The Fishing Village of Omoa

By BobbyRica | May 29, 2012

Omoa Honduras beach

Another beach destination in Honduras is Omoa. It is a sleepy fishing village on the far west of the Caribbean coastline. It was built around a small bay 13 kilometers off Puerto Cortés. Omoa is easily accessible and offers a lot to travellers.

Omoa was a frequent stop-off point for people travelling between Guatemala and Honduras since the mid-1990s. Omoa used to be the main Caribbean port of Honduras until the mid 19th century. But recent developments with paved roads, with people relying more on public transportation, as well as passage through Immigration enforced by both neighboring governments had made the path, more or less obsolete.


Accommodations won’t be a problem as there are many options to choose from that fit any kind of budget. Between the Puerto Cortés highway and the sea, you can find shops and houses scattered along the two-kilometer road. The main beach is lined with fishing boats and several eateries. You can find an old but massive fort on the main road between the highway and the beach.

I highly recommend you take a 45-minute hike down south to the junction where a small waterfalls by the woods is located. There had been reports of robberies on the path, so its best to ask your hotel if it’s safe to go there.

One of the best things to do here is to eat local seafood at restaurants that line the beachfront. What’s even better is that Omoa is where the Sierra de Omoa Mountains meet the Caribbean. So it provides a stunning backdrop to the Caribbean Sea.

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