Isolated, plucky Trujillo is the end of the line for the Honduran mainland: beyond it lies the virtually roadless jungle of the Moskitia, so there's a frontier-town vibe about the place. The town's setting is magnificent, with soaring mountains in the distance and the wide arc of the Bahía de Trujillo – a brilliant blue expanse of water that has seen the sails of Columbus and many a famous buccaneer – spread out before it. Trujillo boasts some interesting history, excellent nearby beaches and a slow-moving Caribbean air you won't find anywhere else on Honduras' northern coastline.
For years the town has been talked up as Honduras' next big tourism thing. Every so often the town is swamped by cruise travelers, and the weekends see tons of Honduran visitors, but thankfully the rest of the time things carry on as they always have done in this delightful, semi-forgotten place.