Gastronomy

Carmina Street Food, the new Italian Restaurant in Tela

Tela has a new Italian restaurant! Carmina Street Food opened its doors las month. Few events can be more exciting in a small town as Tela than a new restaurant in town! And there is no doubt that an important part of any tourism destination has to do with the food that is available there. Carmina Street Food opens its …

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Chocolate in Atlantida?

It is well documented that the first glimpse that Europeans had of cacao was in Honduras. During his fourth and last voyage, Columbus arrived at the Island of Guanaja, in present day Honduras. There he encountered a large dugout canoe with Paya natives. They had different supplies in their canoe but were very protective of their cacao. Columbus managed barter …

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Salva Vida Beer, an Authentic Brew Born in Atlantida

Imagine life on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras at the turn of the XX Century. This was when the original Banana Republic was born. The Vaccaro Brothers Company was in full swing building a railroad west towards Tela, and East, around the Nombre de Dios Mountains, towards Olanchito. Other than the railroad, La Ceiba was isolated from the rest of …

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La Ceiba´s Famous Pastelitos

A few days ago, I wrote about the Baleadas from Honduras and how they are the most popular and “democratic” food in Honduras. I say democratic because everyone can afford one! There is no doubt that they are the most popular, but the famous pastelitos from La Ceiba are close behind! You will ask, what are these famous pastelitos all …

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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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Atlantida Calidad Turistica Badge

The Atlantida Calidad Turistica badge is a guarantee of professional good service. It is a seal of quality that you have probably encountered during your travels through Atlantida. If you have not yet visited our destination, you will see this seal of quality at the entrance of some businesses. Restaurants, Hotels and tour operators all display their badge with pride. …

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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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A Gastronomical Adventure in Corozal

I was back in Corozal for their fair this last Saturday. Ever since my first visit to explore Corozal last month, I had made it a point of coming back to experience the fair. They celebrate in honor of their patron saint, the Lord of Esquipulas. I arrived early, to get a chance to stroll around the community and get …

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Exploring Corozal, a Garifuna Village in La Ceiba

There is no question that the Caribbean coast of Honduras is Garifuna territory. The municipality of La Ceiba is no exception and has two different Garifuna villages: Corozal and Sambo Creek. Today I am exploring Corozal, a Garifuna village that I fell in love with. It is very easy to get to Corozal. It stands next to the CA13 highway …

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