how to get there:.
There are several ways to get to La Ceiba. Via San Salvador, companies like Tica Bus drive a route directly to San Pedro Sula, and from San Pedro Sula you will have to take a Hedman Alas bus, which goes straight up to La Ceiba, there are flights leaving everyday from La Ceiba airport, scheduled at 9 A.M. and 3 P.M., the ticket price it's of about US$125. Contact Us for more information.
If you would like to stay at the beach for a few days before heading to the island, you can take a shuttle from Surfo's Tiki Travel in Playa El Tunco for $95 at 12 P.M. everyday, the price includes one night in a dorm at Berakah Hotel in Copán, and the price of the ferry once you arrive at La Ceiba on the next day. You could spend the day walking around town, or spend it visiting the Archeological Site of Copán just a kilometer, or half a mile, away from town. You will leave from Copán on the next day at 5 A.M. on a shuttle to heads to La Ceiba where you can take the ferry at 4 P.M. and that's already included on the price. You will arrive to Utila at 6:00 P.M., and you could take a boat from there to Guanaja. Now, if you want to buy a ticket to go Guanaja, then the price drops to $75. Utila is highly recommended because it's one of the places in which you could get your PADI Certificate at a low price. One of the cheapest places to get it on Earth.
GUANAJA, THE LOST PARADISE IN BAY ISLANDS:.
The small island of Guanaja is about 70 Kms. away from La Ceiba's port. Guanaja was the last stop that Christopher Columbus did before reaching the American continent on his last trip to the New World in 1502.
The small island is three miles wide and seven miles long. On a large part of the island cars are not allowed, and the only way to travel around the island is using a water taxi. The people here are traditional fishermen, so the culture of Guanaja is closely related to the sea. Most people in Guanaja acquire their food by fishing, cattle-raising or cultivating vegetables and fruits in their own gardens.
Tourism is still wearing diapers in Guanaja, reason which to some, it might seem a very attractive, relaxing, private option. More than 50 tourists in the island is considered very busy for its high season. Even if Guanaja belongs to Honduras, when there it feels as if you are in another planet, one that it's surrounded by the second biggest reef alive in the World. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Also surrounded by so much green, everywhere! There are many waterways that run through the island, so Guanaja it's also known as the Venice of Honduras.
At an altitude of 415 Mts. above sea level, Guanaja has a lot of flora and fauna. It's easy to find platoons yucca trees. Also animals, parrots, iguanas, wild rabbits.
Get ready to dive into an oasis of paradise ideal to go kayaking, snorkeling, diving and hiking.
There are a variety of activities to do on the Bay Islands, there are things to do for everyone:
Walks on the beach, waterfalls and river mouths, there are a large variety of birds, parrots and macaws that you could observe inside the island. There are snorkeling, diving, fishing trips as aquatic options. Contact Us for more information.
Bed and Breakfast Jardin de Rolando, it's a cozy accommodation overlooking the tropical rainforest and the ocean. It offers double and triple rooms. For more information go to Hotel Guanaja Jardin de Rolando.