Honduras Central Heartland

The Central Heartland of Honduras

Honduras Central Heartland
Panoramic View of Lake Yojoa.

The area I call the Honduras Central Heartland is between the two main cities in Honduras. I am of course talking about Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Highway CA5 is the backbone of the country’s highway system. The road follows the Sula Valley up to Lake Yojoa. From there it continues to the city of Siguatepeque. Sigua, as the locals call their city, is in the Central Highlands of Honduras. From there, it descends into the fertile Valley of Comayagua. The valley receives its name from the old colonial capital of Honduras: Comayagua.

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There are many reasons to come through this area. For one, it is on the road between the major cities in Honduras. In addition, Siguatepeque is the eastern gateway to the Lenca Route. This is the area in the Honduran Western Highlands between the cities of La Esperanza and Gracias. Last, but not least, the area the only natural lake in Honduras: Lake Yojoa.

National Parks and Colonial Cities

The Central Heartland offers magnificent National Parks. Panacam, Montaña de Comayagua and Montaña de Santa Barbara are fine examples. You will find easy access to the Lenca culture. There are many charming colonial cities and towns that you will love exploring.

Honduras Central Heartland
A birds eye view of Comayagua as seen from the Cathedral’s belfry

This is also coffee country, and you will find many coffee fincas. Of course, great coffee shops with local coffee are available. Take a coffee tour and learn more about this aromatic beverage. Remember, coffee has become one of the main staples of Honduras’ economy.

The Honduras Central Heartland gives you opportunity to discover the real Honduras. Mountains, rural farms, coffee fincas, colonial towns and historical cities are here!  Best of all  is the areas climate. Because of the altitude, you will find that nights are cool, especially around Siguatepeque. The temperature is a bit warmer in Lake Yojoa and Comayagua. Yet, still a pleasant respite from the hot, muggy weather along the coastal lowlands.