Chocolate is native to Central America. Other daily goodies native to Central America are the Cashew nuts. But few people are aware that vanilla is originally from Central America! Can you imagine life without vanilla?
The Archaeological Park in Copan Ruinas provides for a fascinating history of the Maya Civilization. One thing is sure about this site: there is magic in Copan! Nobody who has been there can disagree. Arguably, Copan Ruinas, the most magical place in Honduras, is worth a visit.
To my knowledge, the oldest island house in Utila is where Munchies, the restaurant is in. This is just west of the Municipal dock. This house was once in the “Cays” and the owners brought it with them to Utila Town many years ago. The new owners renovated it a few years ago, and one of the main beams in the home had the date of 1864 written on it.
Some things don’t make sense. Yet if you see them again and again, maybe its you who can’t make sense of them. I get the same questions asked by travelers as they traverse the Honduras highways. Perhaps the most often asked question is why is everyone selling apples? Another common word you will see is “Pulperia”
Every town has its history, and they should try to preserve it as an important part of their heritage. The north coast of Honduras is quite young, and its history is somewhat short, compared to other areas in Central America. The new museum in Tela seeks to tell the story of Tela as a mayor railroad hub in Honduras.
There is no other tree as big and impressive in Mesoamerica as the Ceiba Tree. The tree grows to epic proportions, and does so fast. An adult Ceiba Tree towers well over the rest of the tropical rain forest Canopy
One of the most famous myths about unique natural events in Honduras is the “Fish Rain in Yoro”. Known as “La Lluvia de Peces”, this is a myth that many in Honduras believe in. Regardless of whether this is truth of myth, everybody in Honduras has heard about it and considers this true.
There is no question that the La Ceiba Carnival is the biggest party in Honduras. Many people compare it to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. But is the La Ceiba Carnival the Honduran Mardi Gras? This year, 2017, the Carnival will take place on Saturday May 20. The event starts with a big parade down San Isidro Avenue.
Our Lady of Suyapa is the Patron Saint of Honduras. Pilgrims from around the country arrive in Tegucigalpa to pay their respects to our Lady of Suyapa. To them, She is a mother, who will intercede on our behalf with Jesus to get miracles and special favors.
Honduras, as well as most of the world celebrates New Years with passion. Contrary to Christmas in Honduras, the New Year celebration in Honduras is a time to spend with friends. Those that stay home usually organize a party and invite their friends.