Culture & History

Guifity, a Traditional Garifuna Beverage

Have you ever heard about guifity? It is a traditional Garifuna alcoholic beverage that is readily available throughout the Garifuna Villages in Honduras. It is more prevalent in Atlantida, because there are many Garifuna Villages in this destination. Within the Tela Bay you can find a total of 6 Garifuna villages. These are Rio Tinto, Miami, Tornabe, San Juan, La …

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Honduran Baleadas

If you are out to find the most Honduran of foods, you will end up the traditional Honduran baleadas. You might not know it, but baleadas were born in Atlantida. Indeed, the first baleadas were served on the streets of La Ceiba! You will hear natives of San Pedro Sula claim that they invented the baleadas, but this is not …

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Banco Atlantida was born in La Ceiba!

The year was 1913. La Ceiba was the fastest growing city in Honduras. The Vacaro Brothers Company was growing and its banana exports to the US were on the rise. Yet, Honduras was undeveloped and lacked the proper tools for economic growth. For one there were no banks in Honduras. The Vacaro Brothers Company decided to solve this problem and …

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The Swinford Park in La Ceiba

The Swinford Park in La Ceiba is one of two green areas in La Ceiba where you can a strong heritage left by the banana company. The other area is the old botanical garden which is now home to the Credia. While the Swinford Park is downtown, the Botanical Garden is the Naranjal residential area. The Swinford Park is within …

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A Unique Train Ride in Atlantida!

In the past, railroads where the reliable form of transportation along the north coast of Honduras. They were the backbone of the economy and developed the Caribbean Coast in Honduras. Cities like San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba grew and become economically active thanks to the railroads. Sadly, today there is not much left of them other than photographs. There …

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Garifuna Traditions

Perhaps the best way to experience Garifuna traditions is by visiting their communities during their local fairs. These traditions are very interesting and unique. There are two Garifuna traditions that seem to be present within all the Garifuna festivities. These are the Barbaric Indian and the Yancunu or Mascaros dance. The Barbaric Indian was originally celebrated around Christmas time. Today, …

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Special events in Tela

Special events in Tela offer the perfect excuse for a visit to this city. Of course, one of the main ingredients that provides this informal, love for parties is the Garifuna Culture. Any young Garifuna kid can turn an old can or bucket into a drum and set up a dancing scene without previous notice! Following is a list of …

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Rural Life in Atlantida

Rural life in Atlantida is daily life for many locals. Many different activities take place on a daily basis in rural Atlantida. Most of these can be enjoyed by the visitor exploring this land and looking for unique experiences with the local communities and their particular way of life. Rural life in Atlantida is certainly different to living in big …

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