The fortress at Trujillo is a national heritage site that maybe the oldest settlement and fortress in Central America (Granada, Nicaragua was founded by Royal Spanish charter in the same year, however). Columbus himself had first set foot here, and Cortez ordered that a supply settlement be founded here. Thus, Trujillo was also the first Spanish...more
We hired a boat and crew to take us snorkeling out over some shallow reefs known as Cayo Blanco. These are definitely in need of preservation, but are well worth the dive time. See my iPhone videos for this. The price of the boat trip was about $70- for maybe 3 hours. It's important to bring your own snorkel, mask, and fins from the USA, although...more
The parish church at Trujillo was once the Bishopric of Honduras, although the original structure must have vanished with some pirate invasion since the current structure dates to 1930. Within the plaza are various memorials, the most notable of which is to Juan de Medina, 1525 founder and mayor of the city. Walking the cobblestone streets of the...more
Besides William Walker, this cemetery reportedly has the tombs of various pioneers of the settlement, and so is very old. The location is excellent and beautifully overrun by tropical flowers. Unfortunately the gate was locked at the time of our stopping by. Wander around uphill from the plaza, or ask locals for directions to this place.more
After you read this, you'll understand why I wanted to pay tribute to William Walker's site of execution and tomb. His spot of execution is marked with a concrete marker inside the fortress grounds, while his tomb is further in town at the city cemetery.William Walker was a dynamic and controversial Tennessee born lawyer, journalist, and adventurer...more
The admissions fee covers entrance to a small collection of artifacts found on the grounds of the museum archeologists. This research work revealed pottery fragments dating back to the Pre-Classic Mayan Period (1200 to 600BC). Ask the guard to turn-on the lights. There are actually two separate buildings, the newer one being devoted to cultural...more
The fisherman/boatman highly recommended this place, and he was on the money. The restaurant is on the beach just below the old fort, along with a couple of other places. El Delfin has plenty of room and so seating with a view of the water is easy. We came after dark, and during the meal the electricity failed. But, the restaurant was ready for...more
Dining can be added to the hotel bill, and we found it convenient to breakfast at the hotel, which was included. The dining room has a nice view of the ocean within the comfort of A/C, but the emptiness of the place made us feel lonely. Nothing special here, so we were never greatly impressed, but it was safe enough and adequate for our purposes,...more
Gifiti is a local beverage, white rum steeped in select herbs and spices. Find some, and prepare for a night you'll never remember.
Getting out to Trujillo from San Pedro Sula isn't likely to be much of a mud bath because the roads are mostly paved. But, from Trujillo to Santa Fe and Guadalupe, or anywhere else outside of Trujillo, the roads are sandy mud, and so the car is likely to need a bath. On the road leading into town, there are a couple of car washes, but I recommend the one that also changes oil. The oil change/wash place has a concrete ramp so that the underside of the vehicle can be thoroughly washed. We had lost a plastic skid plate on the road to Santa Fe, so I paid extra to a mechanic to fix that. Complete wash and vacuum, plus repair cost $15-. Besides the wash, I was able to watch taxis come and go in an effort to keep their equipment alive. Hertz never knew what tortures I put their car through during our two week adventure off-road in Honduras.