3.10.2019

Fabulous Honduran Escapes-Three Things You Must Do in Trujillo

Do you enjoy history, talk of pirates, fortresses, cozy back alleys, beautiful beaches and cuisine? Then, Trujillo is the place for you. 

Fabulous Honduran Escapes-Three Things You Must Do in Trujillo. Trujillo, Honduras is a sleepy caribbean town with lots of history, gorgeous crystal clear beaches, and delicious food.  It's a great, off the beaten path, kind of place and definitaly a great place for budget travelers. I would highly recommend visiting this tropical gem

 

Trujillo, Honduras is a sleepy Caribbean town full of history and gorgeous sites.  You can find hotels ranging from as low as $20 USD all the way to resorts.  They have banana boat rides for less than 2 bucks a person. Most hotels provide kayaks and paddle boards free for their guests. 

 The beach is beautiful and the people are friendly.  It's now a cruise port so this little gem in the Caribbean is starting to get more exposure. Honduras is one of the best countries to visit in Central America because they have so much to offer and on a budget.

 

One of the many great things about being a missionary is getting to visit different places in the country you reside and nearby countries. I have lived in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and now Honduras. I have travelled to all Central American countries except for Belize. Each country is so different and has so much to share.  My next few posts will be focues on Honduras because, well, that's where we live.

Trujillo is about 3 hours from where I live in a car.  If you are coming from out of the country you would fly into San Ramon International Airport in San Pedro Sula. From the airport, you take a bus called Hedman Alas to La Ceiba (that's where I live.) It's approximately 3 1/2 hours and then you take another bus to Trujillo. The long trip is so worth it.

The first time I went it, we stayed with a friend not far from the beach. The second time we went to work with a missionary who has a hotel right on the beach.  I totally recommend Capiro Bay Hotel
What's so neat is the owner is a missionary who has been there for over 15 years and has greatly invested in the Trujillo community.

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While we were there they gave away 400 backpacks and school supplies to the kids from the area who are most in need. It was such an amazing experience. It was going to be a much bigger event but there were issues with the container so it had to be scaled down.  So staying there, not only is it gorgeous and has great food, but you're also helping maintain a good cause that gives back to the community and shares the love of Jesus.

I have not done everything around the area but I can recommend three things that you must do while in Trujillo.


1.  The Santa Barbara Fort

Fabulous Honduran Escapes-Three Things You Must Do in Trujillo. Trujillo, Honduras is a sleepy caribbean town with lots of history, gorgeous crystal clear beaches, and delicious food.  It's a great, off the beaten path, kind of place and definitaly a great place for budget travelers. I would highly recommend visiting this tropical gem


This place is so cool. It has an incredible ocean view that originally protected the city from pirates.  The history is pretty amazing as well.   Christopher Columbus landed here in 1502 and the very first Catholic Mass in America was in Trujillo.  This little town is full of so much history I highly recommend reading more here (Trujillo is The Most Historical City in Honduras ). The entrance fee is less than $5 USD a person in which you can check out a small museum and access to the fort.


2. Corel Reef Snorkeling in Santa Fe

Fabulous Honduran Escapes-Three Things You Must Do in Trujillo. Trujillo, Honduras is a sleepy caribbean town with lots of history, gorgeous crystal clear beaches, and delicious food.  It's a great, off the beaten path, kind of place and definitaly a great place for budget travelers. I would highly recommend visiting this tropical gem


We were taken to the middle of the ocean in front of the Garifuna community of Santa Fe to an amazing coral reef.   It was beautiful and I saw sea cucumbers, barracudas, sea urchins of all types of colors, and lots of beautifully colored tropical fish. Best to go early morning while it's low tide. However, when the sun shines brightly overhead it is a bit clearer.


3. Starfish Sand Bank

Fabulous Honduran Escapes-Three Things You Must Do in Trujillo. Trujillo, Honduras is a sleepy caribbean town with lots of history, gorgeous crystal clear beaches, and delicious food.  It's a great, off the beaten path, kind of place and definitaly a great place for budget travelers. I would highly recommend visiting this tropical gem


It's a sandbank in the middle of the bay that is crystal clear and full of starfish.  You can walk around because the water comes waist deep and see many different colored and sized starfish.  It is quite a sight to see so many all together.  Remember, to be careful and always take care of the sea life.  It's great to take pictures and all but it is important to treat them gently and keep them in the water. Many people don't know this but even more harmful than taking them out of the water is touching sea life with sunblock on your hands.  Sunblock is extremely dangerous for sea life as the main ingredient
(Benzophenone-3, BP-3) disrupts coral reproduction and causes coral bleaching.  I would suggest not use sunblock and use proper protection through long sleeve rashguards, sunglasses, and hats or find an organic sunblock that is reef friendly.  I use one from Australian Gold called Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face which I really like. I'm fair skinned but also tan quickly.  This covers well and it lasted the whole boat ride. I didn't get burned and most importantly it didn't get in my eyes while I was snorkeling.

When you go to the main beach different companies ride around on their boats offering these excursions.  We did both from 7:00 am until noon and it was around $25 USD a piece. So if you wanted to do just one it would most likely be half that.  A very reasonable price for a remarkable experience. 

From the moment we visited and walked its white sand beaches, swam in the turquoise clear water, and found tons of beautiful shells my family and I fell in love. Walking around the colonial streets or hanging out in the town square after eating some delicious baleadas is a perfect way to end your day.  

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