Nothing like a walk in paradise when you are feeling down. This lockdown is for the birds. But then again, they (the birds) are not part of the lockdown and are all over the place. My secluded piece of paradise offers an outstanding spot for birdwatching.
I wish I could say that my good news from the Cangrejal River Valley is that we are open again. Not quite, but most hotels are working on it and complying with the bio security protocols. These are meant to keep us safe as well as all our guests. Not trying to put us before […]
It has been three days, since the Pico Bonito mysterious steam clouds were first seen. At first we all thought that it was a fire in the jungle clad mountains just north of La Ceiba in Honduras. However it is now clear that this is not the case. One thing is clear to eyesight: the fumaroles are not coming from Pico Bonito peak. But rather from an area East of the peak within Pico Bonito National Park.
Yesterday, as I drove into town early in the morning, I could not help noticing a strange looking cloud that clung to the mountains. For an instant, I thought it might be a forest fire. But the smoke was very white, and it came from a very green area high in the mountain. Sometimes, local […]
The Refugio de Vida Silvestre Colibri Esmeralda Hondureño is in the Aguan Valley. The closest city and accommodations are in the city of Olanchito, in the department of Yoro. You can reach this city from la Ceiba, by taking the CA13 highway east towards Trujillo.
Our destination was a beach community with the name of Playa el Venado. This is a small community of about 37 families that are fully committed to conservation of the “Tortuga Golfina” a turtle that comes to the beaches within the Gulf of Fonseca to lay their eggs.
This week I was tasked with the pleasurable job of showing a colleague the diverse hotels and activities available in the Cangrejal River Valley. Locals refer to the area as “La Cuenca del Rio Cangrejal”. I drive up and down this road on a regular basis, yet I was once again in awe as hurriedly rushed through the valley.
We all dream of visiting a rainforest, yet few are willing to rough it out. There are many reasons for this. Some dislike the idea of getting soaking wet in the rain forest. After all, that is why they call it the rain forest, because it often rains! Others have a phobia of running into snakes.
The answer is a categorical no! The Lodge at Pico Bonito is open and there are no plans to close it. So where did all this rumor about the Lodge at Pico Bonito closing come from? Some outbound employees started the false rumor.
The hostel facility has a total of 7 rooms. Most of them have bunk beds and can accommodate from 2 to 6 persons in a room. The fact that electricity is now available, means that locals can provide better facilities, including food and drink to guests staying overnight in the refuge.