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
Hello, what is the diving like in the South Shore vs the West End of Roatan?
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.
We arrive i n Honduras after 6:30 PM and do no thin k we will make the 6:50 last bus departure to la cieba where we plan to spend the night. Can someone recommend a taxi service and how much should we pay? Jennifer
Hi there, I tend to be more of a backpacker traveler and like to stay away from resorts, cruise docks, etc. I know I'm a tourist just the same but I like to get the most unique perspective out of my travels rather than being surrounded by what I am trying to get away from... if that makes any sense. A friend and I will be meeting up on Roatan Island at the end of February - beginning of March. Are there any areas we should avoid? Also, how easy is it to hire a boat to travel to the other islands? I've read that they can be more remote. Lastly, what is the deal with the water, I haven't found any big warnings about staying away from the drinking water. Mostly just warnings about sand flies. I've had traveler's e-coli before so just trying to find out if there are any drinks/foods I should avoid. Thanks for any help! Andrea
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
Hi, 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. Thanks!
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!
Hi, How easy is it to get from Roatan to Utila? Thanks!!
Hi, Is there a ferry service or boat taxi from Roatan to Utila? Thanks!!
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
Hi, What is the best way to travel from San Pedro Sula (Honduas) to Rio Ducle (Guatemala). How long does it take? Thanks!!
i mostly smoked dominican cigars, but i'm going to go to La Cieba. I would like to taste some honduran cigars. where can i get quality one, but for affordable prices, please.
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. Any info/suggestions/warnings?
In most of the photos, I can see that the sky is overcast. Is it usually cloudy there? I know that when we travelled to Nicaragua, we flew with a group that went to Honduras, and their complaint was that there was a lot of rain during their week. Is this normally true?
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!
Hello! We will be visiting Roatan for the day on a cruise and I'd love to find some postcards to mail to friends from Roatan. Does anyone know where the post office is and if I will be able to purchase postcards or beautiful stamps there? If so, does anyone know the hours of operation of the post office? Thanks so much!
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? Thanks
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...
My wife and I have experience in Central America, but not Honduras, and so now with 10 days to two weeks winter break, we want to see the variety in Honduras. Please no short flight recommendations, we want to take local transport and stay on the ground or take the boat. But, Honduras looks like a maze of roads and mountains. I'm trying to see how Copan and Utila can be grouped, as well as see some of the National Parks, while flying into and out of Tegucigalpa. What's an efficient circuit to get the most out of our time.
Hi everyone, My name is Alex, from London, England. Around late July, my girlfriend Abby and I are going on a 3 1/2 hour, 2000ft dive with the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration (http://www.stanleysubmarines.com/) in a deep sea submergible. Located off the coast of Roatan Island (Bay Islands, Honduras) and one of only 3 places in the world which allows the public to dive in a submergible, this company takes you by far the deepest of all three. We are incredibly excited about it, but the price we´re paying for all passengers is1600 total - a little expensive. However, Karl, the owner of the company, says that although it´s designed for 2 passengers, he often takes down 3 people who want to share the costs, making it only533 each. The only limit is the weight limit of 440lb. Abby and I weigh in at 286lb, leaving around 154lb (or 70kg) space for another person. Our dates are fairly flexible (around late July) so if you can come down to the island, and would like to join us, I think it´s going to be absolutely spectacular. And in case you´re worried, Karl is recommended by Lonely Planet, has made more than 1,500 dives and has recently taken down the President and Vice President of Honduras. Looking forward to hearing from you, Alex and Abby
My daughter needs to get from San Pedro to la Ceiba- and return to airport- her flight out is early and Hedman says they have cancelled the 5:15 a.m. bus so what are other safe bus choices- what is the road like b/w SPS and LC
Need some help- Not booked anything yet-she was flying into SAP and riding bus to la Ceiba but on return they don't have the 5:15 am anymore- flight departs at 11:45-so another route takes her thru Roatan on TACA airlines- is that a reliable airline? I may look into volunteer coordinator taking her to SAP airport- is it a safe road b/w La Ceib and SAP-
Hello friends, I need to reach Roatan from Lisbon, Portugal. What air companies flies to Roatan? Should I go to SAP instead and then by land+boat to Roatan? I found Lisbon - Miami and then spirit airlines from Fort Laudardale to SAP with a good price. Any more ideas, please? Great travels, LP
she is very excited- me a little nervous- she will fly into SAP and take the Hedman Alas bus She will have some free time during the day and one weekend What do you suggest? Also tell me about the antimalaria meds- will she need those- is she in an area where she could get malaria? Any other tips??