This massive fortress was built during colonial times to defend the Spanish commercial fleet in the Gulf of Honduras. King Ferdinand VI of Spain gave instructions to build the fortress. Construction took place between 1768 and 1775. This is without doubt the most important colonial military building in Central America and is in very good condition
Olanchito is quite close to home. I live on the old dirt road between La Ceiba and Olanchito. On this road I am only 50 km from Olanchito. However, the road, that locals call “La Culebra” is no longer open. This dirt road was the connection between the two largest production centers of the Standard […]
There are some towns that have a unique sense of place. Yuscaran, one of my favorite towns in Honduras has a lot of sense of place! Yuscaran is a colonial town that dates to the XVIII century (Circa 1730). The name is an ancient Indian name that means big mountain. Yuscaran sits at an altitude of just over 1000 meters above sea level.