is a small archipelago lying just off the coast of La Ceiba. Consisting of two small islands and 13 tiny sand cays, the whole group of islands is under a protected status. The smaller of the two islands is used exclusively as a center for scientific investigation; the larger one has a small Garifuna Community, known as East End.
It is considered that most of the natural wealth of the Cochinos keys lies below the surface of the sea, since they are surrounded by one of the most impressive barrier coral reefs and the second largest in the world: the Meso-American Barrier.
Highlights: Yucatan Vireo, White Crowned Pigeon, Hog-nosed Boa, Spiny tailed Iguana, Black and White Owl, and lunch.