A visit to La Ceiba’s Boardwalk is almost like a trip to the origins of the city. La Ceiba was the epicenter of the production and export operations for the Vaccaro Brothers Company. This company eventually became the Standard Fruit Company that owns the Dole Trademark. Bananas, Salva Vida beer and other commodities where all exported to the USA from …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
La Ceiba Butterfly Museum
La Ceiba has its very own Butterfly Museum! And if we are going to talk about the La Ceiba Butterfly Museum, we must talk about Professor Robert Lehman, the man who created this museum. Professor Lehman is a US citizen who has lived in La Ceiba most of his life. He was a teacher at the Mazapan School, one of …Continue reading
In search of an Adventure?
Some of us are adrenaline junkies and are always in search of an adventure. If you are one of us, you are surely looking for the ideal spot for the next one! I have great news, Atlantida has the perfect adventure destination hot spot to meet your adrenaline needs! I am of course referring to the Cangrejal River in La …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
Atlantida Travel Advisory 2020
It seems that as the World gets smaller, we tend to worry more about travel. It is understandable. With so many terror attacks around the World, is there any place where you are safe? The answer is a definite yes! There are many safe destinations around the World. We tend to think of destinations in Latin America and Africa as …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading