Welcome to Tela

Tela itself is a run-down urban resort whose beaches are, sadly, full of trash and in many places simply unsafe even during daytime. Its town center is loud, busy, paint-chipped and definitely not safe after dark, while its hotels and restaurants are overpriced.

Tela is crammed with Honduran vacationers during Semana Santa (Holy Week before Easter), and often on weekends, but the rest of the time things are pretty tranquilo.

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$300 Cultural & Theme Tours

Extra EXPEDITION: La Ceiba to Antigua

ItineraryDay 1: TelaStop At: Honduras Shores Plantationhours tour in Tela areaDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Los Micos Lodge, shared accommodation (private single or double rooms available for an extra charge)Day 2: Diving in TelaStop At: Honduras Shores Plantation2 tanks boat diving in Tela Reef SystemDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas, Copan DepartmentTransport to Copan Ruinas leaving at 1:00 pmDuration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Copan Ruinas town, shared accommodation (private single or double rooms for an extra charge)Day 3: Copan Ruins to AntiguaStop At: Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas, Copan DepartmentVisit to the Copan Ruins parkDuration: 3 hoursStop At: La Antigua GuatemalaTransport to Antigua leaving at 1:00 pmDuration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$168 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Trip to Punta Sal from San Pedro Sula

You will be picked up from your hotel at around 6:30am and will be driven to Tela, which is located 1 hour and 20 minutes away. From there, you will take a 45-minute boat ride to Punta Sal National Park. Once you arrive, you will go on a 30-minute guided hike through the park where you see a variety of wild life. Afterwards, you will return to the boat which will take you to an open cave where you will be able to swim. Then, you will head to the headlands to observe the pelicans that have taken over the area. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel at the coral reefs if you wish. There you will be a beak at Cocolitos Beach where you can grab some lunch and enjoy some free time before making your way back to San Pero Sula.

$67 Tours & Sightseeing

Roatan Botanical Garden Mountain Hiking and Butterfly Garden and Beach Excursion

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Roatan Anderson Tours, Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay IslandsYou will hike the botanical garden mountain narrow trail up to the top of the hill to photograph the stunning view from above you will enjoy the open space and fresh cool air as it hit your face. Followed by a visit to the butterfly garden to enjoy some the wildlife on the island before making your way to the beach for some relaxation time Duration: 6 hours

$38 Day Trips & Excursions

Parque Nacional Punta Sal Day Trip from Tela

Offering you the very best of both coastal marine and tropical forest ecosystems, Jeanette Kawas National Park (Parque Nacional Punta Sal) is an excursion of diversity. Launching off across the Bay of Tela by ferry, dolphin are often seen en route to one of the most protected parts of Jeanette Kawas National Park (Parque Nacional Punta Sal).Exploring the peninsula on foot, through mangrove and tropical forest, you will have the opportunity to see howler monkeys. We will also have time of snorkeling in the turquoise waters of a coral reef where you will kick back and relax in true Caribbean-style on the beach of Cocalito.

$38 Outdoor Activities

Punta Izopo Wildlife Refuge from Tela

Starting from the coast of the Caribbean city of Tela, you will go to the jungle and the beach at the same time, passing through two Garifuna Villages until we reach to Punta Izopo National Park.When we arrive to the park we start the journey, kayaking through the maze of mangrove creeks and rivers making up the Río Plátano and the Río Hicaque Lagoon. As you penetrate the mangroves, paddling through the narrow channels, there is an incredible atmosphere as the greenery closes in around you. Here you realize how close you are to the sights and sounds of the tropics. Butterflies such as the Blue Morph abound as well as an ample variety of water birds including kingfishers and herons. We go back onto to the ranger for a visit to one of the Garifuna Villages were you can swim.

$49 Day Trips & Excursions

Los Micos Lagoon in Parque Nacional Punta Sal from Tela

One of the main attractions of the Jeannette Kawas National Park, Los Micos Lagoon abound in aquatic birds and monkeys.As a unique specialist tour, this excursion involves a launched tour by ferry of the country’s second largest lagoon, as well as an afternoon’s stay at the most typical Garifuna village in Honduras, Miami, both situated right on the ocean’s edge. The lagoon derives its name from the white-faced monkeys or ‘micos’ which frequent the mangroves. Laguna Los Micos is truly an astounding birdwatcher’s paradise with over 350 species sighted. A tour of the channels and islets will reward you with both an eco-adventure and the chance to see the skillful Garifuna fishermen at work, casting their nets.