Lago de Yojoa
Largely undeveloped and ringed by dense tropical forest, Lago de Yojoa is exceptionally scenic. Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of a local microbrewery owner to promote the region, the lake is now the most popular spot for breaking the journey between the Bay Islands and Nicaragua.
The idyllic white sands of the Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands), just 17km from the mainland, can easily be visited as a day trip from the La Ceiba region. Access is by motorized canoe from Nueva Armenia or Sambo Creek, east of La Ceiba. There's a L220 entrance fee to enter the Cayos Cochinos.