From San Pedro Sula airport to Ceiba
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 11:32 AM Last Post By: Stetchbreathgrow
Oct 30, 2012 8:50 PM
From San Pedro Sula airport to CeibaHi,
I am landing in San Pedro Sula airport at 2:20 pm on a Sunday. My first destination is La Ceiba. Where can I realistically go to sleep that Sunday, to avoid staying at San Pedro Sula, while getting closer to La Ceiba?I don't think I will make it to la Ceiba....
Any help will be appreciated!
Oct 31, 2012 3:27 AM
There are buses going to La Ceiba all the time(take a taxi to the bus terminal...then Diana Express SPS-La Ceiba,for example)...or you could fly from SPS if you prefer?
Oct 31, 2012 3:28 AM
Oct 31, 2012 7:59 AM
3If you are just sleeping a night in order to get the ferry in the morning to Bay Islands, avoid the entire LC and just fly, there are 3 airlines flying from SPS to Roatan/Utila for about $120, all flights depart between 330 and 430pm.
Oct 31, 2012 10:00 AM
4I was trying to avoid to get to la Ceiba when is dark. Is it a safe city? I am not planning to go to Bay Islands.
I am going to stay in la Ceiba for a few days to explore the surroundings, and hopefully go to las Marias. Any piece of advice to go to Las Marias?
Oct 31, 2012 10:47 PM
5Safety depends on you more than the place.
If you take the obvious precautions (eg don't wander around alone in the middle of the night in a place you don't know) you should have no problems.
Arrive in La Ceiba,take a taxi if its dark and you don't know where to walk to (or its too far).Even book your accommodation in advance and ask if they will pick you up from the bus terminal........many places will.
Nov 1, 2012 5:36 AM
6While I don't consider San Pedro Sula to be the garden spot of the world, I don't know why tourists tend to want to run from it like the plague either. Mostly people who haven't stayed there. Since I like to save money, I have always walked out on the road from the airport to the main highway to get a bus to downtown. It is a long but beautiful walk as you look at the mountains nearby. Kindly Hondurans have stopped to offer me lifts. Once in the center, I can have a meal at the many fine restaurants charging fair prices and pick a budget hotel. After a good nights rest, I take the number 5 bus either to City Mall and onward to the long distance bus terminal or right to the station.
By arriving this way, I have recovered from any jet lag and stress from my trip and can move onward fully rested. I manage to spend my first night in Honduras without spending a bomb and also getting some local flavor. The OP may have reasons to not want to stay in SPS, this is just a suggestion.
Nov 1, 2012 11:50 AM
Nov 1, 2012 6:30 PM
8Good points, #7, although I carry some luggage and still walk. Didn't know SPS is called the murder capital of the world but it doesn't shock me...I was born in a rough section of Brooklyn so I don't pay attention to these things. Never had a problem in San Pedro Sula although I didn't like having to leave my bag in front when entering a supermarket.
Edited by: RobertoGustavo
Nov 2, 2012 2:59 PM
9Thanks for your answers, guys! I think I will try to make it to la Ceiba in one day. I don't have any reason to avoid SPS or La Ceiba, or any place in the world for that matter...Sorry if anybody got offended. I have been to Honduras yet, so all I know it is what I read. I am actually a very trusting person. I have traveled to most of the Central American countries alone in the recent years, and never had a problem. However, I always try not to wander around at night with my luggage in any place I am not familiar with. One gotta be cautions in all big cities, all over the world!Better safe than sorry. Maybe that's why I did not have a problem so far :) I guess the fact that Spanish is my first language also helps...
Nov 2, 2012 4:09 PM
Nov 16, 2012 9:18 PM
11Right inside the airport you can buy a bus ticket through hedman Alas straight to La ceiba. I think the last one leaves at 5:30pm. I got there November 5th and decided to stay in SPS overnite since my plane was getting in at 3:52pm and I wasn't sure if i could make the bus. Well The Tamarindo Hostel never picked me up as promised and gave me a false price for the ride they offer to the bus station in the morning. They actually called a Taxi and if we were travelling by ourself would of had to pay 300 Lempiras even they they offer personal service for 8$.
I had no problem there. I met up with a fellow traveler and walked downtown around 7:00am to the Palacio and had coffee. It looked like a nice area. In my opinion much nicer and safer than Tegucigalpa but I only spent a day. We ended up saving on fare and didn't take Hedman Alas. We took Cotuk. I hear Catisa Tupsa is even better and both are both cheaper with pretty much the same service as Hedman.
Be careful in La Ceiba even the hotel owner warned us about going out after dark along with the waitresses at the expat bar. They called us a taxi. My friend stayed at a 50$ hotel and told me he went one block and ran into two people arguing then one pulled a gun out and shot the other. Thats second hand, of course but he has no reason to make up such a story. Just be careful there.
Dec 11, 2012 11:32 AM
12Do you know if the flights from SPS run to LaCieve and Utila other days other than Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays?
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