La Ceiba, a small metropolis that’s surprisingly pleasant has change into the eco tourism capital for Honduras. It truly has the potential to change into the ecotourism capital for all of Central America! This may appear fairly pretentious, particularly when you think about that different international locations in Central America, resembling Costa Rica, Panama and Belize have constructed themselves an enormous status as eco tourism vacation spot.
Honduras has been lagging behind, and its unlucky tag, because the world’s most harmful nation has saved vacationers from touring and discovering all that Honduras has to supply. Fortuitously, issues have modified after the political disaster that spun the nation into bother, and I can fortunately say that scenario is nicely below approach to regain whole management of safety. The present authorities has managed to curb crime, and though a lot stays to be executed, there isn’t a doubt that so much is being executed! Better of all vacationers are by no means focused and the principle vacationer locations are very secure, as any traveler that has just lately travelled to Honduras can affirm.
La Ceiba is situated on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, additionally known as the “north coast”. If you happen to take a look at a map of Central America you’ll perceive why: Honduras has a unusual geographic location that places the Caribbean Sea to the North, and the Pacific Ocean to the South. Along with Panama, Honduras is the one nation in America with this distinctive scenario. So long as you might have a map, you may as nicely discover that there’s a small archipelago of islands simply north of La Ceiba. These are the Bay Islands of Honduras. They’re shut sufficient to the mainland of Honduras to be seen on a transparent day from the seashores round La Ceiba. Of those islands, three are inhabited: Roatan, the most important, Utila, the closest to the mainland, and Guanaja, the place Columbus disembarked on his fourth and final voyage to the “Indies”.
In case you are attending to the Bay Islands, you possibly can state, no doubt, that La Ceiba is the gateway to the Bay Islands of Honduras. From La Ceiba you will discover day by day ferry service out there between this metropolis and the islands of Utila and Roatan. Along with the ferry service, the Goloson Worldwide Airport in La Ceiba gives a number of day by day flights to and from the islands of Utila, Roatan and Guanaja.
Utila has change into world well-known as essentially the most inexpensive vacation spot to get “scuba licensed” on this planet! Roatan has change into the quickest rising cruise ship port of name within the Caribbean, and Guanaja is a laid again paradise with lovely inexperienced mountains, crystal clear creeks and waterfalls and excellent reefs. Really a paradise for anybody desirous to get away from all of it and expertise the Caribbean for what it’s!
These lovely Caribbean islands take the lion’s share of tourism visitation to Honduras, and many of the vacationers truly go by way of town of La Ceiba on their approach to the islands. Extremely, the overwhelming majority of vacationers fully bypass town and easily take into account that La Ceiba is the gateway to the Bay Islands of Honduras!
With a lot to supply, and being the true eco tourism capital of Honduras, with four protected areas inside its simple attain: Pico Bonito Nationwide Park, Nombre de Dios Nationwide Park, Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge and Cayos Cochinos Marine Monument, La Ceiba is a real paradise value visiting! No matter whether or not you’re searching for an journey trip or a nature trip, you will discover the right elements for each, better of all, you possibly can truly mix them!
One of many extra distinctive areas inside La Ceiba is the Cangrejal River Valley. This can be a distinctive extraordinarily scenic space, the place white water rafting, unimaginable waterfalls, a community of trails, excellent birding alternatives, and far more could be discovered all inside strolling distance of the completely different excellent lodges inside the valley.
In case you are planning a go to to the Bay Islands of Honduras, you merely should put in a while to go to La Ceiba and the Cangrejal River Valley. To go by way of right here and to not so can be like visiting the Bay Islands and never going out on the seaside and swimming within the turquoise waters of the Caribbean! You will see over 10 completely different lodges and mattress and breakfasts within the Cangrejal River Valley. There’s certainly one that can match into your finances. This can certainly flip into one of many highlights of your journey to the Bay Islands of Honduras!