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I am spending one night in Tegucigalpa before heading of to the Bay Islands. Just wondering if it is possible to squeeze in a visit to the National Park to see some forest nature before immersing myself in the ocean life. I land around noon in Tegus and fly out the next morning to La Ceiba at 8:30am. I was even thinking of staying at the little hotel in/near the park at El Rosario. Would love to be out of Tegus altogether.
Is this too much to ask in this condensed time? I think I have even less time on the way back, when I fly out of Tegus back to Canada.
Looking for some opinions of Posada Arco Isis in Roatan. Has anyone stayed there? I have a friend who stayed at Posada Las Orquideas and he said it was just ok, but the facilities at Arco Isis were better.
Any and all recommendations, advice are appreciated.
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get from Placencia (departing on the morning boat) all the way (via Puerto Cortez) straight to La Ceiba in one day? Also, do i have to go via San Pedro Sula? or can i either get one straight from PC to La Ceiba? Is there also a combination ticket i can buy that does all this, I am sure i read about it somewhere.
I will be heading to Utila, can anyone recommend anywhere to stay. Ideally I would like to stay on the beach but from what i have read the majority of accom is around the town. Budget up to about $45 a night probably.
My partner and I are planning to be on Roatan for five nights in December, including Christmas Day, and departing the 26th. We are young (late 20s) and would like to stay somewhere up to mid-range where we can meet others, but is NOT a party place. We will be diving so will need to take that into account. Any recommendations? Also does anyone know what Roatan is like on Christmas day? We won't be diving this day due to next day flight departure but would obviously like to celebrate in some way, ideally with others!
Thanks in advance.
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We're coming on holiday from the UK to Guatemala and the Bay Islands in Dec/Jan. We only have 3 weeks, so want to waste as little time as possible.
We fly out from SPS in the afternoon at 3.30pm on the 6th Jan. I'd rather not waste time staying in SPS for a night, do you think it's too risky to book a flight from Roatan to SPS that morning? Is the airline reliable? Don't want to miss our flight home if the internal gets cancelled?
Thanks for your advice!
I am planning on spending a week at the end of December 2013 / beginning of January in the Bay Islands and note that this is during rainy season. Just wondering what are people's experiences of weather at this time? Is there a risk of significantly bad weather or is the rain concentrated in quick downpours and does it affect diving excursions etc.
Alternatively we are thinking of going to coast of Belize - is this worth considering given the rainy season in the Bay Islands.
2 people travelling together from Europe (our winter - so would like good weather!!) on a budget.
Thanks in advance.
I think im settled on bicycling from Belize through Rio Dulce to Copan then to the Lago de Yojoa area. Do I have to go through San Pedro Sula? Would you recommend going through Puerto Barrios and Corinto instead?
Hello fellow travellers,
I am currently in El Salvador and was planning to head to Honduras next. Specifically I want to visit the Copan Ruins and Utilia. However I have just heard that a state of emergency has been declared in Honduras due to an outbreak of dengue fever. Apparently many people have contracted dengue fever and a number of people have died.
I am wondering what is really happening on the ground in Honduras. Is this outbreak affecting the whole country? Does this happen every year? Are travellers getting sick? Are travellers leaving, or avoiding travelling to Honduras? What are people recommendations? It would be great to get people's advice and opinions.
I have 2 weeks in Honduras (end of November)
My husband and I are looking for a quite place on Utila and are planning on obtaining our dive certs. We prefer thatched roofs and sand floors to concrete compounds and of course are looking for a decent view. We do not need AC .
We are forcing our selves to relax an prefer to be active while on holiday. 3 to 4 days in one location is plenty for us. We would like to kayak, snorkle, dive and hike.
On Utila we plan on budgeting so we can splurge on 2 nights on Sandy Cay :)
In addition has anyone been to Trujillo? It sounds lovely and less touristy then the Bay islands. If so is it worth it?
Hi folks -
Taking trip to Honduras for xmas 2013. Looking at a six night stay on Utila or Roatan Dec 21-27 while my wife gets dive certified. Utila looked great with course at Alton's and stay at Jade Seahorse or Lighthouse but just before booking diver pals warned this was a long time in Utila given quiet nightlife. We're 40 years old so not looking for full on dorm stay and wild nights with cheap beer but still like to get out at night, especially with live music. They recommend Roatan instead.
Looking for more advice. Seeking - in this order - great dive shop for open water certification; great romantic stay with private room and A/C around $50 a night but walkable to dive shop; and walking access to good restaurants and pubs. Any advice welcome.
I am flying into Roatan December 20th and will be staying overnight. I found that Air Viva flies to Utila out of Roatan. Has anyone had any experience with this company? The price is very good and they depart early in the morning on Satuday.
I am a single female traveling to stay at the Lighthouse in Utila for the Christmas week. Also, any suggestions on where to stay near the airport for the night would be welcome.
Thanks for your feedback.
has anyone got a recommendation? im arriving with hedmana alas at about 5pm and heading off to roatan the next day, so just for one night. doesnt have to be anything amazing...
So trip to Honduras is booked, very excited! Now trying to plan everything suggested!
At the moment, i'm planning on arriving in SPS and then grabbing a bus from the airport straight away to Copan Ruinas with Hedman Alas, who say they have a bus departing at 13:40. Does anyone know how long this takes to get to Copan Ruinas?
I'm also planning on travelling from SPS to Rio Dulce. I've seen 2 bus operators - Maya de Oro and Fuente del Nortes which i think have direct services. Has anyone recently made this trip and could let me know where and when the buses leave SPS and how long the bus trip takes? It's not clear from their websites!
Also, when crossing into Guatemala is there a boarder point where passports can get stamped etc?
Many thanks in advance for all your help - as always, much appreciated!
Hi! I would love some first hand info about the wonderful sounding La Moskitia! I have read other posts, and it sounds incredible, but it'd be great to have some more specific info ie how many days do you recommend?Is the danger really bad? What itinerary do you suggest? I am going in September, is that a recommendable time to go? I am prepared for it to be physically challenging, but if it is really wet and hot during this time then it may be too much for me, and I should leave it for a different time of the year.
Here is a bit more info. I have been to Central America a few times before. I'm heading back and I'd love to see some new places. I LOVE LOVE LOVE jungle trips ESPECIALLY if they involve river trips and seeing wildlife. One of my favourite places is Rio Dulce (the river trip, and staying on the river, I also loved the river trip up to Tortuguero, I even loved the rive... more »
I've crossed from Honduras to El Salvador but Honduras does not provide exit stamp.
I want to travel on to Nicaragua but do not want to have to double back through that border. Will I have problems if I go to a other border crossing from Salvador to Honduras to get to Nicaragua and I do have an exit stamp from Honduras into El Salvador. Anyone Se done this? Would like your advice/ experience.
Will post on El Salvador forum as well
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