When we think of Atlantida, we usually think of the banana companies that developed the area over 100 years ago, however, around La Ceiba, pineapples are a much more important crop than bananas! If you flew or drove into La Ceiba, you surely noticed expansive pineapple fields just west of the city. These all belong to the Standard Fruit Company of Honduras, which is a subsidiary of Dole Fruits. It might sound incredible, but many people have never ever seen a pineapple plant, and many believe these fruits grow in trees, so this pineapple tour is a great opportunity to learn more about this tasty sweet fruit that we all love!
The Standard Fruit Company pineapple production is a certified ISO operation, and therefore access to the fields and facilities is restricted. They have, however, made an alliance with the community owned Reservaciones La Ceiba tour operator to allow visitation through a series of conditions. This is truly a unique tour not only to Honduras, but in all of Central America!
If you are with a group, you can alternately arrange for tour to end in the beaches of El Porvenir instead of the Zacate River area. This option would allow you to purchase lunch on the beach and enjoy a cold beverage to accompany it.