Introducing La Ceiba
La Ceiba is known as Honduras’ party town: Tegucigalpa thinks, San Pedro Sula works and La Ceiba has fun, so the saying goes. Certainly this port city's buzzing nightlife makes it a mecca for fiesta-hungry Hondurans. All the action is over the estuary in Barrio La Isla, the city’s zona viva.
There's very little of interest in Ceiba itself: local beaches are polluted and unsafe and downtown has a crumbling, neglected air. For most travelers Ceiba is nothing more than a jumping-off point for the Bay Islands or the world-class whitewater on the Río Cangrejal.
Expect searing heat and punishing humidity – this is a totally tropical town. Security is a pressing issue: you should be alert and take taxis at night to get around.
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