Amapala Travel Guide

  • Architecture of Amapala
    Architecture of Amapala
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  • Band Music in Amapala
    Band Music in Amapala
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  • Things to Do
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Amapala Things to Do

  • Other Activity Near Amapala

    Not all activity is not centered in Ampala, which gets pretty quiet during hot mid-afternoon. There's a cemetery and plenty of fisherman and subsistence farming along the shoreline area near Amapala. I was sick, so I missed an opportunity to visit other beaches and parts of El Tigre beyond what I show here. One of the better boat launch spots for...

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  • Great Views from Amapala

    Besides the colorful colonial architecture, views of the water and volcanic islands appear everywhere from Amapala which is on a hilly foot of the volcano of Isla El Tigre.

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  • Portraits of Amapala

    This is a good place to shoot people pictures, since everyone seemed to have plenty of time, and the colorful buildings make for great backgrounds. I use a portable printer to give 4x6 prints to my subjects as a way to motivate smiles. My wife provides moral support to keep parents smiling.

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  • Amapala Plaza and Church

    The best paved road, which is also a divided boulevard, leads from the waterfront to the plaza which on a broad flat spot an a hill. There's a fountain in the plaza and plenty of place for children to play. But the Cathedral faces east toward the water rather than north to the plaza. There's also some important government palacios up here, the...

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  • Restored Historic Waterfront

    The waterfront at Amapala recently completed a restoration project that is quite impressive. It's down in this area where the best restaurants are located, but at the time of our visit still remained mostly empty of foot traffic.

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  • Cuban Liberator's Family Lived Here

    A generalisimo Baez, who was born in the Dominican Republic, and became a liberator of Cuba during the 19th century, apparently lived nearly a decade in this house near Amapala's waterfront. In fact, his son, and grandchildren continued to live here until this plate was commemorated.

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Amapala Restaurants

  • Favorite Hang-out for Those Traveling...

    There's a historic colonial era hotel in severe need of rehabilitation down on the waterfront, where a lot of motor taxis hang out. Despite it's run-down atmosphere, or perhaps because of it, this place is a major stop for breakfast and for those wanting to stock up on beer or bottled water on their way off the pier. We were recommended this place...

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  • Seafood at the Waterfront

    Surprisingly, this is the only place on the waterfront in Amapala, and it's closed in the morning, but it's a great place for dinner, fortunately. We had jumbo shrimp sautéed garlic and olive oil. I drank a beer. Prices are reasonable.

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Amapala Transportation

  • Three and Four Wheelers on the Island

    Besides the motor scooter three wheelers so commonplace in Honduras, there are also pick-up trucks to transport people and luggage around the island. We found two scooters more expensive than the pick-up for hauling our bags and ourselves around the island, so bargain hard.

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  • Ferry to Coyolito

    Boats from Coyolito tend to drop off in the afternoon at the main port in Amapala, but often it's easier to catch a boat from another beach a mile south of town. Ask the hotel about this to clarify the details. Price to and from Coyolito by these boats is the same rate. Your hotel can also arrange for pick up at the Amapala port for a trip around...

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    by atufft Written Jan 15, 2012

    Favorite thing: In its hey day, Amapala had plenty of banks, but not it has none, so come to the island prepared. However, if you need to change some dollars, go to a woman who owns a beverage distribution warehouse just a block up the main boulevard from the pier across from the Hey Mister disco club. Going up the hill from the pier, it will be on the right. Ask around for the Pepsi distributor, everyone knows this place. The lady will swap Lempiras for dollars, but at a lower rate than on the mainland. The hotels will also change money, but maybe at a worse rate. Sorry no photo of this place.

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