Top things to do

Top Choice Fort in Trujillo

Fortaleza Santa Bárbara de Trujillo

High above the waves, gazing over the Caribbean toward the European motherland, this 17th-century Spanish fortress could not have a more evocative position. Though its ruined remains are not that impressive visually…
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 Seafood in Tela

César Mariscos Restaurante

This is the Honduran favorite, and a reason many city folk come to Tela. Combine grilled lobster sold by weight and dripping with garlic butter, with a perfect people-watching spot right on the beach. Other specialt…
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…
Waterfall in Parque Nacional Pico Bonito

Cascada Zacate

The park’s first trail is still a favorite, with a moderately difficult three-hour hike to Cascada Zacate. You’ll hear the falls before you see them; they're actually also known as Cascada Ruidoso, or ‘noisy falls.’…
Seafood in Omoa

Family Restaurante

The best of Omoa's seafront seafood restaurants and always teeming with lip-smacking diners, with a view through blooming birds of paradise over the sea. All the local favorites here are done to perfection, from gri…
Gardens in Around Tela

Lancetilla Botanical Garden & Research Center

One of the largest tropical botanical gardens in the world, the Lancetilla Botanical Garden & Research Center spans 1680 hectares and has 1200 species of plants from four continents. Well-marked trails wind thro…
National Park in Around Tela

Parque Nacional Jeannette Kawas

This national park a half-hour boat ride from Tela has several white-sand beaches, including the pretty Playa Cocalito. Offshore coral reefs make for reasonable snorkeling, and howler monkeys, boa constrictors, touc…
Wildlife Reserve in Around Tela

Refugio de Vida Punta Izopo

Rivers entering the Punta Izopo Wildlife Refuge spread out into a network of canals that channel through the tangle of mangrove forest. Monkeys, turtles and even crocodiles live here, as well as many species of bird…