Honduras Travel Guide

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Isla de Roatán

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Tela

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Copán

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Utila

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Tegucigalpa

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San Pedro Sula

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Trujillo

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Isla de Utila

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Omoa

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Gracias

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Santa Rosa de Copán

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Coyolito

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Amapala

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La Ceiba

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Valle de Ángeles

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La Campa

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Talgua

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Santa Lucía

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San Marcos de Colón

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San Lorenzo

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Sambo Creek

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Roatán Town

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La Esperanza

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Guanaja

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Camasca

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Brick Bay

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Barra Patuca

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Isla de Roatán

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  • Awesome island tours and BEST divemaster...

    Isla de Roatán Things to Do

    My family (two teens) went to Roatan in 2012 and dove with Cleve. We had such a great time we visited four more times in the last 4 years. He is an EXCELLENT divemaster (best and I dive all around the world). He's very safe, funny, caring, all around good Christian man. We know his family and kids and keeps up with mine on FB. He also does island...

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  • Infinity Bay Spa and Beach Resort

    Isla de Roatán Hotels

    West Bay Beach, Island of Roatan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Revitalization of Local Pottery Craft

    Isla de Roatán Shopping

    Lenca Pottery is unique for many reasons and buying one or more pieces during your visit to Roatan would be a great way to keep alive this art form and support a worthy enterprise. Named for the Lenca Indians who were one of the first known Honduran peoples, Lenca pottery is still made today by the descendants of these same people.The process of...

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Tela

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  • The Telamar area

    Tela Things to Do

    West of the former headquarters, you will find a whole neighborhood which once housed the US employees of United Fruit. The complex looks somewhat like a Southern military base.Part of the neighborhood has been turned into an upscale resort, the Villas Telamar. This is where the beach looks cleanest and safest.

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  • La Ensenada Beach Resort & Convention...

    Tela Hotels

    Bahia de Tela, Tela, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Bungalow - good food, good atmosphere,...

    Tela Restaurants

    We ate at the Bungalow in Tela. Its a small place that is a favorite with locals and expats alike. We wandered upon it and noticed the low prices. We asked a few expats that we ran into about it and everyone had great things to say. We loved our food and ended up staying for hours talking to Norman, the owner of the restaurant, from Louisiana. I...

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Copán

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  • Another view of the Ball Court

    Copán Things to Do

    The Ball Court inside the Copan Ruins is an interesting site. We were told by our guide that the Mayans used to play the Mesoamerican Ballgame. There are similar sites in other Mayan ruins and archaeologists have many theories around the use of them, not just as places to watch sport but also as places of ritual.

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  • Hotel Marina Copan

    Copán Hotels

    Copan Ruinas, Copan, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The King and I

    Copán Things to Do

    In the interior of the Copan Ruins there are many statues and archaeological sites that you can visit. This picture is taken of one of the ancient statues of a Mayan King and me :) This picture was taken during my first visit to Copan. I liked it so much I went twice!The Mayans used to make these statues in the image of their current King.

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Utila

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  • Don't Miss The Pizza

    Utila Restaurants

    There is always a mix of 3 day tourists, 3 month tourists and expats hanging out here. The 2 big screen TVs make watching the Soccer World Cup, Rugby World Cup or the Superbowl a fun experience. There's also a pool table and dart board. Pool tournament nights get entertaining. It's a laid back place with good food, good prices and great people from...

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  • Breakfast is a must at this restaurant!

    Utila Restaurants

    I had a tradtional honduran breakfast earlier this year and it was possibly the best breakfast I've ever had during my vacations in Utila. They offer REAL fruit juices and very good coffee. Finding this place is tricky because you cant see the restaurant sign from the Main Street. Utila is very small, so just ask for directions. Honduran Breakfast...

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  • Alton's Dive Center - Utila's Party Dive...

    Utila Things to Do

    I visited several dive shops before choosing Alton’s for an Advanced Open Water course. I was impressed with the staff’s professionalism and the condition of the scuba gear and boats. Those initial impressions all proved out; instructors were professional (some more than others); no equipment problems; new, first-rate boats.The only caveat is that...

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Tegucigalpa

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San Pedro Sula

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  • Great Sushi

    San Pedro Sula Restaurants

    Sorry, as of 2012 Bonsai is closed. Try either of the two Sushi Ito locations instead.Bonsai is a place I visit frequently when I am in San Pedro Sula. The sushi is always fresh and I always eat vast amounts of it. This is a two-story restaurant with exceptional service. Try the Titanic sushi boat- it is enough to fill up any party of four with a...

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  • Hilton Princess San Pedro Sula

    San Pedro Sula Hotels

    Great place, highly recommended. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the hotel is safe and secure....

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  • food of the town..

    San Pedro Sula Restaurants

    I recently traveled to san pedro sula for work , I must confess the food was awesome. There wasn't an item that I tried at any local restaurant that I didn't go WOW that tasted great.Looking forward to getting another round in this october.flexter

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Trujillo

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  • The Beaches of Trujillo

    Trujillo Things to Do

    Some of the best white sand beaches are in Trujillo. We didn't spend a lot of time laying on the beach because of overcast skies, as I recall, and because we opted for a boating activity and walk around town.

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  • Trujillo Fort

    Trujillo Things to Do

    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...

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  • Rental Car Wash

    Trujillo Transportation

    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...

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Isla de Utila

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  • ATMs in Utila - always get a receipt

    Isla de Utila Warnings and Dangers

    There are only two ATMs on Utila Island. Both are located on the Main Street, one is at the Banco Atlantida and the other is yards away near to the pharmacy. Both machines accept a wide variety of cards. Make sure that you always go for the option that gives you a receipt. At busy times it is possible for the ATMs to run out of money. This happened...

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  • Mango Inn

    Isla de Utila Hotels

    I had not pre- booked any accommodation for my stay in Utila and liked the look of this place. The...

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  • Insect repellent and After Bite are...

    Isla de Utila What to Pack

    If you visit Utila then there is a good likelihood that you will come across the sand flies. They are particulArly active both at dawn and dusk. I would recommend that you pack a insect repellent with a high DEET content and also something to soothe any bites. Whilst there are many ointments containing antihistamine or mild hydrocortisone, I...

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Omoa

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  • Information accuracy

    Omoa Warnings and Dangers

    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.

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  • Carribbean Cliffs Marine Club

    Omoa Hotels

    Acantilados Del Caribe

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • To and From Puerto Cortés

    Omoa Transportation

    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,...

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Gracias

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  • Walk Around Town

    Gracias Things to Do

    Gracias is a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone one-way streets which are definitely worth a walk. This tip was uploaded several years ago, and so I suppose it's timely that I remind new readers of my pioneering travel for VT in this tiny country. These tips and images were the first posted of this tourist town on VT.

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  • Iglesia Las Mercedes

    Gracias Things to Do

    The oldest church in Gracias is Iglesia Las Mercedes, dating back to 1611. It is a few blocks off from Parque Central. At the time I visited, it was closed, and mostly fenced off from tourists. The church was in obvious need of renovation, having weeds growing in its tower. A bell tower has two nice bronze bells hanging. Apparently it took 30 years...

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  • Parque Central Gracias

    Gracias Things to Do

    The Parque Central has the statue of Lempira, and other memorial statues and fountains under an arbor of old tropical trees. One of the more curious statues is apparently of Mary with baby Jesus, because the way she holds arms outstretched a sexualized infant is a very rare style of art. Closer examination reveals this is a Lion's Club statue to...

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Santa Rosa de Copán

  • Mercado

    Santa Rosa de Copán Things to Do

    Off the plaza, behind the cathedral is a market place. Step through the entrance into an enclosed patio area with a food concession at the center. Around the patio are colonial style business covered by tile roofs. I didn't see much worth buying for the tourist, however. This was apparently not the busiest of markets in the city.

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  • Colonial Street Architecture

    Santa Rosa de Copán Things to Do

    It's worth a few minutes to walk some side streets in Santa Rosa de Copan to shoot pictures of the brightly colored and sometimes restored colonial buildings. The narrow elevated sidewalks are sometimes filled with vendors, so expect to step into the traffic of these congested cobbled streets.

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  • One of the Decent Places to Dine in Town

    Santa Rosa de Copán Restaurants

    My wife ordered a very nice looking soup, while I ordered a beef dish. I can't recall to many of the details, but it seems we had chips and salsa. The food was good, and the well lit location on the second floor of a restored old colonial building was quite charming. The owners try to effect a contemporary design and play American music. There's a...

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Coyolito

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  • Ride the Ferryboat to Amapala

    Coyolito Things to Do

    Coyolito is the launch dock for boats going to various places on Isla El Tigre and even other islands in the Golfo de Fonseca. The easiest destination is Amapala on the Isla El Tigre.

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  • Bargaining for the Ferryboat Ride

    Coyolito Transportation

    The Coyolito-Amapala ferryboats are open boats with sun canopies that last about 15 minutes over the normally calm waters of the Golfo de Fonseca. Although prices are set, if you have 5 or more people, you may want to bargain with the boatman for the whole boat. Avoid paying too much, but it's cheap in any case. I can't even recall the price--150L...

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  • Parking the Rental Car Before the Ferry...

    Coyolito Transportation

    If you arrive by car in Coyolito, destine to Isla El Tigre, you will be parking your car in a secured covered lot. This is cheap and easy to do, but I recommend that you keep these issues in mind:1. There will be many parking vendors eager and rushing you into a deal. Stop, look at the beauty of the water, and then take your time as you bargain for...

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Amapala

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  • Money Exchange in Amapala

    Amapala General

    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...

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  • Favorite Hang-out for Those Traveling...

    Amapala Restaurants

    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

    Amapala Restaurants

    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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La Ceiba

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  • The Ferry to Islas de la Bahía

    La Ceiba Transportation

    Usually you will navigate to Roatán, although there are also ferries to other smaller islands. Do not book in advance, just in the morning go to the port of Ceiba and buy the ticket; there are always plenty of seats.

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  • The Lodge At Pico Bonito

    La Ceiba Hotels

    AP 710, La Ceiba, 31101, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Some cabs are armed

    La Ceiba Transportation

    One night my friend and I left the club to get a ride home, the cab driver didn't have any change once we reached our home, so he charged us double to get change from the cab. The only way he got away with it was because he pulled a GUN on us. Seriously, be careful with these cab drivers, especially at night.

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Valle de Ángeles

  • One of the Best Souvenir Shops in All...

    Valle de Ángeles Shopping

    The fellow in this shop was educated and spoke excellent English, so we learned a lot from him about Honduras, Tegus, El Tigre National Park, and Valle de Angeles. He was proud that his shop was one of the few certified to get Mahogany and Cedar from sustainable forests in Honduras, since over logging of Honduran mahogany is endangering the...

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  • Only Place Open on Christmas Eve

    Valle de Ángeles Restaurants

    We found all the normal tourist places closed by the time we got to dinner, which was around 8pm on Christmas Eve. However, down the street there was a restaurant with a rotisserie of chicken outside that appeared very popular with the locals. We had no choice but to dine here in this dimly lit restaurant with lacquered Honduran mahogany tables. We...

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  • Narrow Cobblestone Streets of the Pueblo

    Valle de Ángeles Things to Do

    There are plenty of shops and other businesses that normally cater to tourists, but on Christmas morning, they were mostly closed and still asleep inside the mixed use buildings. We found a mural that was locally painted...

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