The international press has had a field game naming San Pedro Sula the Murder Capital of Honduras. Unfortunately, the local press has jumped on the band wagon and helped them position the city as such. But is San Pedro Sula the murder capital of the World? I lived in San Pedro Sula from 1995 through 2002. […]
Top places to visit and discover in Honduras
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.
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?
If you do plan to travel to Honduras, I would like to share some travel tips to make your time in Honduras special. First of all, you should decide if your travel to Honduras will be part of a larger trip to other Central American countries, such as Guatemala or Nicaragua.
Are looking for things to do in Tegucigalpa? Consider a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Suyapa. The Shrine consists of two different buildings. The huge, modern Basilica, and the small original church. People from all over Honduras make a pilgrimage here on the 3rd of February.
There are two main routes for travelers crossing into Honduras from Guatemala. One of them follows the Caribbean Coast, through the Corinto Border over the Motagua River. As a general rule, travel from Rio Dulce to La Ceiba uses this route.
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.
Although a small country, Honduras has a huge diversity. Planning the perfect vacation in Honduras can be tricky if you do not have much time. In my opinion, the top sites to visit in Honduras are the following:
Did you know that the second largest Central America Convention Facilities are in Honduras? Yes, who would have thought so? I bet you thought I was going to say Costa Rica or Guatemala did you not?
There is a lot more to Utila than party and getting your divers course taken care of. Are you considering a visit to the island and are looking for the best place where to stay in Utila? I am happy to provide the following tips.