4) Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
This is really one of the most spectacular places in the world for coral reef systems and clear waters. Part of the large Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Cochinos Cays, as it is also known, is made up of two small islands and 13 small cays, or banks, of coral. The waters are fiercely protected by the Honduran government; and for this reason, the surrounding environment has remained pristine, regarded by marine biologists and ecologists alike as the least contaminated, and the most undisturbed coral reef in the entire area. National Geographic suggested “the waters are a dream”, giving you some idea of the nearly immaculate state of the Cayos. There are no roads on the island, which means no cars and also no bikes. The pace is slow, and there are few tourists, making it the Cayos Cochinos one of the most beautiful, untouched places to enjoy the sea at its clearest and finest.
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