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Top Choice Honduran in La Ceiba

Ki’boc Café

This friendly place is about as bohemian as Ceiba gets, with a civilized and artsy feel, welcoming staff and organic coffee. The filling breakfasts are the best in town and include delicious Honduras-style chilaquil…
Top Choice Bar in La Ceiba

La Casa del Jaguar

This is one of Ceiba's more interesting drinking establishments, a curious, enclosed beach bar with a tree house feel and lots of nooks, crannies and corners to get cozy in. It's famous locally for the owner's homem…
Top Choice Honduran in La Ceiba

El Jardín de Susana

Totally unsigned (look for the green house with tables in the courtyard), Susana's Garden cooks up a storm. Famous for its salad bar (yes, those are fresh vegetables, you are not hallucinating), this might be the on…
Bar in La Ceiba

La Palapa

This huge, upmarket, two-story, thatched-roof bar-restaurant just off the beach is a zona viva mainstay. It draws a wealthy and hedonistic party crowd, though many come here for the excellent seafood as much as to d…
Honduran in La Ceiba

Pupusaría Universitaria

This excellent budget haunt inside a clapboard-and-bamboo building serves up big flavors at moderate rates, including pupusas (cornmeal mass stuffed with cheese, crispy pork and/or refried beans), tacos and succulen…
Juice Bar in La Ceiba

Jugos Chapala

This terrific juice bar has an incredible choice of juices and shakes, including a bunch of fruits you'll have never even heard of. Each drink can come with myriad extras (including oats, cornflakes and fiber). It's…
Seafood in La Ceiba

Chef Guity

This dilapidated Garifuna-style restaurant in the zona viva is famous for its seafood, including conch, fish, lobster and crab, but particularly for tapado (a fish stew in coconut sauce). It's located on the river j…
Cultural in La Ceiba


The city reaches its good-time peak at Carnaval, when it's crammed with revelers. Saturday is the biggest day, with parades, costumes, music and celebrations in the streets.
Arts & Crafts in La Ceiba

Souvenirs El Buen Amigo

This small family run place sells Honduran artesanías (handicrafts), including Lencan pottery, wood carvings and hammocks. It's a good spot to pick up souvenirs.
Plaza in La Ceiba

Parque Swinford

Parque Swinford is a lush, tropical botanical oasis in the heart of La Ceiba, complete with a restored train carriage from the area’s railway heyday.