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The Beach!

It is possible just to spend your days walking along or laying on the beach.  The beach in front of Casa Kiwi is the middle of the bay and very calm and relaxing; often full of starfish and sand dollars.  At night, the bay is filled with phosporescent plankton. Just up the road you can pass to the other side of the peninsula and enjoy a little surf with sand dunes in the background.  There are the beaches all the way out past Santa Fe to enjoy as well.

Boat Trips / Guaimoreto Lagoon:

We can organise a boat for you to see the Lagoon or fishing trips, etc.  The boat will pick you up and drop you off here; a round trip around the Lagoon and back takes 2   - 3 hours. A nice trip is to go past the Garifuna villages of Santa Fe, San Antonio and Guadalupe and go out to the river on the Betulia point. Although talked about for years, there is no road all the way to Betulia and the only way to get there is by boat. Another option is to take the bus that goes as far as Guadalupe and ask around for a boat from there.


There are wrecks towards Puerto Castilla that can be reached by boat and are good for snorkelling.  There is a large starfish colony near here A boat ride away is a almost unexplored small reef “Cayos Blanco” further out, in front of Santa Fe.


The Bay of Trujillo is also a great place for windsurfing. This is available on the other side of Trujillo.

Capiro - Calentura National Park:

You need to go up early if you want to see any animals, as they come closer to feed in the mornings. That means at the latest a 6am departure from town.  Entrance to the park is free.  


There are some cool, refreshing waterfalls/swimming holes a 30-minute walk from town, as well as several up on the hills of Capiro and Calentura.

Santa Barbara Fort:

Recently renovated by the Ministry of Tourism, the small fort of Trujillo overlooks the bay.  Inside is a display of Garifuna traditions and a new musuem displaying items from the days of pirates and mayhem. If you are living in Honduras, bring your residence card for a discounted entrance fee.

Garifuna Villages:

There are the villages of Santa Fe, San Antonio and Guadalupe if you want to have the full experience of the north coast.


A wild collection of things hoarded from around Trujillo over the years.  Entrance Fee: 50 Lps.  Just ask the people living next door to open up for you.  At the back, they have swimming pools fed directly from the river coming off the mountain and are surrounded  by bamboo and  trees.


There is the famous Cocopando in Cristales where you go for the Garifuna atmosphere.  The busiest are probably Karao and  La Truxillo– on the hill by the Mar de Plata Hotel, where you never know what they might have happening.  We can take you into Trujillo for the disco or festivals on request – unless there is a festival, not much happens in Trujillo after 8pm, except for the discos.  Transport for the Festivals is gratis! Trujillo's festival is in June.

Studying Spanish:

There is a Spanish school in Trujillo that will teach you one-on-one, 20 hrs / week for $100.  There are other teachers that will do it for less. Let us know if you are interested and we can put you in contact with them.

Hot Springs / Massage:

The hotel known as “Aguas Calientes”, although no longer open has hot pools in beautiful gardens. It is on the road towards Tocoa.  The Urbano buses go between it and Trujillo.  There is a masseuse in town for massages.

Grave Stones:

For the history buffs, William Walker was executed in Trujillo after storming the fort and staging his attempt to govern Honduras from Trujillo. The cross you see marks the first mass in the Americas in Castilla when Christopher Columbus landed.

Getting to Mosquitia:

Ask at the pier in town if there are any boats going.  We can give you information on how to get there overland and water without taking a tour. You can leave most of your luggage here to pick up when you come back.

Canopy Tours, Kayaks, Paddle Boats:

One of the latest additions to Trujillo's lagoon is a tourist area where they have caves, canopy tours, kayaks and paddle boats for rent, right at the entrance to the lagoon.

Rainy Season:

The rainy season in this area is not in June and July, like other areas of Central America. Our rainy season starts end-October and runs until December/January.

Lots of New stuff:

Check out Banana Coast website and others for an idea of what is now available