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GOLOSÓN INT'L AIRPORT - LA CEIBA
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Located 10 kilometers south west of the city center of La Ceiba, 15 meters above sea level. Because this is a terminal located a few meters from the sea, make it an important center in terms of tourism development and a necessary connection between the Bay Islands and mainland point.

Its spacious rooms and modern facilities include arrivals and international and national approach. Access to modern air terminal also has facilities for disabled visitors. It has the longest runway in Honduras.

Official Name: Golosón Int'l Airport.
Enterprise Administrator: InterAirports, S.A.
Distance from Downtown La Ceiba: 10 kilometers to South-west
Height above sea level: 15 meters
Latitude / Length: 15º 44’ 32” N 086º 51’ 111”
The Air Terminal: 3900 square meters and receives an average of 25 daily operations, international flights on Mondays and Fridays of Grand Cayman Island and Mondays charter flight from Montreal Canada. Additional hours of airport operation are from 06:00 to 22:00 hours local time.
Airstrip: 2949 meters long and 45 meters wide, taxiway 23 meters wide, asphalt concrete. The runway 07 and 25 are non-precision instrumental.
Vehicle parking capacity: 141 passenger vehicles, employees and dealers.
Concessions: It has food and beverage services in the country, free shop, car rental company vehicles, etc.
International Commercial Airlines: Cayman Airways, Sunwing from Toronto and Montreal. Seasonal charter.
Local Commercial Airlines: Aerolíneas Sosa, CM Airlines, Aerocaribe de Honduras, LANHSA

La Ceiba

La Ceiba is one of the most beautiful cities in Honduras. It is the third largest city in the country, and has about 300,000 habitants.

Its Caribbean coast and its port are its main assets. It is a municipality that has continued to grow and spread mainly due to its excellent geographical location and tourism development.

Currently its port is the second largest in the country. Its airport is the most important and here are many tourists taking flight or boat to the Bay Islands, tourist paradise of the country.

Festivals, carnivals, pubs and nightclubs, nightlife, make this an ideal place to enjoy your holiday country, since all this we can add its Caribbean beaches and nature that surrounds the city.

The Pico Bonito National Park is one of the only places in the world where you can see manatees and dugongs, jaguars, etc.

We can also enjoy museums, including the Museum of La Ceiba, where you will find the collection of the world's largest insect. The Zacate River National Park, where we can swim or go rafting, the resort of Los Chorros, an ideal place to relax or enjoy outdoor activities.

La Ceiba is the capital of Honduras ecotourism, perfect for leisure, culture, nature, sports activities in the open air, after all, the best place to enjoy your holiday in Honduras place.

 

Tela

Located in the coastal department of Atlantis, and just 90 kilometers from the international airport of San Pedro Sula and connected with an excellent highway that links San Pedro Sula, is extremely easy to reach this beautiful port.

The fame of Tela is its extraordinary beaches, however, Tela offers more than beaches. The former base of the banana consortium Tela Railroad Company, producers of the world famous brand Chiquita, has a unique and special flavor to this beautiful port.

The hotel Villas Telamar was set last time the residential area of ​​the executives of the company. Lancetilla Botanical Garden is another legacy that the company left Tela. The natural wealth of Tela can be enjoyed in three distinct areas: the Punta Sal National Park, Wildlife Refuge Punta Izopo and Botanical Garden Lancetilla. Also you can enjoy the rich culture of the Garifuna culture, so prevalent along the Bay of Tela.

 

Jeannette Kawas National Park

West end of the Bay of Tela is the Jeannette Kawas National Park. It takes its name from a large environmental activist who gave his life fighting for the conservation of this beautiful natural area. The park is one of the largest in Honduras considering its size and biodiversity. The small bays that are part of the peninsula served as a refuge for some of the most famous pirates of the Caribbean. Likewise, the peninsula forms a natural barrier that protects the beautiful Bay of Tela of the storms that come from the north. The park has two distinct separate areas: the mainland and the lagoon.

 

Los Micos Lagoon

The Los Micos lagoon is the portion of the park populated by birds. During the summer, we have identified over 350 species of birds. It is also inhabited by monkeys, turtles, lizards and many other animals. The lagoon is surrounded by a vast forest of mangrove canals and cays forming species of trees and other tropical plants which also grow. To the east, the lagoon is separated from the Caribbean Sea by a narrow white sand bar, forming an extensive beach. The Garifuna Village of Miami is built precisely on this bar. This village is a true cultural heritage where you can see and interact with the Garifuna people, who build their houses and reed manaja, preserving its ancient traditions.

 

Punta Izopo National Park

Located at the eastern end of the Bay of Tela, just 12 km from the city, this national park is named after the hill (Cerro Izopo) just over the sea. The lush greenery of the hill, washed by the Banana and Hicaque Rivers, are home to many animals, among which tropical birds such as parrots, toucans and parrots and monkeys, lizards and turtles. The channels formed in the mangroves are accessible by canoe paddles (whether kayaks), which allows to enter the refuge in stealthily to avoid disturbing the animals but as close as possible to them. This trip also allowed to visit the Garifuna village of Triunfo de la Cruz, where he landed point Olid following orders received from Hernan Cortes to begin the conquest of Honduras.

 

Lancetilla Botanical Garden

Located a few kilometers from Tela is Lancetilla Botanical Garden, founded in 1926 as an experimental garden for the Tela Railroad Company. Today, because of its size and variety of its flora, it is the second tropical botanical garden in the world, having both endemic species of Honduras and Central America, and around the tropical world. A variety of birds have made this paradise their home due to the abundance of fruit trees, so you can watch many of them. There is a well marked path that will take you around the garden. Also, if you follow the path that takes you through a beautiful and lush bamboo forest, you will reach a crystal Lancetilla poses the River, where you can take a refreshing dip after his walk in the garden. The entrance fee to the park is Lps. 50.00 and includes a guided tour.

 

Garífunas Villages

The most fascinating is undoubtedly Miami, which is the only one after all these years, continues to maintain its appearance and traditions. In every village you can eat traditional food and meet some of the customs of the Garifuna. Very interesting and fun are their dances, especially the "tip" and "yancunu", who remember their African roots. Except for Rio Tinto and Miami, all the above villages are easily accessible. From fabric there is a public service buses and taxis that allow you to reach them.

 

Garífuna Museum

Open again after a period which remained closed. The museum opens a window to the rich culture of the Garifuna. This ethnic group living in Honduras since 1797. Originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, and the product of miscegenation between the Caribbean and Arawak natives and descendants of black slaves from Africa, came to our shores and They distributed along the Atlantic coast. Their traditions, including their language have survived for more than two centuries, and have some influence in shaping modern culture of Honduras.

 

Cochinos Keys

Cochinos Keys is a small tourist destination that are in Honduras, right on the Caribbean Sea in the area of La Ceiba. More than half a dozen keys and small islands to visit ideals, which are in turn the Cayos Cochinos Biological Reserve.

These keys are small islands with lush vegetation and pristine, you will not find many buildings, only small huts that serve as housing for scientific groups who come to study the fauna and flora of this area.

In the largest of the islands we will find the only hotel in the archipelago, a hotel that has all the facilities around restaurant, bar, room and of course, diving school and the possibility of doing other activities like kayaking through which you can take a tour of the Keys.

In another keys inhabited by a population of Garifuna, and the other scientific groups only. To reach these keys you must take a ferry from La Ceiba, from this dock boats leave every day to these keys.

 

Trujillo

This small community is located on the north coast of Honduras. It has a great historical significance dating back to colonial times when it was a big economic attractiveness of the New World. Its great beauty and unique cultural heritage makes Trujillo another fabulous tourist destination of Honduras. The Garifuna culture arrived and settled in the Bay of Trujillo and given it an important cultural aspect to the area. These native people are still in one of the most beautiful virgin beaches in the country located near Trujillo. Cuyamel Caverns where interesting archaeological finds have been made recently and Capiro Calentura National Park are also located near this rich community adding to the beauty of attractive beaches. Its rich culture, stunning beaches and beautiful nature reserves have been the main reasons for the growth of the area and attract tourism.