Welcome to Marcala
Marcala is a tiny, dusty (or muddy depending on the season) highland town with a strong indigenous heritage. It lies at the southern end of Honduras’ 'Ruta Lenca' – a collection of Lenca villages and a stronghold of Lencan culture. The town itself is tranquil but it's definitely not a looker. It sits in prime coffee country however – the smell of coffee roasting permeates the streets. Several hikes in the surrounding area take in picturesque waterfalls and caves but few foreigners make it here aside from those buying coffee for export.