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The Paseo de los Ceibeños

A few years ago, the Municipality of La Ceiba decided to create a beach park on the western part of the city. The beach that was for years called the beach at the Colonia los Maestros, was transformed, and renamed the Paseo de los Ceibeños. This is by far the best public beach in town. The interventions included a parking …

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Finca El Cayo at Orotina, El Porvenir

There are some vast plantations in Honduras, many still under the control of the original banana companies. One of the them just outside La Ceiba, in the municipality of El Porvenir, produces pineapples for export. You can even take a pineapple tour and get to visit and learn about these vast plantations. But today, our visit is to a small …

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A Visit to Rancho San Luis in La Ceiba

Rancho San Luis is an agricultural property that is about 25 km east of La Ceiba. It is within the buffer area of the Nombre de Dios National park. In addition to some cattle and dairy production, the property, that is within the municipality of Jutiapa, also hosts a collection of local animals, mostly native to the area, but also …

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Birding at The Lodge at Pico Bonito

Birding at the Lodge at Pico Bonito is like the holy grail for birdwatchers. The lodge not only has magnificent facilities to pamper its guests. It also offers World Class trails and birding towers. To top it off, they also have a great team of birding guides that are knowledgeable, friendly and know were to find the local birds. According …

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The Tela Museum

The new Tela Museum is all about the rich banana republic heritage of Tela and Honduras. Tela was the headquarters of the Tela Railroad Company, which was a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company between 1914 and 1977, when they moved to La Lima, just outside of San Pedro Sula. Ever since my first visit to Tela, many years ago, …

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A Picnic at Cacao Lagoon

I love innovation, and find it always refreshing. I just got back from a unique tour: A picnic to Cacao Lagoon. And the picnic at Cacao Lagoon was on the lagoon, not its shores! It turns out that a local entrepreneur has built a floating picnic table and is offering tours in the lagoon that include a picnic. Talk about …

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Diving in Tela

Few people are aware that you can do diving in Tela. Usually, we think of diving as an activity when we visit islands that are surrounded by coral reefs, such as Roatan, Utila and Cayos Cochinos. But I bet you never thought that you could do World Class diving in the Bay of Tela! It happens that one of the …

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A Visit to Villa Becerra in La Ceiba

You will not find Villa Becerra in La Ceiba in the guidebooks. It is one of those places that all the locals love and visit but that somehow, is still not on the map. This is uncommon for a place that has so much to offer! Villa Becerra offers the best of both worlds. For one, it is one of …

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