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I have postponed my flight to Cook Islands for another week. I guess I needed to stay in Costa Rica to get my bearings, but more so, attend to more pressing business. As the plane whisked me away from Tegulcigalpa (I am still amazed how I easily got to pronounce it the first time), I realized that I have enjoyed my time in Honduras immensely and is now missing the place.
If you’re looking for a place in the middle of nowhere, then Cayos Cochinos will be your best bet. The Cayos Cochinos (also known as the Hog Cays) archipelago is a unique retreat for travelers looking to escape the city and the tourists. One thing you’d notice about the Cayos is that the islands have no roads. So you don’t expect forms of land transportation to take you where you want to go. The islands are only accessible by boat from La Ceiba or by sailboat charter departing from Utila or Roatan.
If you want a more idyll (meaning less rough and more developed) area 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.
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.« Previous Entries