Getting There

Spirit Airlines offers one-stop flights from Reagan National Airport to San Pedro Sula, with fares starting at about $315 round trip.

Note that many locations in Honduras don’t have Web sites or phone numbers or even specific addresses. The towns are small; just ask anyone for directions.

Where to Stay

Little Cay, Honduras


Private island off the coast of Utila that sleeps up to 12. For up to six people, $115 a night. For each additional person after the sixth, $15.

Gran Hotel Sula

First Street East between Third and Fourth avenues, San Pedro Sula


Large hotel with a 24-hour restaurant in front of San Pedro’s central park. Rooms have balconies overlooking the city. From $88.

Casa del Arbol

Sixth Avenue between Second and Third streets, Guamilito neighborhood, San Pedro Sula


Boutique hotel with a lovely courtyard and simply furnished but clean rooms. From $81.20.

Posada de Don Juan Hotel

Main Street, Gracias


Quaint hotel in a colonial house in the center of Gracias with a restaurant and a pool. From $41.

Where to Eat

Bundu Cafe

East Main Street, Utila


Casual restaurant specializing in fish and espresso drinks. Dine ona covered deck. Entrees from $5.

Guancascos Restaurant

East side of the San Cristobal Fort, Gracias


Serves typical Honduran cuisine in an open-air dining room overlooking the city. Entrees from $5.

Restaurante Lenca Maya

Santa Teresa neighborhood, Santa Rosa de Copan


Try Lencan and Honduran cuisine in the beautiful courtyard of this downtown Santa Rosa establishment. Entrees from $7.

What to Do

San Cristobal Fort


Towers over Gracias and has panoramic views of the city plus a small museum. Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Casa Galeano


Restored colonial house with paintings and a small museum. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission about $2.

Pottery Studio of Dona Desideria Peres

San Matias neighborhood, La Campa

Dona Desideria has been making typical Lencan pottery for decades and will demonstrate her skills if requested. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch break around noon.

Coffee Demonstration at Dona Soledad’s

San Juan

Available upon request for a small fee. No need to schedule ahead.

La Flor de Copan Cigar Factory

Santa Rosa de Copan


Tours available Monday to Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission $2.