Trujillo is a small beach town in the north east of Honduras in the state of Colon. There is a beautiful beach front area with wonderful seafood restaurants and bars. The town is situated on the hill above the beach.
If you come to Honduras, of course there are tourist places to see and visit. However, if you want to see how the REAL Hondurans live, get a map of Honduras, pick a small town, and go there. You´ll surely see how the people really live. Honduran people are very friendly and have alot of Hospitality. One time my family and I went with my Honduran Goddaughter and her mom to there families house. It was a mud house, mostly mud floor, with the usual cement stove. The people didn´t have lawn chairs or any chairs for that matter (except for the 2 wooden ones) but hauled out the old sofa and matching chair on their lawn for us to sit. We drank the usual Guado drink and had beans and rice. My family was impressed and still come back because of the warm, friendly, hospitality!
It’s a bit out of the way but Roatan has the only Iguana Farm on the island. The drive to the farm from the West End itself is interesting in itself. The Farm is a local man’s attempt to keep Roatan’s Iguana population intact. While Iguana’s are suppose to be a protected species many locals kill them for their meat.
For more pictures and info see the Iguana Farm TravelLog
Agua Caliente is a hot spring resort hotel near the Pech village of Silin, about 7 Km west of Trujillo. It is in a very peaceful hilly country setting. You can use the hot pools and get a complete massage for about $10. I paid extra because Lastenia spent a lot of extra time on my shoulder which I had injured in a bicycle accident in Tela. Lastenia is a really gifted masajista, with very strong hands. I called her 'Manos de gracia'.
Agua Caliente has very nice large rooms with two double beds, AC, TV, etc for about $26 per night, including use of the hot pools; less by the week. They also have a restaurant. A great place for someone who needs to relax for a while. I just came during the day twice, soaked, and hiked the surrounding hills.
Central America Spanish School, Utila. I had a very good experience there. The teachers come from La Ceiba and spend the week. My teacher, Yadira, is an excellent teacher and a very special person. One-on-one lessons are very inexpensive. Smiling here are Angél, Nolvia, me, and Yadira.
San Alejo is located about 30 minutes drive from Tela. It is a small village and the site where palm trees are grown for the production of maseca which is a type of fat used in nearly all cooking in Honduras. You can get to San Alejo by taking the bus from Tela to Progresso and telling the driver you want to get off at San Alejo. From there you follow a dirt road for about 30mins before turning the corner into the village itself. Keep an eye out for coral snakes (black/white and red striped) as these live in the palm trees that are on either side of the road. I only ever saw 3 alive in the year and a half I was there but they are poisoness. There is a perimeter fence around the main part of the village and in the centre, past the school are the club rooms. Here is where you will find good meals at reasonable prices as well as a swimming pool and outdoors area. San Alejo is definately worth a day trip even just to go and have a look at the factory where they harvest the maseca.
Some of the other teachers and I searched for Petroglyphs less than an hour outside of Tegucigalpa on the road towards Choluteca. You need to turn left where the road to Ojojona goes right. After turning around many times, asking anyone we saw, and finally discounting anything the book said, we found them with the help of a guide from a nearby house. It was a beautiful walk to get the caves and figures carved into the stone walls. They say they are ancient, but we weren´t given specifics.
Cayos Cochinos. Make no mistake - THIS IS A PARADISE off the coast from La Ceiba. 13 different keys or small islands. Hard to get to but well worth your trouble. Travel to a place called Armenia (on the road to Trujillo) and arrange the crossing from there. The cost is about $ 30 US per boat - return. It's a simple fishing boat.
Cayos Cochinos have been declared a Biological Reserve by the gov. of Honduras. Number of things you cannot do there. You will love it. May want to live with a Garifuna family for a while.
When in La Ceiba try to see the following:
1).Rio Maria (take a bus for Sambo creek)
2).Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge (33 km. from L.C. on Caribbean shore)
3).Congrejal River Rafting (some best white water rafting in C.America)
4).Butterfly and Insect Museum (5000 butterflies and more)
5).Pico Bonito cloud Forest
6).Villa Rhina (H-wy towards Jutiapa), great restaurant,bar,hotel and fresh mountain water ponds.
7).Playa Peru (across from Villa Rhina Club)
Picture of a sunset ( from my/your window ). ROATAN is by far the most diverse and a major island of the Islas de la Bahia in Honduras
Iguana farm - Roatan. There is a guy on the island of Roatan who is trying to save iguanas, (they are - unfortunately for them - considered a cullinary delicacy) sheltering and feeding them at his ranch. One can see up to 300 hundred of them at lunch time at a time!
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I'LL BE VISITING HONDURAS THE LAST COUPLE DAYS IN OCTOBER, 2001. I'LL POST PHOTOS AND TRAVEL QUIPS WHEN I RETURN! IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE ENJOY READING ABOUT THE HIGHPOINT OF THE COUNTRY: CERROS DE CELAQUE. ELEVATION HAS BEEN VARIOUSLY GIVEN AS 2827, 2849, AND 2870 METERS: The climb isn't easy. Until this year, when Peace Corps volunteer Bill Jackson of North Carolina and others helped by flagging to the top of the trail -- getting lost themselves for two hours one day in the process -- it was hard to find the way up.
Now that the flags are in place, the only problems are breathing and keeping the legs and hands working to get you all the way to the top, even crawling at times.
Celaque hasn't always been a national park, and it still doesn't have the total respect of many who live in its shadows. Deforestation continues, especially on the east, west and north, to make room for coffee plantations. Fuentes has spent nearly his entire 43 years in the incredible natural beauty here, other than a year he worked as a bricklayer in San Pedro Sula. 'In San Pedro, it's like you're in prison,' he said, referring to the violence there that forces people to stay indoors.
He also works as a park guide. He learned a lot a few years back when he accompanied forestry researchers and biologists from other countries and the national university, who made several fact-gathering trips to the park over a two-year period.
Fuentes uses that knowledge to take people to the top or on animal- or bird-watching trips. He charges Lps. 100 ($11) for the entire day.
It's best to climb the two hours from Gracias to the visitor center and spend the first night. Fuentes collects the $10 a person for a bunk in one of the cabins there, which include a place to cook food. Hikers should carry their own food and bedding -- it's cool here. There is water but no electricity.
The next day, those heading for the top should leave by 6 or 7 a.m. The climb takes six hours or so and the descent another three hours, although there are camps up above. For the less-adventurous, the second night can be spent at the cabin to arrive fresh in Gracias the next morning, or the hiker can head on back, arriving in town just about nightfall.
Lago Yojoa...went there for a couple of days this past March. Most amazing inland lake between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa (around 2 hours from either). Beautiful scenery, great fishing and fish eating, excellent birding, Pulhapanzak??? Falls....largest waterfalls in Honduras, cheap lodging (aournd $30/nite for lakeside cabin sleeping up to 8 @ Agua Azul. Definitely worth a couple of days if just to eat Black Bass (pescado frito entero)
The picture is from downtown Tegucigalpa and it might belong in another category, but on the other hand the city is a little bit off the beaten path in the world today.
The area of San Lorenzo is a very dry region on the south coast of Honduras. It was one the most devastated part of the country by the Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
san pedro sula: a nice coastal city with some nice 'colonial' remains. the climate has created a nickname for this place: san pedro sauna
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