La Ceiba, Honduras - Food and Drink
Listed are here are some of the best restaurants I
found in La Ceiba. Send along your favorites by contacting me
• Best traditional Honduran food in Ceiba - Cobel (6th St., between San
Isidro and 14 de Julio Avenues). Very clean. Inexpensive.
◊ Try the 'baleadas' (flour torillas with fried beans, eggs, and or meat.)
◊ 'Sopa de res' (traditional beef soup).
◊ 'Sopa de Caracol (conch soup).
• Best traditional coffee shop - Hotel San Carlos, San Isidro between 5th
and 6th Streets. Sailors, treasure hunters, and locals. Listen for Misquito,
Creole English and Garifuna languages. Good place to ask for directions if
you are still working on your Spanish. Quick coffee - Cafe Americano across
from Central Park.
• Best Restaurant in all of Honduras - Visit Ricardo's for the beef but be prepared for North American prices
(Av. 14 de Julio and 10 Calle). Ricardo has won "Best Restaurant - Central
America" on several occasions.
good restaurants in Ceiba
Some Themed Ideas for time in La Ceiba
Here are some ways to spend time in Ceiba based on
• Visit during the
Ceiba carnaval but make sure you have reservations ahead
of time. Get your reservations early; consider the
Coco Pando Resort for a
good Honduras hotel.
All of Ceiba and the rest of Honduras turns
out for the carnaval. The event lies somewhere between Mardi Gras in New
Orleans and the pre-Lent festivities of Rio. Go when you are in Honduras and
let me know how you would categorize it!
Much of Ceiba comes alive during the week of the carnaval which I believe
will occur on Saturday, May 21st. Double check that date with hotel in
which you will be staying. Huge
parade with floats; music and dancing in the streets, all night long.
• Good ecotourist opportunities. Choose to visit either the
Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge which is west of
Ceiba or the
Pico Bonito National Park, south of Ceiba. You can't go wrong.
An article by Wendy Griffin details each of them.
• Look into rafting Honduras' best river, the
Rio Cangrejal. Several
Honduras travel agents in the area will help you if you don't want to do it on
your own. Consider Omega (has website, but is often "down"),
and La Moskitia. Hikers
and nature lovers will enjoy the mangrove swamps, the rain forests, the
hiking, the birding, and all the best of Honduras ecotourism.
Day-Trips on Your Own - Garifuna Villages near La
From Ceiba, you can take a local bus from the central station (Blvd. 15 de
Septiembre, just west of town) and visit the Garifuna villages of Corozal
(12 kms.) and Sambo Creek (20 kms). This makes for a perfect day-trip. Have
fried fish, or 'sopa de caracol' (conch) or 'sopa de pescado' (fish) at La
Champa or Sambo Creek Restaurant in Sambo Creek.
Need more to convince you? Visit
letsgohonduras.com, the official
Honduras visitors' guide. You have to scrum around a bit but
there is an English section with a decent build-out under "cities," and then