The coastal road heads east from San Pedro Sula, past banana and pineapple plantations, to Tela and La Ceiba, the country’s third largest city. Places of interest within easy reach include the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, salt and freshwater wetlands with many birds and some manatees, and the Pico Bonito National Park, cloud forest with jungle trails and tumbling rivers, waterfalls and streams.
Our preferred accommodation
Las Cascadas LodgeLodge/Hosteria - Rio Cangrejal just outside La CeibaA small and very peaceful lodge set in lush tropical forest, with beautiful waterfalls all around.
Omega LodgeLodge/Hosteria - Cangrejal ValleyA small rustic logde in the Cangrejal Valley, approximately 30 minutes from La Ceiba, with tropical gardens and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is simple but stylish with character and the food is good.
Palma RealBeach hotel - 45 minutes along the coast from La CeibaA friendly resort hotel, ideal for families. The beach is long, sandy and safe, and there are many facilities including a cabaret show, disco and games areas for children.
The Lodge at Pico BonitoLodge/Hosteria - Pico Bonito National ParkA comfortable eco-lodge, set in 400 acres of tropical forest, between 2 rivers. There are miles of trails to explore with waterfalls and excellent birdwatching. There are pretty gardens to relax in, a restaurant, bar and a pool.