Photo of the Day- The Banana Coast, Honduras

Our photo of the day comes from Honduras, namely what is called the Banana Coast. This photo taken at sunset exemplifies the natural beauty that can be found in the coastal town of Trujillo that dates back to 1524 when Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés. Cristóbal de Olid (1487-1524) founded the town. Olid was a Spanish adventurer, conquistador and rebel who played a part in the conquest of Mexico and Honduras. Cortés himself visited Trujillo after its founding. The location was strategic for Spanish interests in the New World

Today that strategic interest continues as Trujillo vies to be the next popular cruise port, breaking ground on a new 50,000-square-foot mainland cruise port, the first in Honduras.

The new port, set to open in 2012, is expected to create more than 3000 jobs and promote tourism to the Banana Coast as an alternative to Roatan, Honduras, Belize City, Belize, and Costa Maya and Cozumel both Mexican ports

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