Plaza Morazan in Tegucigalpa is one of my favorite spots in the capital city! There is so much to see there and in the nearby blocks. Of course, for most city dwellers from Tegus, it is a hassle to go downtown, traffic, noise, people… But there is so much to see that it is well worth the time to visit.
The Plaza San Martin Hotel District in Tegucigalpa has several different hotels that sit next to each other. The largest convention centers in Tegucigalpa are within the district. Best of all, the area has a small park and there are various establishments, from café´s serving gourmet coffee to microbreweries.
Here I go again, you will ask, how can Tegucigalpa be the Central American Capital City with the most Colonial Heritage? Heck it was not even the capital of the province of Honduras during colonial times! Yet, as it turns out, today, most of the capitals of the Central American countries where not the most important city of the province during colonial times.
I am always in search of a good wine bar. So, during my recent trip to the capital city, I just had to make a stop at Vinalia the best wine bar in Tegucigalpa. Vinalia is within the Los Proceres Commercial area in Tegucigalpa. This is a chic address with many restaurants & bars.
I have always loved the Portal del Angel, which is the first and original Boutique Hotel in Tegucigalpa. But despite my liking of the property, I had never stayed there. Tegucigalpa can be a chaotic city, so finding a unique place to relax and get away from the rat race is always a goal.
The coffee shop craze has hit Central America hard, and Tegucigalpa is no stranger to the scene. It was to be expected, Honduras produces fine coffee and we should all enjoy it here at home. Although there are many great coffee shops in Honduras, there is one that really stands out on its own. I am talking about Cafe Galeano in Tegucigalpa.
The Restaurant name is Carmela, and it has a nice atmosphere. They serve great pizza and pasta. The waiting staff was friendly and good looking. They took good care of us. Prices were right and the wine was great. Two of us ordered pasta, the other a salad. We were all delighted with our food, which we enjoyed.
There are many colonial buildings in Honduras that remind us of our time as a Spanish Colony. The most plentiful and outstanding are religious buildings. The most magnificent are without doubt the colonial Cathedrals in Comayagua and Tegucigalpa. There are two different colonial buildings in Honduras that are a result of military efforts to protect the territory.
Are looking for things to do in Tegucigalpa? Consider a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Suyapa. The Shrine consists of two different buildings. The huge, modern Basilica, and the small original church. People from all over Honduras make a pilgrimage here on the 3rd of February.