Camp Bay Beach, Roatan Island, Honduras

The North Coast

The northern coastline of Honduras is a long and dramatic expanse of isolated beaches interrupted only by the small fishing villages of Omoa, Tela, and La Ceiba and the historic town of Trujillo with its old Spanish fortress and fading colonial buildings.

A number of peaceful Garifuna communities, of Arawak Indian and West African descent, are dotted between the main coastal towns.

Pico Bonito Mountain, Honduras
Pico Bonito Mountain, Honduras

Pico Bonito

The national park of Pico Bonito is set further inland from La Ceiba, a cloud forest encompassing seven different ecosystems, popular for white-water rafting and abundant with wildlife including jaguars, armadillos and monkeys. The mangroves at Cuero y Salado provide a biological reserve for endangered aquatic mammals such as the elusive manatee and many species of migratory birds. Honduras’s industrial capital, San Pedro Sula is located just one hour inland from the coast, a hub of economic activity sprawled beneath the flanks of the Merendon Mountain range.

Standard Room, Omega Jungle Lodge, Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras
Omega Jungle Lodge, Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras

Omega Jungle Lodge

Omega Lodge is located between the stunning Honduran National Parks of Pico Bonito and Nombre de Dios. The rich and well established tropical gardens contain a wide range of plants. You can choose to stay in either the guesthouse or one of the Jungle Cabanas. Networks of walking trails run directly into the forest from the lodge. This is a fantastic spot for birdwatchers. National dishes are served and there are a variety of land and river-based trips available, including horse riding, kayaking, rafting and a unique opportunity to witness the natural beauty of the Mosquito Coast.

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