La Ceiba Tours, Vacations and Travel Packages
La Ceiba is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras and forms part of the southeastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras. It has been proclaimed the “Ecotourism Capital” of the country due to the natural beauty that surrounds the city and which can be enjoyed on a Honduras vacation.
The original inhabitants of La Ceiba were the Pech people, however, the first non-indigenous people to settle the area were the Garifuna from Trujillo who arrived in 1810. After this, various waves of immigration from around Honduras began. The Spanish were the next to come to La Ceiba in 1846, followed by the French in 1857 and La Ceiba officially became a city in 1872. The Vaccaro brothers settled in the city in 1899 and established the Standard Fruit Company, a very successful endeavour that grew into the Dole Fruit Company. Much of the city’s earliest infrastructure was the result of the establishment of the company including the port and railroad tracks.
Today, La Ceiba is a great base for exploring the many parks and nature reserves on offer. on Honduras vacations. Perhaps the most famous of these parks is Pico Bonito National Park. Pico Bonito stands at 2,435 m (7988.84 ft) and is part of the Cordillera Nombre de Dios mountain range. The Cangrejal River is popular amongst tourists as it borders the eastern part of the city and provides Class III-IV river rafting. The city is also home to beaches and is known for its active nightlife.
Honduras Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Honduras, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Honduras's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Honduras for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Honduras tours today!
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