Saturday, June 13, 2015

Yojoa Lake & Bay Islands - Honduras

The last 2 cards sent by Wilmer. 

Foto: Juan Bendeck
Lake Yojoa is the largest lake in Honduras with a surface area of 79 square kilometers (30.50 mi²) and an average depth of 15 meters (50 ft). At an altitude of 700 meters (2,300 ft), it lies in a depression formed by volcanoes. The Lake Yojoa volcanic field consists of Pleistocene to Holocene scoria cones, craters, and lava flows.
Lake Yojoa is a popular fishing destination and the surrounding area has a rich biodiversity, almost 400 species of birds and 800 plant species have been identified in the region. - in: wikipedia

Spectacular diving and snorkeling draws visitors from around the world to the three Bay Islands (Islas de la Bahía) – Roatán, Utila and Guanaja – between 25 and 50km off the north coast of Honduras. Their reefs are part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world, and teem with fish, coral, sponges, rays, sea turtles and even whale sharks. - in:

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