“The Lake” is a point of interest known worldwide among bird lovers. The Yojoa Lake basin is probably the basin with the greatest diversity of birds in all of Honduras. On the shore of the lake there are hotels with their own personality, and on the sides of the road there is a large number of restaurants and eateries where the main dish is the fried fish “lake style,” with sliced banana and pickled vegetables.
An estimated 500 species of birds occur in the basin each year, in an area of less than 1,000 km2. The basin has three main types of forests, plus the marshes and water mirror associated with the largest natural lake in the country. The lake is an ideal place for ecotourism activities, boat rides, and water sports such as jet skiing, regattas, kayaking and fishing.