My Very Own List of Top Places to Stay in Honduras in 2017
Thinking of visiting Honduras but trying to figure out which are the top places to stay in Honduras in 2017? Although Honduras is a small country, there are many places to visit. Honduras, almost by definition offers a unique and different travel experience. Of course, choosing the right places for you stay in Honduras will have a direct impact on you final vacation experience. I have had with the opportunity of traveling throughout Honduras for over two decades. Believe me, I have taken advantage of it. Following is my suggestion of top places to stay in Honduras in 2017.
La Villa de Soledad at the Cangrejal River Valley.
This pleasant and homey bed and breakfast is just 5 miles outside of La Ceiba, towards the mountains. Despite the short distance, you will feel in a remote, jungle location. The service provided by the innkeepers has made them worthy or outstanding reviews. Both Booking.com and Tripadvisor have given them various awards over the years. The villa has only 4 rooms, each with a private bath, hot water and access to wifi. It’s spectacular layout seamlessly blends the indoors with the outdoors.
La Villa de Soledad is the perfect combination of a Jungle Lodge with all the modern amenities. Are looking for a peaceful retreat in nature, or the adventure of a lifetime? In any case, you will be glad you stayed at La Villa de Soledad B&B. The innkeepers, Soledad and John are perfect hosts. Soledad is a lovely Honduran lady who is all smiles and always willing to please her guests. John is knowledgeable of Honduras and Central America, and can give you many different tips about the top places to stay in Honduras in 2017.
Camp Bay Lodge at Roatan Island’s East End.
Camp Bay Lodge sits in one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean. You will feel like you are in absolute paradise! Relax in the expansive white sand beaches, snorkel the nearby reefs or learn to kite surf. It is all up to you! If you are into Yoga, this is the place for you. Marylu, the host offers daily Yoga sessions. The Lodge has a lovely yoga platform looking out to the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Rooms are lovely, with doors or windows opening out to the Caribbean. Enjoy the cool trade winds, let the sound of the surf lull you to sleep or render tribute to the sun gods who will tan your body to perfection.
Camp Bay Lodge has just reopened its doors and is still pretty much off the radar. Take advantage and book now to enjoy a great beach vacation! You will love the vibes at Roatan’s East End.
Hacienda San Lucas in Copan Ruinas.
High up in the mountains overlooking the Copan Archaeological Park, Hacienda San Lucas has a soul of its own. You will find archaeological vestiges of the Maya throughout the property. A true sense of rural Honduras permeates your surroundings. From time to time, a scarlet macaw will land in the hotel grounds for a rest or to feed on a tree. When was the last time you saw a Scarlet Macaw in the Wild? The food at the Hacienda is superb. Flavia Cueva, the owner – manager has done an outstanding job with traditional Maya recipes. Enjoy the unique flavors of Copan, and let the mystical Maya atmosphere soothe your soul and body. Hacienda San Lucas also offers ideal facilities for the practice of yoga.
Hacienda Montecristo in Santa Rosa de Copan.
A magnificent coffee estate waits for you in the mountains of Western Honduras. This is ideal coffee growing territory. You will fall in love with the shade grown coffee plantations here. This centennial hacienda has been in the same family for over three generations. The Estate House is a true example of the magnificent rural architecture of Honduras. Interact with the local communities, learn about cattle ranching, or do some horseback riding. Best of all, learn all about coffee. From the coffee bush to the coffee berries. The industrial process to separate the pulp from the seed, and then the process until it gets to your coffee. Hacienda Montecristo offers a unique experience that will show you the true rural Honduras. The Hacienda is only 20 minutes outside of Santa Rosa de Copan.
Caserio Valuz in Zambrano, Francisco Morazan.
The town of Zambrano is 20 miles (30 km) north of Tegucigalpa, on the highway towards San Pedro Sula. Just a few blocks off the road, into the town you will find this lovely small hotel. Owned by Jorge Valle Aguiluz and his wife, the hotel exudes charm. Enjoy the collection of religious artifacts throughout the preoperty. Jorge has purchased them during his trips around Central America decorates this lovely Inn. You will enjoy the rural atmosphere of this property, as well as the conversation with Jorge. Despite its closeness to Tegucigalpa, Caserio Valuz feels like it is in a remote rural location. Enjoy the community, take a hike to the magnificent Catarata Escondida or enjoy some horseback riding. Best of all, relax and feel at home in rural Honduras.
Casa Xochicalco in Tegucigalpa.
If you are spending the night in Tegucigalpa, I have good news for you. Casa Xochicalco is a lovely bed and breakfast located on the outskirts of town in El Hatillo. This charming home is almost 70 years old and is now a bed and breakfast. Esperanza, the owner is a fantastic host. She will look after your needs and provide great tips about Tegus and surroundings. The lovely gardens are home to many birds, and the climate is nice and cool. Casa Xochicalco is a true oasis in Tegucigalpa. If you are looking for a unique place to stay in Tegus, this is the best alternative.
I trust you will love my list of top places to stay in Honduras in 2017. They are all unique, each of them is in a lovely setting and will provide an outstanding experience. Please do get back to me with your comments on your experience at these top places to stay in Honduras. If you know of a place that I should include in this list, feel free to send me a comment and I promise I will go check it out!