By far my favourite place in the mesmerising Central American republic of Honduras, this Caribbean delight boasts not only an intriguing local culture yet an abundance of breathtaking natural beauty.
Located within a bay (La Bahía de Tela) in the Atlantída Department of Honduras, Tela sits close to both the larger city of La Ceiba and the Bay Islands. Patrolled by European Buccaneers (particularly the British) during the 16/17th centuries, many a famous name has set foot here, the infamous Welsh Privateer Sir Henry Morgan being one such character.
The centre of Tela is whereupon one encounters a large Dome construction which rests in the middle of a public seating area - called 'El Parque'. The Park boasts some carefully arranged flora, an attractive array of trees and flowers surrounding the Dome.
Tela, a city which hustles and bustles by day to then party by night, is a safe haven free from gang violence which has ruined the reputation of Honduras. Having said that though, I've lived here almost two years and have not seen even a cat fight. This is a beautiful and safe nation. Tela serves as a striking example.