Top 8 Things to do in La Ceiba, Honduras

February 13, 2018 Osvaldo Hartline

La Ceiba (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈseiβa]) is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America. It is located on the southern edge of the Caribbean, forming part of the south eastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras. With an estimated population of over 200,000 living in approximately 170 residential areas (called colonias or barrios), it is the third largest city in the country and the capital of the Honduran department of Atlántida. La Ceiba was officially founded on 23 August 1877. The city was named after a giant ceiba tree which grew near the old dock. The dock itself finally fell into the sea in late 2007. The city has been officially proclaimed the "Eco-Tourism Capital of Honduras" as well as the "Entertainment Capital of Honduras". Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer (Spanish San Isidro Labrador). During this time, the city is host to approximately 500,000 tourists.
Restaurants in La Ceiba

1. Cayos Cochinos

La Ceiba, Honduras +504 9859-5940
Excellent
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4.5 based on 327 reviews

Cayos Cochinos

Reviewed By Tracimcgregor

This was well worth the price. We took excursion out of Tela for $100. Included breakfast and lunch as well as transportation to and from Tela. We were taken to several Islands. Two that we could snorkel at, one where we ate and one to swim. Crystal clear turquoise water.

2. Utila Dream Ferry

Muelle de Cabotaje, La Ceiba IB3103, Honduras +504 2425-3191
Excellent
74%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Utila Dream Ferry

Terminal Locations: La Ceiba: Cabotaje Dock Utila: Municipal Dock Roatan: Coxen Hole Travel time between each terminal: 50 minute ferry ride approximetly. Please notice: The Utila Dream ferry only travels between Utila and Roatan on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, (and Mondays starting on June 1st, 2017). . Passenger Rates: 1. Adult passengers or young adults over the age of 11 years old pay full ticket price. 2. Kids from 5 to 11 years of age pay 50% of ticket price. 3. Kids younger than 5 years of age travel for free. 4. Honduran Adults and Residents older than 60 years of age have a 25% discount. Passenger requirements: 1. Show up at terminal at least 30 minutes before departure. 2. A legal ID is required to purchase a ticket. (ID Card, passport, licence, Birth Papers, etc.) and passengers are required to have their IDs on them at all time. 3. Passengers under the age of 18 are also required to present an ID. 4. Passengers under the age of 18 and traveling alone must present a letter signed by legal parents Authorizing travel without Adult Supervision. 5. Children under 5 years of age must also have and present an ID or Birth Papers. Policies: 1. No Refunds. 2. Tickets are not transferable to other identities. 3. Only date and route changes are allowed with a Lps. 50.00 fee. 4. Passengers are allowed 2 bags, with a limit of 100lbs. per passenger.

Reviewed By SandyTrus - Brandon, MB

We had specific days to travel to and from Utila so we booked in advance through facebook as we couldn’t seem to receive any response from the company in our Hotmail account (though they were responding) as they were able to forward the message via facebook messenger. It seemed that our email provider was blocking their emails for some reason.
You have to include $2 transaction fee when paying for your tickets through PayPal. There was sooooo many empty seats on the ferry that if we returned I would not bother booking in advance.
Staff were great communicating via Facebook messenger, in both the Coxen Hole and Utila offices and on the ferry. Their facilities in both Roatan and Utila were air conditioned and there was a water dispenser and bathrooms available.
We booked first class which is $4 a ticket more round trip but it wasn’t worth it in my estimation but it really is up to you.
My husband got sick on the ferry on the return trip and staff were awesome with him (providing him with bags to throw up in and paper towel to wipe the sweat away after). They were very attentive. Ferry left on schedule both legs of our trip. Remember to bring your ID with you as they request to see it.
When the ferry docks in Utila there will be tuk tuks waiting on the pier that you can have drive you to wherever you are staying. When you dock in Roatan there are cabs waiting if you need one.

3. El Malecon de La Ceiba

Avenida San Isidro | Calle 1, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras
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4 based on 43 reviews

El Malecon de La Ceiba

Reviewed By Patricia O - Waukegan, Illinois

I did read one reviewers that this place used to be a dirty, drug-dealing hell hole but the city dropped some money on it to restore it. Well I can say that I don't know what it used to be but I do like what I walked through. Most people were walking and taking selfies and enjoying the view. I was approached two times by a man who was selling some kind of candy and by another man who want draw my picture (for a fee of course). I saw only one stray dog who was minding his own business taking a nap. Other than that, this was a real cool place to walk and enjoy the sea waves and breeze.

4. Utila Dream Ferry

Utila Municipal Dock, La Ceiba, Honduras +504 2425-3191
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Utila Dream Ferry

The Safest, Easiest, and Smartest way way to travel between the beautiful Beaches of Honduras La Ceiba, Utila and Roatan. Terminals located in: La Ceiba: Muelle Cabotaje Utila: Municipal Dock Roatan: Coxen Hole Approximately 55 minute ferry ride between each terminal. Website: utilaferry . com Utila is the smallest of the Honduran major Bay Islands, after Roatan and Guanaja, in a region that marks the south end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest in the world. Come explore Utila alone, with friends, or family! Hashtags: Economic LayBack, Beautiful, QualityDiving, WhaleSharks, Caribbean, Party, Paradise.

Reviewed By kkleinrn - utah

The Utila Dream is a relatively new ferry service from La Ceiba to Utila. Ferry travels between La Ceiba and Utila twice a day, and now with service Utila to Roatan once a day Friday through Sunday. Modern spacious and new ferry, with open air Seating, inside 1st class air conditioned Seating, bow view Seating. Capacity is 248 but is seldom more than 2/3 full. Feels safe and secure, helpful staff members, most all speak English. Priced reasonably for a day trip or stay for a few days or weeks. Arrives on Utila in the center of town, plenty of moot-taxis will be available to take you wherever you want to go.

5. Cangrejal River

La Ceiba, Honduras
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5 based on 14 reviews

Cangrejal River

Reviewed By honduras77 - Honduras

Wonderful view - a great place to visit! Beautiful Waterfalls and interesting scenery, I enjoy the travel up to the Mountains as well.

6. Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH

Costado Sur Aeropuerto Goloson, Colonia Menonita | Departmaento de Produccion Vegetal CURLA UNAH, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras +504 9828-0410
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Museo Entomologico CURLA - UNAH

Reviewed By Paul G - Beverwijk, The Netherlands

After a meeting we had a short visit to this museum. I was impressed by the collection of insects, even some butterflies from the Netherlands (I'm from there).

7. Tornabe Tours

Plaza Los Angeles, Ave La Republia | Local # 9, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras +504 9813-8998
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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3.5 based on 16 reviews

Tornabe Tours

Visit the biggest waterfall in Honduras and the National Park La Tigra which is a cloud forest on your way to Leon, Nicaragua.

Reviewed By SaschaDT - Frederiksberg, Denmark

14 hour ride from La Ceiba to Leon on minibus. Once we got on the road service was very good. We were 'sent off' with thorough information about the trip, the border and the duration. There was a stop along the way with fresh fruit and breaks were plenty. They changed drivers halfway, which was reassuring.
However, we had not been informed that we had to wait an hour in a local Burger King for another ferry to come in from Roatán, nor were we informed when they dropped us off there. BUT the driver who was waiting with us was so kind as to drive me back to the ferry where I had forgotten a bag.
Please note: there may be no headrests in the minivan.

8. Catedral de San Isidro

Avenida San Isidro, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 11 reviews

Catedral de San Isidro

Reviewed By Guizo A - Sao Paulo, SP

Let's be honest, the San Isidro Cathedral won't be the most beautiful church that you will see in your life! Unless you are a super religious person or you have free time in La Ceiba, you would rather to go somewhere different from the church. Maybe at the Shopping Mall in the cinema you would be happier.

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