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Tegucigalpa is far from a major golfing destination, but it does have a small, 9-hole course, considered one of the best in the country. The Villa Elena Country Club (tel. 504/2224-0400; www.villaelena.synthasite.com) is 9km (5 1/2 miles) north of the capital on the road to San Pedro Sula, and in a new residential and ecological reserve area. On the premises are a Mexican restaurant, a bar, and tennis courts.

For the best views of the city, hike up the steep twisting Paseo La Leona of Barrio Buenos Aires, which features a small, grassy park with benches, a playground, and a small cafe. There are a few interesting colonial mansions bordering the park, though all are private residences. If you want to save your strength, you can take a taxi there and walk back down to the center (just avoid doing so after dark).

For yoga classes and spa retreats, there's Yoga's Garden Spa (Carretera a Valle de Angeles Km. 5 1/2; tel. 504/2236-9139; www.yogasgardenspa.com). The well-organized complex in a forested setting outside of the city holds regular yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and belly-dancing classes, as well as offering full spa services. Call ahead for hours and prices or to make a reservation.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.