While most of the Honduran tourism seems to centre around ruins and islands, hiking is becoming more popular. With a range of accommodation options and plenty of cafes and restaurants, the sleepy mountain village of Gracias is quickly becoming the base for this burgeoning industry. Surrounded by a number of national parks, like Celaque National Park, visitors have their choice of wilderness experience. And after the hike, a number of natural hot springs, like Posada Aguas Termales, await to wash away the aches and pains. With a combination of clean air, colonial architecture and access to unspoilt nature, Gracias will not be a hidden treasure for long.