Do you like butterflies and snakes? If so, a tour of the Pico Bonito Butterfly Garden and Serpentarium is for you! Although the facilities are mainly for the enjoyment of their guests, these two attractions can also be visited by tourists if they purchase a tour through the Lodge.
If you are driving your own car, from La Ceiba take the CA13 highway in direction to Tela, (obviously, if you are coming from Tela, take in direction to La Ceiba.) Approximately around km 175 within the village of El Pino, you will see a big sign next to the road indicating the entrance to the Lodge at Pico Bonito. The detour will be on the south side of the road, which is the one towards the mountains. This is a dirt road that you can drive year round with any type of a vehicle. You will need to drive about 4 km. (about 2.5 miles) to get to the detour indicating the access to the Pico Bonito butterfly garden and serpentarium.
On the corner of the intersection you will find a security building where you must register. The watchman will provide you with instructions, and you can continue to the butterfly garden and serpentarium for the tour and pay your entrance fee there. (currently, the price is $6.00 US per person).
A tour to the Pico Bonito butterfly garden and serpentarium will certainly be a fun activity for all members of the family. Access is easy, so it does not matter if you are with a group of elderly persons or with children, they will all enjoy the tour to the Pico Bonito butterfly farm and serpentarium.