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Honduras still has a long way to go in terms of attracting health travelers compared to neighbors such as Costa Rica. Still, there are decent wellness retreats in a few parts of the country and a few blips on the radar for what is on the way.

The mountains in the west, once the land of the Mayas, are the center of spiritual and wellness tourism in the country. The Hacienda San Lucas, near Copán, often holds comprehensive yoga and spiritual-cleansing retreats led by internationally renowned names in the field, while the hills outside of Copán and the Gracias area are becoming more and more known for their hot springs. American Wendy Green has Ashtanga yoga classes open to the public at her riverside studio, Casa Verde (no phone; www.wendygreenyoga.com) near La Ceiba in the Rio Cangrejal sector of Parque Nacional Pico Bonito, and also organizes intensive raw-food and wellness retreats. Earth Mama's (tel. 504/9607-0704; www.earthmamasroatan.com) on Roatán's West End also offers daily yoga sessions. Near Tegucigalpa, Yoga's Garden Spa (tel. 504/2236-9139; www.yogasgardenspa.com) holds regular yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and belly-dancing classes, as well as offers full spa services.

On the Bay Islands, several resorts have added spas, and in recent years, the range of treatments and services has grown significantly. Most of the best spas are concentrated on Roatán such as Barefoot Cay, Baan Suerte, and Sante Spa, though Utopia Village on Utila also offers wellness packages.

Expect all this to change, though, when several new major luxury resorts and spas are built on the Bay Islands in the next couple of years.

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.