Truly one of the last frontiers of Central America the department of Gracias a Dios offers an immense amount of biological diversity. The entire department encompasses roughly 14,350 square kilometers and is comprised of a variety of biotypes. From the sky the landscape of eastern Honduras appears fairly homogenous.
This perception is changed after spending time on the ground. The coastal areas contain stands of mangrove and extensive beds of sea-grass.
Tropical lagoons and mangrove swamps along the northern and eastern coast, savannahs, and pine forest within the interior of the department provide contrast to the wet lowland rainforest that extend to the Rio Coco in the south. Despite the abundant amount of biodiversity, the Mosquitia still remains the least visited area of Honduras.