Welcome to La Esperanza
Up in the highlands, pretty, bustling La Esperanza is the highest city in Honduras (1770m) as well as one of the friendliest. Indigenous influence is strong here – you will see many women wearing the distinctive, colorful Lenca headdress. The city is known for its markets that seem to be almost everywhere, and are at their biggest and boldest on Saturday and Sunday. It's a great place to shop for vibrant Lenca woven goods from scarves to ponchos, any day of the week. Note that it can get decidedly chilly here!