A night outside of La Ceiba

La Ceiba Travel Blog

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We traveled by ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba, then took the bus toward Tela, getting out at the Natural View Ecotourism Park, which was recommened by the Honduran Moon Guide. This place is definitely set up to cater to weekenders from San Pedro Sula - large eating area, pool, and soccer field, beautifully landscaped. They seemed a little surprised when we asked for a cabina, and there wasn't even a real path leading out to the cabinas. The 'rustic adobe and thatch-roof cabins are clean and cool" - well, cool anyway, at least when we checked in. What we hadn't counted on was that by evening the cabin had warmed in the day's sun into a hotbox, which would have been all right if we'd had a fan, but this 'rustic' place had no power, so no fan- but we did have a big hole in our mosquito net and scorpions! So it was a long sweaty mostly sleepless night,, waiting for the daylight to come. A shower before bed would have helped, but there was no water in the bathroom. By morning we thought of showering at the pool, which worked.

The next day we decided to take a tour of the nearby park, Cuero y Salado refuge. Our guides were great- one had their family farm on the refuge, and treated us to a tour of their finca. This was the first time we'd tried a green coconut - before the white stuff forms on the inside, it's custardy and sweet - the milk is really sweet at this stage too - delicous!  I also had passion fruit right off the vine, it reminded me of the sour lolipops I loved as a kid, but it was much better than that. Then we took off and spend about 3 hours canoeing around in the refuge - didn't see a whole lots of birds, but there were locals fishing around every turn.  It was great to see the park, and at 500 limpiras for the both of us, a pretty good deal.
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La Ceiba
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