Omoa is nice to walk around. And if you walk out of the city, you'll find the two nice waterfalls across the road to Puerto Cortés-Corinto. I didn't take pictures because I didn't want to carry camera and other stuff around. The beach that you can get to turning right on the main street right by the Fortress is great, too, and misteriously deserted...more
Huge and restored Spanish fortress with a fine museum attached to it included in the entrance fee.The big fort you'll see is, in fact, the second reicarnation of the structure, that happened in the second half of the XVIII century. It was an important por for the Spanish, due to the proximity with what is nowadays Belize, that was a safe port for...more
As Omoa has been an important port for the transport of valuable goods (i.e. gold and silver) the town has been a constant target of British pirates. Therefore the Spaniards decided to protect the port by building this impressive fortress. Construction began in 1752 under the leadership of Diez Navarro. For the construction they used slaves from...more
Acantilados Del Caribe
Good for: Families
I was very surprised to see a Swiss running a restaurant in a small and sleepy village in Honduras. It is rigt on the beach and has a beautiflu setting. The whole restaurant is decorated with huge psoters from Switzerland, very surreal, especially if you are Swiss like me...
The seafood is excellent, and there are also some rooms to rent if you want to crash.
If you arrived in Puerto Cortés by bus from Tela or San Pedro Sula, you just have to change the bus at the terminal - which is not more than a parking lot. Drivers will help. The journey is short, something about half an hour. You can take the buses to Corinto, too, but then you'll have to walk all the way from the road along the main street. Well,...more
I'm not sure if this shouldn't be posted as a warning and danger tip. But taxis in Honduras are not always up to date. When we went to Omoa from Puerto Cortez we had this old wreck. It sounded as if it won't make it the 20 kilometres and the interior was more than run-down. On one door the lining missed completely.But after some bargaining the...more
If you want to get to Belize from Honduras, a fast way is to go by boat. It will take you a few hours and it costs about 40 dollars. It's not a very comfortable trip, but you'll find it worth it once you arrive in Placencia!!Warning; the boat only goes once a week. We went on monday, but please check before you leave!! Another thing you want to...more
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My tips here and of any guide book may be innacurate, since things are changing and Honduras has been improving a lot its systems of transportation, which is excellent news. So, you had better check locally for any information on transport to/from and around.