Hedman Alas and Viana have temporarily suspended their service to La Ceiba. We hope that they will soon re open the route. This is the purpose of this Travel Update. To provide you with a few alternatives that will help you travel between San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba.
For over a year I heard horror stories about the Tegucigalpa to Choluteca Highway due to construction. By some reports, it could take as long as 7 hours to drive the 160 kilometers between both cities. This past week, I had the opportunity to travel between Tegucigalpa and Choluteca. I am happy to report that travel time was under 2 hours.
Most anyone who has been to Copan Ruinas in the last few years complains about the highway. I was just there for the weekend and am happy to provide the following Copan Ruinas highway update. I drove from La Ceiba to Copan Ruinas last Friday and just got back home a couple of hours ago.
Travel between Roatan and Utila used to be nuisance. With no regular service scheduled between the islands, you had to travel to La Ceiba and then backtrack to the other island. Fortunately, that is all part of the past.. The Utila Dream Ferry Service now operates daily between both islands.
Since I live in La Ceiba, travel to Roatan is easy. I have two options: I can fly or take the ferry. When I first moved to Honduras, I could only fly, as there was still no ferry service available. Fortunately, we now have a state of the art ferry that is efficient, safe and fast!
There are two main routes for travelers crossing into Honduras from Guatemala. One of them follows the Caribbean Coast, through the Corinto Border over the Motagua River. As a general rule, travel from Rio Dulce to La Ceiba uses this route.
If my advice is any good, make sure you stop at the new Café Welchez at Santa Isabel during your next trip to Copan Ruinas. It is the perfect Honduras Style highway rest stop. Stretch your legs, have an invigorating cup of coffee and enjoy nice sweet bite.
The San Pedro Sula bus station is a modern facility that makes getting to and from San Pedro Sula much easier. Every single intercity bus service arrives and departs from this terminal.
The price war that started several months ago between the new and old ferry to Utila has come to an end. The biggest loser is the traveler to Utila.
To many people, Honduras sounds like a faraway place that is hard and expensive to get to. This is a far cry from the truth!