Many travelers that are exploring Central America are set on not visiting Honduras. The main reason is that they have read that Honduras is not safe. The truth, is that there are many safe destinations in Honduras that you can visit without a problem or putting yourself at risk.
Let’s face it, Honduras has a terrible safety reputation. The USA government issues travel warnings that are completely out of place and scare travelers. Honduran press does not help.
There is no question that the La Ceiba Carnival is the biggest party in Honduras. Many people compare it to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. But is the La Ceiba Carnival the Honduran Mardi Gras? This year, 2017, the Carnival will take place on Saturday May 20. The event starts with a big parade down San Isidro Avenue.
The term, Banana Republic was coined in Trujillo, Honduras. It was first used by US writer “O Henry” during his exile in Honduras. O. Henry’s real name was William Sydney Porter. Porter was indicted in 1896 for embezzlement and escaped to Honduras. While in Honduras he wrote Cabbages and Kings.
Many travelers visiting Central America become nervous when they read the travel warnings that their governments post about Honduras. The following questions always arise: Is it safe to travel to Honduras? Which places are safe and which are not? Is it worth the risk of visiting Honduras despite the travel warnings?
I met Dr. Sebi at the USHA village about 20 years ago. He was already an old man, over 70 years old. Yet he was active and very eloquent. He was born Alfredo Bowman in the town of Ilanga, Colon, on the north coast of Honduras.
This month, I took a trip to Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge with some guests. The Refuge is about 30 km. West of La Ceiba, following the CA13 highway in direction of San Pedro Sula. Cuero y Salado is a marine estuary, formed by the Cuero and Salado Rivers.
You see, Marty, and his friend Ginsky spent a year in Utila. They had such a blast, they decided to share their experience by producing a video. The video, titled “If you come to Utila” was a grand success and went viral as soon as it was uploaded to UTube.
Honduras, as well as most of the world celebrates New Years with passion. Contrary to Christmas in Honduras, the New Year celebration in Honduras is a time to spend with friends. Those that stay home usually organize a party and invite their friends.
Twenty-three years ago, I executed my own escape and moved further south. I have been a resident in Honduras since 1993!