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Tegucigalpa - A travel report by roberto
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Tegucigalpa,  Honduras - flag Honduras -  Francisco Morazán
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Welcome to HONDURAS! Honduras is a vibrant country, brimming with clear turquois waters, pristine beaches, lush jungles, breathtaking mountains, challenging rivers, and fascinating ancient ruins. Vast expanses of mother nature are to be found everywhere. report of the month contest
Jun 2005


beautiful honduras
beautiful honduras
Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, got its tongue twisting name from the ancient Nahuatl language, and translated means silver mountain In effect, Tegucigalpa came to being during colonial times as a mining center. Tegus as its inhabitants affectionately call it, is a mix of an old colonial city that has turned into the modern capital of Honduras. As a matter of fact, Tegucigalpa became the most important mining center in Central America during colonial times.San Pedro Sula Located in the northern part of the country, San Pedro is only a few miles from the coast and has always played a major role in Honduran history. The city was founded the 27th of June, 1536 by Don Pedro de Alvarado himself. The Spanish conqueror founded it with the name of Villa de San Pedro de Puerto Caballos and within the next 5 years it was known as San Pedro Sula, with the name Sula deriving from the local dialect Usula, meaning valley of birds.

Favourite spots:
gracias a dios
gracias a dios
The Maya Ruins of Copan. Perhaps the most enchanting of all Mayan archaeological sites, and unquestionably the most artistic, this intriguing ancient city is easily reached from San Pedro Sula. The highway that connects these two cities is the Western highway, which leads to Santa Rosa de Copan and on to the Guatemalan border. Travel 104 km and you will arrive at la Entrada, a junction town that has become an important commercial center for the western part of Honduras. From here you will take the road that leads towards Copan Ruinas, which will lead you through lovely mountain scenery for 64 km into the Copan Valley, where the ruins are located. Total travel time between San Pedro Sula and Copan is no more than 3 hours if you have purchased a tour package. However, please note that if you have opted for public transportation, you will have to plan on an overnight stay in Copan, since the trip will take you at least 5 hours each way. Another alternative, probably the best, is to take

What's really great:
copan ruins
copan ruins
Most of the Hondurans (90%) are so-called mestizos. That is people of both Indian and European descent. They are typically Catholics. Honduras also has a black population that can be divided into islanders and Garífunas. Islanders are the Blacks that live on the Bay Islands, off the North coast of Honduras. They speak English among themselves (but with a strong accent!), and they are mainly Protestants. Garífunas are Blacks living on the North coast of Honduras, speaking an African (!) dialect among themselves in addition to Spanish and following a mixed African/Catholic religion. Climate Go to Top-of-Page The climate in Honduras is tropical. That means that there is no seasons, except for dry season and wet season. The wet season normally lasts from May to October. Bear in mind that wet season doesn't mean the season of continual rain but rather the season in which it rains occationally, mostly at night and usually not for very long. http://portal.rds.org.hn/documento.php?d-oc_id=1162

Sights:
utila
utila
Valle de Angeles is a picturesque town that has become a favourite weekend escape for the inhabitants of Tegucigalpa. Its proximity, only 30 km. and the good highway connecting it to the capital has made it popular with foreigners, many of who have established in the area
The Bay Islands of Honduras offer a very different world from that of mainland Honduras. The Islands history, which includes many disputes between the Spaniards and the British during colonial times, with the British actually controlling the islands most of time, have given the islands a unique heritage.

Accommodations:
nature
nature
marriot hotel,2320033, portal del angel 2396538,honduras maya 220 5000

Nightlife:
sunrise in honduras
sunrise in honduras
El Nilo Ai Kap Bar. The newest disco in Tegus, with a definite international flair and outstanding Egyptian decor including a simulated Nile river crossing the disco. Located at the Furiwa restaurant building, in the Juan Pablo II area of town. Open Wednesday to Saturday, this disco offers a full international bar service with exotic cocktails and a limited snack menu. With a capacity for up to 220 seated persons, this is without doubt the most exclusive disco bar in town. If you plan on visiting this bar, bring the key to your hotel and an ID and access will be much easier. There is an entrance cover charge which varies from day to day.

Bambu. The “in” disco in Tegus, located at Boulevard Morazan, in the old Las Haciendas Convention Center building. A modern, bustling disco that is a lot of fun! Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 p.m.

Hangouts:
our cats
our cats
Bar Napoc. This exclusive bar located at the Hotel Marriott in Tegucigalpa has fast become one of the most popular get together spots in town. . Rojo Verde y Ajo. Located in the Colonia Palmira, one block off the Boulevard Morazan. Offers soft jazz music with a fully stocked bar. . Fridays. The typical US neighborhood bar is also here in Tegus. Located at the Multiplaza Shopping Mall.

Restaurants:
sambo creek
sambo creek
El Anafre. Located across the street from the park. Typical food. Beer and soft drinks are served. Owner is English speaking. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. Nice typical Honduran town decor.


Papagayo. International and typical Honduran foods in a family atmosphere. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Don Quijote Located on the outskirts of town, this is one of the best restaurants in Valle de Angeles. Spanish and international cuisine, with outstanding paella

Other recommendations:
our museums
our museums
la ceiba, santa rosa de copan, san pedro sula, ocotepeque, puerto cortes, garifunas tribes, la mosquitia natural.reserve. la tigra in teguciglapa.best places in tegucuigal pa el mall, boulevard morazan. best restaurants: fridays, restaurant alondra,Vinalia Wine Cafe,Casa Maria.El Patio.
best beauty salon mirna de pineda 232 00 58,ivonnes,best hotel, intercontinental, marriot,hotel plaza san martin,best neighborhoods to visit, lomas del guijarro, santa helena, el hatillo, palmira.

Published on Monday June 20th, 2005


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Sat, Aug 13 2005 - 07:32 PM rating by ta-shy

i'm very interested in your Honduras report however some of it is cut off at the end... in the part of "favorite spots.." I would like to know the rest. I'm planning a trip there in November this year and would like to make plans.. thanx for your time and consideration.
Tashi

Fri, Jul 15 2005 - 03:15 AM rating by janchan

A great report !!! Actually, I've seen the other face of Honduras... but I've enjoyed this country and especially its people a lot ! :)
ciao

Jan

Tue, Jul 12 2005 - 09:04 PM rating by ardelia

A great write up. AMazing place. Maya civilisation has long been known to attract people from all over the world. I would like to step there one fine day..

Ardelia

Fri, Jul 01 2005 - 09:58 AM rating by emmaanderson

The report was so good that I feel like going to Honduras right away...when is the best time to go?

Thu, Jun 30 2005 - 03:39 PM rating by eirekay

Evy,
I enjoyed your report - very through! Having just returned from Tikal, I want to make Copan my next trip. It looks like you scuba dives in Honduras ~ do you have any recommendations? I have dived in Belize, which I imagine in similar, being on the same reef.

Thanks,
Eire

Tue, Jun 28 2005 - 07:10 PM rating by magsalex

Great report

Mon, Jun 20 2005 - 10:17 AM rating by bear495

This is a wonderful job. Please keep giving us reports of this quality.

Russ

Mon, Jun 20 2005 - 08:20 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii evy ,
a excellent report from you indeed with very nice pictures.
i have one suggestion for you ,why not to shift the pictures locations in zig zag i mean one left side another right side and so on thus look wise more impressive
ravi

Mon, Jun 20 2005 - 06:47 AM rating by rangutan

Wonderful! "Bare" in mind, relatively few tourists get to this country, tucked between the americas, so a hot tip!

Mon, Jun 20 2005 - 06:05 AM rating by gloriajames

Hi Evy,
Welcome to Globo and bravo on your report!
Hope to see more from you.
Cheers
Gloria

Mon, Jun 20 2005 - 05:30 AM rating by davidx

A terrific report with fine pictures on a place where all information was new to me. Many thanks.

Mon, Jun 20 2005 - 02:22 AM rating by kandath

Evy,
Brilliant first report. Well written with lots of nice fotos. A joy to read. Well done !
Kris Kandath

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