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.
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:
The Old Expatriates Bar and Grill is now 0101. It turns out that as of 2017 this new establishment is now open in the same locale. Although it might seem like an unlikely name for a bar and restaurant, it makes a lot of sense.
The Megaplaza mall offers the biggest cluster of ATM machines in La Ceiba! You are sure to find one that will work with your card here! The mall has another added benefit: security. You can take care of your banking needs more at ease. It beats walking in and out of a lonely area after you withdrew some cash.
Plaza Café, one of the leading, upscale, gourmet coffee shops in Honduras has opened its doors in La Ceiba. Plaza Café now has locations in three different cities. Gracias Lempira, Santa Rosa de Copan and La Ceiba!
If you get stuck, and absolutely need to travel, head for the airport if you are in La Ceiba or Roatan. The airlines usually provide extra departures when the demand increases due to the closing of the port
There is a new popular trend in Honduras. Many of the top coffee producers are now opening up their own gourmet coffee shops and serving their coffee.
Most are traveling through La Ceiba on a budget, and consider that its best to skip La Ceiba and head on to the islands. Let’s face it, the islands are a Paradise, the most affordable Caribbean Paradise you can find. BIG MISTAKE!