My son and I are going to Pena Blanca Honduras to put together a volunteer project setting up solar for a rural health clinic. We will need to stay at least a night or two in San Pedro Sula then go to the sight. It looks like we will be near Largo Yojas. Anyone been there? We should be done scoping our project in a day or two and would like to travel around for a few days before leaving. Is three or four days enough time to go from San Pedro to Isla de Roatan? Any suggestions on where to stay in San Pedro and Roatan?
should I bring gifts for the local people?
What should I expect? Her family appear to be well off her Father is the head of a sugar company
Greetings friends, anyone have the latest on buses from Copan Ruinas to Guatamala City..any night buses..thank you!
Has any one ever traveled to santa barbara
HI - I need a quick answer! I am in Ocotal, Nicaragua, near Las Manos, with luggage, and not so young - but an intrepid traveler. However, I do not want to destroy myself totally! Instead of the moving prison of a Ticabus or something of that sort, I am thinking of busing from Las Manos (I might have to take a taxi, the local buses being extremely crowded, with no place for a suitcase) - then on to Comayagua for a couple of nights. Has anyone done this? I read one internet posting that the change in Tegu to the appropriate bus station sound dreadful. I need some experienced advice, please! thank you!
I will be in Honduras in one month's time, driving a rental saloon car. Part of my itinerary involves driving from Olanchito to Valle de Angeles. From a map, the quickest route appears to be taking the road south-west from Olanchito through Yoro but, for most of its length this road seems to be a dirt road. My question is "will it be OK to drive with a saloon car on this road? Many thanks.
Should i be concerned for her safety?
Does anyone know how much Taxi/private transportation from Tegucialpa to Copan would cost? and also if I can get it from Tegucigalpa airport after arrival or have to book in advance? Any suggestions on where and how to book. Thanks
Hi, I am wondering if I fly in to SPS and see Copan and/or la ceiba and then we make our way to Guatemala and make some stops there.
Is this asking too much or pretty doable without feeling totally on the move all the time?
Hey guys and gals, I need some help deciding my next trip or two. First of let me give you all some background so you can get a feel for what I enjoy. My wife and I are both in our late mid 20's, no kids and live in California. We love to do all things outdoors and love trying new things and going on adventures. I feel like I just filled out an online dating profile......Anyways we have traveled a bit over the last few years, making it to a few parts in Mexico, some Caribbean islands, Belize, Fiji, and each of the Hawaiian islands a few times. Through these travels we have found many things that we like and many things that we have not. Starting off with the diving, obviously that is one of the best parts of the trips and I feel it will be hard to beat what we saw in Fiji and the Rainbow reef and shark dive. We love all of the "off the beaten path" non tourist stuff that we found in Belize and Fiji. I did find that Mexico and the Caribbean islands we went to were just too touristy and everything was overpriced because ship loads of people show up to snorkel and zipline. I loved that I was able to explore the country in Fiji and Belize and still feel safe yet have a sense of adventure because of the culture. We're not huge fans of big cities while on trips either. Hawaii has been amazing each time we have been there but we want to try someplace new. Like I said before we love to dive, fish, snorkel and pretty much do anything in the warm ocean water, which is why I'm hesitant to travel to a place like New Zealand where there may not be as much time spent in the water. That being said, we also loved spending time in the jungle of Belize and seeing all of the wildlife and doing the hikes(most of which aloud us to be the only ones on the trail). So a good mix would be awesome. Lodging should be nice but doesn't have to be 5 star. Pretty much we want to do lots of stuff besides just sit on a beach and have a great adventure doing things we will be talking about for years to come! We have kind of looked into Honduras(Utila and Roatan), Costa Rica and Australia but are not stuck on just those destinations. Looks like we be able to travel about 8-10 days in April and then 14ish days in late July or early August. Any info or ideas would be great!
What is the easiest/cheapest way to get to Utila from Trujillo?
Does any one knows how much you have to have if you drive a small car from USA to honduras ? or email me at [email] thank you
I land at San Pedro Sula at 3pm, without baggage. Is it possible to leave right away for Copan Ruinas? Is there any bus leaving say at 5pm?
I am moving to La Campa Honduras in June, I have been there a few times, and when I went this area seemed really safe but i just wanted to make sure, I will be going with my wife (25) and two kids a 2 year old and a 1 year old.
I was also wondering about the house rental in this area I will be using a very well known interrupter if you are wondering where la campa is it is around the Gracias, Lempira area about 4ish hours from San Pedro Sula.
Thanks for any help with this
Does anyone know how to get to La Ceibe from San Pedro without taking the bus? Possibly private drivers or charter flights? We arrive at 11:30 am (April 25, 2013) and there are no planes available by carriers. We are two female travelers.
my daughter is planning a trip to hondoras in jan2013 ,how safe is it when you have two small children a 1yr and 4 yr old she has never traveled and this is where she wants to go to meet inlaws that live there.i am worried can someone give me a honest answer
Does anybody have any experience flying with Aerolines SOSA?
I am thinking about booking a flight from San Pedro Sula to Utila, but I do not know if this is a good idea.
I will be traveling to Central America this summer on a backpacking trip and will spending alot of time in guatamala and honduras. My question is how safe is it to travel honduras in particular I have heard to be unstable and unsafe lately. Do any of you guys have knowledge of this situation? Thanks!
Is there a ferry service or boat taxi from Roatan to Utila?
Ok, my husband, grown son and I are traveling to Honduras and now, after reading state Dept. warnings I am terrified.We plan on driving from airport in a rental car to Copan Ruinas ( how can we go to Honduras and not see Copan) back to airport and fly over to Roatan. What should I really be worried about? Does anyone have any good suggestions for avoiding problems? jane
What is the best way to travel from San Pedro Sula (Honduas) to Rio Ducle (Guatemala).
How long does it take?
Has anyone travelled to the Mosquitia and Olancho area? I didn't even know about it until I started reading a travel book. Apparently it's still very unspoiled territory, and sounds interesting and adventurous. Maybe too adventurous, I'm not sure, but my interest has been piqued, at least as part of my vacay.
Hello fellow travelers. I am planning a trip to Honduras this Jan through Feb. When looking at all the pictures of places to go, I feel swamped. They all look amazing. But if I were to get some recommendations to narrow it down to say 10, then we could plan our trip a little better.
We want to travel cheaply, not quite hostel status though, I like adventuring on foot, beaches, snorkeling, eating fresh foods, living like the locals. I avoid the most touristy places.
Help me travelers!
Sorry, I forgot, but it seems to me that at least one person recommended a rental car. Normally, I'm a chicken bus rider, not a rental car fan (I'm a truck driver and normally I don't like to drive when not working). But, we have the credit card reward points, its seems, and I'm thinking we might actually be able to get around a little quicker if I drive. I don't want to cut ourselves out of adventure due to anchoring ourselves to a rental car though, and in some places rental cars invite thieves....
Hello everybody, I am a solo traveller who is planning a trip to central and south america. What i really want to do is go to the moskitia region in honduras and carribean coast of nicaragua, but from what i see this is very expensive indeed. Everywhere is suggesting on going on an organised trip, but this is going to cost at least £500 just for a week!
So i was thinking that it might be better to travel into the region through public transport or getting a few lifts off the locals, and hike around he region by myself. Of course, this may not be possible in areas where the paths arnt clearly marked. So then i was hoping i could just get a well informed local to take me into the jungle and highlands for a small fee and also have a homestay for a small fee as well. Can this be done? or do you HAVE TO go on an organised tour and lose a great load of cash?
My boyfriend takes a big trip every december...this year he'd like to take me to Honduras, but neither of us know where to start...where do we go, mainland or island, etc. We would like to stay someplace nice, but affordable. We want beach, mainly but would also like to be close to restaurants or places for a few drinks.We'd like to stay at one place, not move around or anything, but find a place that 'has it all' so to speak? We are BIG divers and anything adventurous...any suggestions. We want to travel at the end of the year.
Since the Dec waters off the bay islands is typically choppy, and because I really like cultural stuff, I've a new found desire to visit the Garfuna people with in the Mosquito Coast region. I've looked a Google maps and can't find even the smallest secondary road into this swampy region on the Caribbean. But, I read a comment about "improved land access" and am thinking that maybe Google maps are dated, and that some new highway goes into the region. Anyone know anything substantial about this issue? Also, I really don't want to buy the expensive web advertised adventure package, as I prefer to simply arrive, find a simple decent room with a/c, and find a local boatman to hire when needed. Anyone simply purchased a ticket and flown from SPS, Tegas, or Ceiba into an airstrip within the Mosquito coast?
We've only got 12 days travel time in December, and I don't want to spend it all riding mountain buses--even if we expect to do a lot of this. We arrive at noon in San Pedro Sula, and depart on bus/air to Copan Ruinas right away. Then, after at least a full day in Copan, we go to Gracias by mountain bus and stay for a night. But, then we run the risk of wasting a lot of time in the mountains trying to visit Lago de Yojoa.
Gracias seems like a dead-end in the mountains, and so we need a short cut to Lago de Yojoa--which may be via Santa Barbara according to Lonely Planet's vague description. The other longer route is via La Esperanza on a new highway. This is the first issue. Anyone know about these routes?
Then, secondly, we stay a day at Lago de Yojoa, and visit the water falls, but the logistics of this don't seem clear. We aren't in a rental car, so we'll take the chicken bus. Bus ideas wanted...
Third, Is Comayagua worth a stop at all, for a brief look at the archeological mounds, or should we go direct for Tegus and save time?.
Fourth, from Tegus, I'd like to head toward the Pacific and see the islands in the Golfo de Fonseca, particularly for an overnight stay at Amapala--anyone done this?
Fifth, it appears that after Amapala, we have to back track to Tegus, before heading to the Carribean. I see that the route through La Union to Trujillo looks good--anyone done this? We might have to stay in La Union overnight--hotel help wanted here.
Sixth, at Trujillo there are vague reports of a ferry to the island of Guanaja. Need more info about this and about where to stay. I want to scuba dive, but I Bonacco seems intriguing and I don't want to be isolated and wasting time at some expensive resort elsewhere, necessarily. I like the beach, but get bored of it unless we have scuba or boating action happening.
Seventh, from Guanaja we can take the ferry or fly back to La Ceiba for a visit to a Garifuna Village, but by this time in the trip, we're going to be short of time. Should the Garifuna village be skipped in favor of a quick transfer to a flight back to San Pedro Sula for the flight home? Music and culture are pretty important, but...
The subject line tells most of it, but I'm still wanting recommendations from adventure style travelers on what to do in Honduras. We got the cheap flights, now we need to navigate the nation. Copan and Utila both seem pretty important, but I know Honduras must have a lot to offer elsewhere...