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Getting there & away




Buses to Omoa depart from Puerto Cortés every 20 minutes from 5am to 5:40pm (US$0.50, 30 minutes) from the Citral Costeños terminal(655 0888; 3a Calle Este). It stops on the highway, a 15-minute walk from the fort and beach. From Omoa to Puerto Cortés, buses depart every 20 minutes from 5:20am to 6pm.

If you’re headed to Guatemala, jump on a bus headed to Corinto; the green and yellow buses pass Omoa every hour from 6:50am to 3:50pm (US$1.60, 1¼ hours). Just flag one down on the highway. In Corinto, be sure to get your exit stamp (US$3) and then jump into the back of a colectivo (shared) pickup for the 10km ride to the border.

Roli’s Place (658 9082; roli@yaxpactours.com) runs a shuttle to La Ceiba (US$20 per person, 3½ hours, minimum eight people), which leaves early enough to catch the ferry to Utila or Roatán. Shuttle service to Puerto Barrios (US$15 per person, 1½ hours, minimum eight people) is also offered.

Bike taxis – and more recently moto-taxis (red and white scooters with a small cab attached) – ferry people back and forth from the highway to the town and beach. A ride in either direction is US$0.55 – way better than lugging your pack down that long hot road.

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