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Hi, with my family (my husband and my two kids 8 ys) we are planning to visit Roatan next august.
We've been already there 4 years ago and at that time we stayed in the Banararama dive centre in West Bay and we had great time: the hotel was comfortable and the reef was so close by the beach and beautiful. This time we’re going to stay in Splash Inn Dive Resort – West End: any suggestions or experiences from the community? Is the reef in west end gorgeous and close to the beach as in West Bay?
I understand the Bay Islands have been designated a free trade zone and no taxes are charged on purchases in the islands. Does this mean there are no taxes of any kind added to purchases whatsoeer?
My gf lands in San Pedro Sula at 3pm. I will have already spent a day there and I do not wish to spend another night. Our plan is to visit Livingston, take the boat to Rio Dulce, visit Quirigua and visit Copan too, in the minimum time possible.
a) Landing at 3pm in SAP I understand there is no way we can cross the border with Guatemala the same day, right? What do you suggest, could we get to Omoa? Or just take it for granted we spend the night in SAP and the next day take a bus to Puerto whatever and then get to Livingston?
b) LAnding at 3pm in SAP...is there a way we can be in Copan the same evening? Is there bus service say at 5pm? Is it safe?
c) From Quirigua to Copan Ruinas. Possible in one day? How many hours would it take? Is there something like a shuttle bus?
Hey y'all I'm having a challenging time piecing together the best way to get from Utila/La Ceiba to the Corn Islands on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. I want the trip to be efficient so I don't mind flying. I heard that Spirit Air flies from San Pedro Sula to Big Corn Island but after investigating their website I was unable to find any flights that existed for that route...
Any help would be HUGELY appreciated. I don't leave until mid June but I'd like to get this sorted out sooner rather than later!
Hey all, so I arrived safely in Utila, after weeks of searching for a boat online from Roatan to Utila direct I found one for only $75, www.westbaytours.com. This was the only direct service I could find aside from the catamaran which isn’t running.
We are looking at taking a trip to Roatan in July. I'm reading pretty scary stuff about Honduras, but I understand it's mainly on the mainland. However, I do see stuff about Roatan - a Captain Vern being murdered and a Canadian tourist. Plus things like robbery and people being tied up while houses are robbed. We have inquired about several properties in the West Bay/West End. Looking to rent a house for a week, but is it safer to stay in a resort condo? I have 3 daughters and want to go someplace where we can relax and not worry about crime.
Also, while this pales in comparison, how bad are those sand flies I keep reading about? THanks!!
Do the Hedman Alas buses have wifi? We're hoping to make a bus from San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruinas on Thursday, but are unsure if we'll make the last bus. We'd like to book a hotel in Copan, but as we aren't sure if we'll make it, we want to make sure we have the ability to communicate with the hotel to let them know we would be a day late.
I am due to be spending two evenings in La Ceiba (one at a lodge in the forest) later this month. I wondered if anyone had any recommendations of where to stay for one night in La Ceiba centre- a mid-range option ideally?
Also can anyone recommend any of the Canopy tours in or around La Ceiba?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Where to stay for safety, convenience.
American male needs to travel to Tegucigalpa, conduct business in US embassy for 3-4 days, return to USA.
This trip is strictly business, no tourism. The traveler has a small knowledge of Spanish.
I don't need anything except easy, safe, clean accommodations, convenient to the embassy.
Can you recommend a good choice of hotel (assume cost is not relevant)?
My friend and I are due to be doing a long weekend in Honduras (we would have liked to stay longer but are restricted by flight availability). We arrive into La Ceiba at 1pm on 26 April and are desperate to find a way to get to Copan Ruinas that afternoon/evening so we can explore the ruins the next morning and then return to La Ceiba on the bus in the afternoon of 27 April. Problem is the Hedlas buses only run a service from La Ceiba at 5am or 10am.
Does anyone know any alternative bus companies that run an afternoon service from La Ceiba to Copan? Or can you advise how much a taxi would cost? Or any other suggestions of how to get there in the afternoon of 26 April.
Ps If anyone else is looking to do journey to Copan on same day and wants to share the cost of private transport let me know. more »
Can someone tell what the cheapest way to get to Utila from Roatan?
I found flights that cost about 200usd it seems too much for a short distance.
I'm also looking into diving between these two places, any recommendation?
We fly into San Pedro and arrive at 1:05 pm. We would like to get to Copan Ruinas that same day, but it seems like the last bus leaves at 2:45 p.m. Does anyone have any idea whether it's feasible to think we could get to the bus station in time for the last bus? If not, should we think about staying one night in San Pedro and taking an early bus the next day, or renting a car?
I know that you don't need a car within Copan Ruinas, but is there any reason to have a car to visit other attractions in the area?
Thanks so much.
Please help to choose the best way to get to San Salvador from Roatan.
The most obvious one is to fly, but this is more expensive and we'll miss the scenery on the way. What if we fly to Tegucigalpa and then take a bus to San Salvador? I know it's quite a long trip, but is it a scenic route?
My father, brothers, and I are planning to do a week-long-ish road trip from San Pedro Sula into Guatemala and back to SAP in January 2014. Anyone know which rental companies at SAP will let us drive cross-border? Also, how would they know whether we did or not? Anything we should be aware of? Likely crossing into Guatemala near Copan Ruinas and back into Honduras on the northern coast.
We are considering staying in the Guaruma cabins in Las Magnas as a good way to see areas around Pico Bonito National Park. We are interested in staying for two nights and hiking as much as possible in the days. I am into birding so would like to do that while hiking. Has anyone stayed in the cabins or used the guides? How're the cabins? Were the guides helpful? We're in the process of getting details from them also, but wanted to ask here too. Any information would be great, thanks so much!
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