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.
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.
East Main Street, Utila
Casual restaurant specializing in fish and espresso drinks. Dine ona covered deck. Entrees from $5.
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.
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.
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
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.