If you want a more idyll (meaning less rough and more developed) location in Honduras, then Trujillo is the best beach, baby. Trujillo (pronounced troo-hee-yoh) is one of the oldest settlements in Honduras. Steeped in history since the 1500’s, it is both a city and a municipality on the northern Caribbean coast. On a bluff overlooking the Bay of Trujillo is where the city is nestled (elevation 4000 feet), providing perfect opportunities for sightseeing. Two mountains, Mount Capiro and Mount Calentura, guards the city while three Garifuna fishing villages (Santa Fe, San Antonio, and Guadelupe) are situated along the beach. Essentially. people go there because it’s relatively isolated and make for a perfect escape destination.
Trujillo is known for its attractive palm lined beaches and the cool gentle waters of the bay. However during summer, the town is overrun by the perennial onrush of tourists. Which for me, makes a perfect opportunity to ALWAYS go off season. The beach which lies in front of the town is surprisingly clean. One would think that with a town behind it, the beach would be a hotspot for crime. But surprisingly, it is quite safe. One can expect, however, the quiet to be occasionally broken by the sound of airplanes touching down as the best beach spots are found near an airstrip. Thankfully, the beach stretches on either side of the town, so there is enough space to find your perfect spot.
If one likes to go beyond the beach, a range of mountains called Cerro Calentura tower over Trujillo. Visitors can follow several trails through the tropical forest whose area is part of the Capiro and Calentura National Park.
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