Tela Bay & Punta Sal National Park

3 days / 2 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
guaranteed and daily departures with 2 passengers only

Day 1: San Pedro Sula - Lancetilla - Tela
In the morning you meet with your guide at the reception of your hotel and drive to Tela, a small town located at the Honduran north coast. En route we visit the Lancetilla Botanical Garden, which was founded by the United Fruit Company more than 80 years ago as an experimental botanical site. The aim was to investigate the behaviour of exotic plants with commercial potential in the Honduran tropics. This experimentation led to the introduction and trial of plants from all over the world. Today more than 1,000 different plant species can be found in the garden. It is also habitat for more than 300 bird species. We proceed to our hotel in Tela. The rest of the day is left free to enjoy the Caribbean flair relaxing in a hammock among the shades of a coconut palm. The typical seafood prepared according to local recipes gets you in the mood for a delicious dinner. 2 overnights in Tela.

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Day 2: Punta Sal National Park
In the early morning we leave by boat to explore the impressive rock formations of Punta Sal. Law protects some 800 km² composed of tropical rainforest, mangrove swamps, coastal wetlands, lagoons, rivers, canals, rocky and sand coast lines and a reef just offshore that is part of the second largest reef in the world. In memory of the former president of PROLANSATE the park's name was changed to Janet Kawas. She was murdered while working in her office in her house in 1995, for her opposition and protests to the development of the Punta Sal area for commercial purposes. Until today the murder remains unsolved. We visit the sheltered little bays, well hidden among the rocks, with palm fringed beaches and blue lagoons. We take a brief forest hike and relax on the beach or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water. Explore the interesting marine life of the world's second largest coral reef, which comes close to the shore at Punta Sal. The afternoon is left free to enjoy the beach.

Day 3: Tela - San Pedro Sula
Today is left free to enjoy the atmosphere of Tela and its sandy beaches. Tela is famous for its history as a banana emporium. Since the late 19th century Honduras' economy was based on the cultivation and production of bananas. In 1914 Tela became an important port as headquarters of the Tela Railroad Company, a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company. After the Tela Railroad Company had left, tourism became more and more the economic engine of the town. Nowadays Tela is famous for its beaches and the beauty of its protected areas. Furthermore it has an enormous wealth, represented in the Garifuna people. Their language, dance and music are part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Among Tela's protected areas are not only Punta Sal and Lancetilla, but also Punta Izopo National Park and Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. At your convenient time we return to San Pedro Sula. End of the program or extension of your stay with another of our itineraries.

 

Services Included
2 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamérica bilingual guide day 1
Local, bilingual guide day 2
Transfers & entrance fees according to itinerary
19% local taxes
Prices valid until 16.12.2017
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 355.-
3 persons U$ 284.-
4 persons U$ 277.-


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