Few people are aware that there is a zip line Canopy tour and hot springs at Jilamito, Arizona. They are very close to Tela, and can easily be included as a day activity if you are looking for a different experience in Tela. They are within the municipality of Arizona, which borders Tela, Atlantida. Getting there is very easy! Take the CA13 highway towards the east, in direction of La Ceiba. Approximately 20 km outside of Tela you will get to the Lean River Valley. As soon as you pass the bridge over the river you will see a sign pointing to the dirt road detour. From here, you are approximately 9 km from site! It is best to drive a pickup truck, or some vehicle that has some ground clearance, since the road is a bit rough!
The Hilamito Resort facilities is very close to the Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This is one of 8 protected areas within Atlantida. IF you are interested in visiting this wildlife refuge, your best bet is to spend the night at one of the cabins at Hilamito Resort. There are different activities that you can enjoy on premises. The most outstanding are the zip line Canopy tour and hot springs at Jilamito. But there are also cabins, a restaurant, trails to do horseback riding tours and great bird watching. IF you into bird watching, bring your binoculars and take advantage of the special lookout point designed to enhance your birding experience here!
The Zip Line Canopy Tour
The zip line canopy tour at Jilamito is one of the safest in Honduras! It has a double cable and pulley system. This means double safety standards! The cost of the canopy tour is only $20 US per person, and includes your safety helmet, as well as professional guides. This an activity for all ages and is perfect for some quality family time! It can easily be done from Tela as a one-day tour, as it will take you less than an hour to travel from Tela to the facility.
The Hot Springs at Jilamito
After the thrill of flying though the zip line, I recommend the hot springs. You can choose between several options, including a pool, and a couple of smaller jacuzzi style pools. If you enjoy horseback riding, you will love the tour though the local trails. The tour has a duration of 30 minutes and is worth only $8 US dollars per person.
Perhaps you might want to spend the night here! There are several options for you if this is what you choose to do. You can camp out or stay in one of the large family size cabins. These are spacious and ideal for a family of a group of friends. Prices are quite reasonable too! I suggest you visit their web page to make reservations and find what fits you best. You can also contact them via Facebook or by calling phone +504 3251 2944. There is also a restaurant that serves a limited menu and offers bottled soft drinks of fresh fruit drinks. If you are looking for something different for your vacations in Tela, you should certainly consider the Zip line Canopy Tour and Hot Springs at Jilamito, Arizona.