Travel Day: La Ceiba to Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
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I woke up early and ate a quick breakfast, and started my walk to the bus station. I did this for 2 reasons, 1 of course to save money, and 2 to kill some time before the bus arrived with my baggage. Well, not such a good idea. I didnt really pay attention to the cab ride to the hotel the night before, and now i am lost, walking aimlessly through the streets of La Ceiba. Luckily, the man i asked directions from drove me there instead of telling me how to get there. I love that, friendly people, and his car had air condition! An amazing luxury in Central America.
I waited awhile for the bag, and grabbed a taxi going out to the ferry with some passengers getting off the bus.
We procured a handy from someone waiting and called ahead to Alton's Dive shop to secure some beds since it can be hard to get a room at the better places sometimes. We were told Alton's was one of the better places to stay and party on Utila, plus William-Paul, another friend from Jungle Party was holed up there.
The Utila ticket office finally opened at 2:30. The ferry was full for the one hour vomit comet out to Utila. Alton was waiting for us at the dock, and he gave us a lift to the hostel. The room runs 5US per night if you do a dive trip with them, and completely free if you take a course with them. They offer every course imaginable from basic to dive master.
After getting settled in the new crew went to dinner across the street at RJ's. They do a BBQ, and are open only 3 days a week. The best fish sell out pretty quickly, so come early if you want the goods. My brave companions had the barricuda, which usually carries ciguatera where i am from. Fortunately, no one got sick from the fish.