Honduras Vacation, October 2007, by Nancy K.
(Nancy enjoyed planning her Honduras vacation using the site and
would like to give back, via this page.)
Garifuna tour of Punta Sal for hiking snorkeling and lunch was
awesome. We got a substantial boat ride to boot, not just a drop in and pick-up.
We left out of Tela. Tela was lovely. We stayed at Maya Vista for views that let
us truly enjoy the town whether ot not we left our room. I can't imagine being
cooped up at a hostel type place there near the park for a similar price no
In Ceiba we crashed at Jungle River Lodge. We took a well guided raft trip. We
loved the sounds of the rapids in our room. I especially appreciated that it
appeared to be Honduran owned and run. The difference between them and Omega
from what I read does not seem huge but we had a terrific experience with Jungle
River. Their Ceiba office is at the Banana republic guesthouse.
Our take off point from Los Molinos B&B was a great value. I liken it to a
non-restrictive homestay. The owners tips and knowledge changed our trip
significantly. We ventured a bit outside Hedman Alas, tried a chicken bus or
two, and felt more secure traveling thru Honduras. I strongly recommend their
B&B as a place to get your bearings once in Honduras.
No one wanted to accept the travel checks, my last effort was the bank but the
lines were so looong that I quit. Make sure you have $30 USD or lemp equivalent
per person when you are ready to fly home, that's the tax you'll owe. We did not
need a guide after we scored the Honduras Tips publication free from a tour
office. Unless you are okay going some time without one you can wait for an
opportunity like this. Its better than our lonely planet was. Definitely heed
the warnings for safety if you can run the precautions alongside the exploration
then you will have a nice trip.