Over 12 centuries ago, the Copan Valley was inhabited by the great Maya Civilization. For them, this was the Sacred Valley of Scarlet Macaws. A nearby hill was named Macaw Mountain. The magnificent ball court in the center of the Acropolis still has the 6 markers resembling macaws.
Christmas is always a time to be jolly. And Christmas in Honduras 2019 has so far been special. I am in the lovely town of Copan Ruinas for Christmas this year. It is always nice here, and yet this Christmas is especially nice. The reason is that the local town hall has made a special effort to decorate the central plaza.
The Copan Prize is the most significant award for the tourism industry in Honduras. The prize is given once a year in during a gala dinner. The President himself attends the gala as an acknowledgement of the efforts by entrepreneurs to promote tourism in Honduras. Usually, the different tourism related associations, as well as the […]
Yes, there is now a hotel that offers facilities for guests with limited lower extremity mobility in Roatan! The Richardson Serenity Villa in Roatan is now open and features 10 rooms. Of these, four rooms take into consideration the Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
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 […]
WestJet, a Canadian air carrier based in Calgary, Alberta announced yesterday that they will begin a flight to Roatan Honduras! The service is scheduled to commence this December and will operate once a week on Sundays. The route is from Toronto to Roatan and according to the preliminary schedule, will be landing in Roatan RTB airport at 1:11 pm.
Nicole Marrder took office as the new Minister of Tourism in Honduras this week! She is a very active person with close ties to the travel community in Honduras. We are excited about the new leadership at the Honduras Institute of Tourism and looking forward to working closely with Nicole to promote Honduras as a World Class Travel Destination!
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.