What to do and see in La Ceiba, Atlantida Department: The Best Places and Tips

La Ceiba (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈseiβa]) is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America. It is located on the southern edge of the Caribbean, forming part of the south eastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras. With an estimated population of over 200,000 living in approximately 170 residential areas (called colonias or barrios), it is the third largest city in the country and the capital of the Honduran department of Atlántida. La Ceiba was officially founded on 23 August 1877. The city was named after a giant ceiba tree which grew near the old dock. The dock itself finally fell into the sea in late 2007. The city has been officially proclaimed the "Eco-Tourism Capital of Honduras" as well as the "Entertainment Capital of Honduras". Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer (Spanish San Isidro Labrador). During this time, the city is host to approximately 500,000 tourists.

1. Cayos Cochinos

La Ceiba, Honduras Nature & Parks, Islands
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Cayos Cochinos

Reviewed By kmdays - Tegucigalpa, HondurasTegucigalpa, Honduras

Amazing Virgin Beauty

We took the boat at Sambo Creek with Tours Options. The price of the tour is $45 per person more or less and half the price for kids. The water ride was rough, dont ever sit in the front. But the guide Alex and the Captain Ricardo did a great job to make

2. Utila Dream Ferry

Muelle de Cabotaje, La Ceiba IB3103, Honduras Transportation, Ferries
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Utila Dream Ferry

Terminal Locations: La Ceiba: Cabotaje Dock Utila: Municipal Dock Roatan: Coxen Hole Travel time between each terminal: 50 minute ferry ride approximetly. Please notice: The Utila Dream ferry only travels between Utila and Roatan on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, (and Mondays starting on June 1st, 2017). . Passenger Rates: 1. Adult passengers or young adults over the age of 11 years old pay full ticket price. 2. Kids from 5 to 11 years of age pay 50% of ticket price. 3. Kids younger than 5 years of age travel for free. 4. Honduran Adults and Residents older than 60 years of age have a 25% discount. Passenger requirements: 1. Show up at terminal at least 30 minutes before departure. 2. A legal ID is required to purchase a ticket. (ID Card, passport, licence, Birth Papers, etc.) and passengers are required to have their IDs on them at all time. 3. Passengers under the age of 18 are also required to present an ID. 4. Passengers under the age of 18 and traveling alone must present a letter signed by legal parents Authorizing travel without Adult Supervision. 5. Children under 5 years of age must also have and present an ID or Birth Papers. Policies: 1. No Refunds. 2. Tickets are not transferable to other identities. 3. Only date and route changes are allowed with a Lps. 50.00 fee. 4. Passengers are allowed 2 bags, with a limit of 100lbs. per passenger.

Reviewed By Dwaynev - Utila, HondurasUtila, Honduras

Best option

Utila Dream ferry is the standard transport from Roatan to La Cieba to Utila or vice versa.Very nice two story catamaran style boat with enclosed or open air roofed seating.Its fast, quiet, and cleanTakes about an hour either way.. beer, pop, or water for

3. Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

| 33 km from La Ceiba, La Ceiba 31101, Honduras Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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5 based on 29 reviews

Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By DBARTHB - Puerto Vallarta, MexicoPuerto Vallarta, Mexico

Absolutely beautiful.

The entire journey was great. Starting with the "train" trip to the refuge and ending with waiting with the 'train' trip back. The tour itself of the rivers was breathtaking. Gliding along in a small aluminum boat was so serene and peaceful. The guide was

4. Cangrejal River

La Ceiba, Honduras Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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5 based on 21 reviews

Cangrejal River

Reviewed By Michael M - Medellin, ColombiaMedellin, Colombia

Super activities

Better upriver for rafting or swimming and seeing some animals and such. I was there in low season, and the water level was down, but plenty of fun. There are several communities along the river - El Naranjo, Las Mangas, Rio Viejo, Yaruca, and more, so, y

5. El Malecon de La Ceiba

Avenida San Isidro | Calle 1, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Beaches, Playgrounds More
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4 based on 50 reviews

El Malecon de La Ceiba

Reviewed By CW I - Port Isabel, TexasPort Isabel, Texas

A Beautiful Stroll on the Pier

This is part of the new waterfront revitalization for La Ceiba and while it's been under way for years, it's coming along nicely. Take a stroll along the waterfront and out along the Pier, safe and easy. Local food and culture all along the way.

6. Utila Dream Ferry

| Utila Municipal Dock, La Ceiba, Honduras Transportation, Ferries
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Utila Dream Ferry

The Safest, Easiest, and Smartest way way to travel between the beautiful beaches of Honduras La Ceiba, Utila and Roatan. Terminals located in: La Ceiba: Muelle Cabotaje Utila: Municipal Dock Roatan: Coxen Hole Approximately 55 minute ferry ride between each terminal. Website: utilaferry . com Utila is the smallest of the Honduran major Bay Islands, after Roatan and Guanaja, in a region that marks the south end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest in the world. Come explore Utila alone, with friends, or family! Hashtags: Economic LayBack, Beautiful, QualityDiving, WhaleSharks, Caribbean, Party, Paradise.

Reviewed By kkleinrn - Highland, UtahHighland, Utah

Pleasurable and scenic short boat rip

The Utila Dream is a relatively new ferry service from La Ceiba to Utila. Ferry travels between La Ceiba and Utila twice a day, and now with service Utila to Roatan once a day Friday through Sunday. Modern spacious and new ferry, with open air seating, in

7. Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH

Costado Sur Aeropuerto Goloson, Colonia Menonita | Departmaento de Produccion Vegetal CURLA UNAH, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums
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5 based on 6 reviews

Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH

Reviewed By paulg599 - Zandvoort, The NetherlandsZandvoort, The Netherlands

Nice and unexpected large collection of impressive insects

After a meeting we had a short visit to this museum. I was impressed by the collection of insects, even some butterflies from the Netherlands (I'm from there).

8. Honduhost

Plaza Los Angeles, Ave La Republia | Local # 9, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras Nature & Parks, Islands, Waterfalls, National Parks More
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3.5 based on 18 reviews

Honduhost

Visit the biggest waterfall in Honduras and the National Park La Tigra which is a cloud forest on your way to Leon, Nicaragua.

Reviewed By Marie-Eve B - Sherbrooke, CanadaSherbrooke, Canada

Great service. Shuttle from La Ceiba to Leon

Nice van with A/C and DVD to watch during the trip. They pick you up directly to the ferry from Utila/Roatan and can drop you directly to your hotel in Leon.They provide two drivers. The first take you from La Ceiba to another town in Honduras, close to t

9. Swinford Park

Calle 7, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras Nature & Parks
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By catrachoholandes

Small but relax

Close to the center you can relax in this small park. Lots of stuff from the old railroadcompany and standardfruit company. NIce for picture but it's very small.

10. Catedral de San Isidro

Avenida San Isidro, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4 based on 12 reviews

Catedral de San Isidro

Reviewed By Guizo A - Sao Paulo, SPSao Paulo, SP

Just OK

Let's be honest, the San Isidro Cathedral won't be the most beautiful church that you will see in your life! Unless you are a super religious person or you have free time in La Ceiba, you would rather to go somewhere different from the church. Maybe at th

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