Surrounded by beautiful mountains and pristine rivers Gracias is a destination to be discovered by the international tourism.
It takes just a quick walk around Gracias to discover beautiful views and magical landscapes.
After the Independence from Spain the City lost a lot of the former influence although it briefly served as Honduras capital in the 1863 under President Jose Maria Medina. During Medina administration the Saint Cristobal Fort was built to honor his friend and former Honduras President Juan Lindo who was buried at the Fort.
In 1915 a earthquake destroyed most of the city forcing the locals to move temporarily to El Refugio Village after a few years they returned to the City to begin reconstruction.
Today the city preserves its small town feel. Gracianos are very friendly people and the visitor can expect to be greeted on the streets and be offered help if they are lost or if they ask for directions to a place.
Gracias offers many attractions including warm springs, sight seeing, hiking, cultural tours and it just a few kilometers form the City is Mount Celaque National Park the tallest mountain in Honduras that is home to many endangered species including the elusive quetzal, monkeys, tapirs, etc, beautiful cascades and exotic orchids.
The current populations is about 30,000 people. The city is very safe and there are several nice hotels and restaurants with all of the amenities including satellite TV, wireless internet access, hot water, air conditioning etc.