cochinos are a group of two small islands (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 small coral cays situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras. Since 1993, the Cayos Cochinos were designated a Marine Protected Area and in 2003, it was further declared a Marine Natural Monument with the Honduras Coral Reef Fund (HCRF) administering the conservation of the area.

Cayos Cochinos forms part of the world’s second largest Barrier Reef system, known as the Meso-American Barrier Reef system, and have been identified by the Smithsonian Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the Word Wildlife Fund and the World Bank as one of the key sections of the Barrier Reef system to preserve. The reefs are the least disturbed ecosystems in the Bay Islands complex and have had a strong and active NGO working with local communities, private sector bodies and government organizations to help manage the reefs and their fisheries over the last 10 years. For the purposes of conservation and the maintenance of the natural monument, there is a tariff upon entering the protected area based upon the number of people and length of stay. The general admission tariff for foreigners is $10.00 USA per person, however some discounts can apply depending on whether you are using local guides or you are a Honduran citizen.

 


   
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