The capital of the Honduran Caribbean, the fun hostess to carnival parties, doorway to the sea, dance floor, launchpad for adventures, threshold to rich natural treasures: the port city of La Ceiba, is born around a huge Ceiba tree, sacred to the Maya, in the late 19th century. Like many Caribbean cities, it comes of age with the banana trade, which also connects it to the world, especially to New Orleans and some European ports.
Here await friendly and happy people, while you enjoy the sun at the beach, or explore the wealth of natural parks, reefs, mountains and mangroves that surround La Ceiba. Its scenic overlook, perhaps the highest on the Caribbean coast, is on top of a tropical mountain forest, where currents flow down soaked with adventure.
Enjoy La Ceiba – it waits with natural treasures, people who like to party and a fast rhythm. You'll come back with experiences to share.
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Access by road to La Ceiba is easy via a paved road with posted signs. The drive from Tegucigalpa is 437 kms (272 miles) and from San Pedro Sula it is 190 kms (118 miles). There are at least three quality and reliable buses bus companies, each with different schedule options: Hedman Alas, Viana and Cristina.
You can also get there by sea: from Roatan on the Galaxy Wave ferry or from Utila Utila Princess ferry. Both services have two daily departures. The trip from Roatan takes two hours and one from Utila.
The people of La Ceiba bring all of its attractions to life.. Joy and rhythm receive visitors all year long. Holy Week and Easter are a popular time to visit for many tourists.
Its Carnival arrives in mid-May; a celebration in honor of Saint Isidore that brings dancing in the streets; and then in June the reason is to celebrate peace.
In August, the Garifuna culture invites you to enjoy La Ceiba and its surroundings, exploring that living Cultural Heritage of Humanity and enjoy the dancing, food and flavors of the Luma Wafeduha Ceiba Festival.
The city breathes out its fun attitude to all the nearby protected natural areas: the Pico Bonito National Park, a tropical forest with a barely explored biodiversity, rivers, waterfalls and rapids, zip lines and rafting on the Cangrejal River.; the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, the Cacao Lagoon, hot springs and farm tours; the traditional casabe (a Garifuna food) and thesea adventures of transparent beaches and the reef in Cayos Cochinos.