The ‘ultra-luxury’ Pico Bonito Lodge is one of Central America’s hottest new birding destinations, a paradise that’s home to half of Honduras’s 700 bird species, including the brilliant Lovely Cotinga. Collared Aracaris, Keel-billed Toucans and Red-capped Manakins add their own splashes of color to the lodge’s beautiful gardens.
Situated between two fast-moving rivers—the Coloradito and the Corinto—the luxury lodge nestles in the lap of Pico Bonito National Park, where 270,000 acres of tropical rainforest rise from near sea level to the 8,000-foot peak that gives the park its name. Much of this land is unexplored and unexploited. Jaguars and Pumas still hunt here as Spider Monkeys bounce through the trees.