It is Honduras main sea port and is one of the deepest and most important seaport in Central America.
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Puerto Cortes is a commercial center without much attraction for tourists.
Puerto Cortes is not Puerto Vallarta or Cabo by any means. Not a lot of glamour. Instead of posh, 5 star hotels lining the harbor you get lots of corrugated roofs all over the place because this is a working port. Its the main Central American port.
Be sure to visit the famous ‘Coca-Cola Beach’ - named after the coke bottling plant that used to operate there. The beach is more popular than ever, a busy stretch with a warm atmosphere, gorgeous sands and bright blue waters.
Honduras is a poor country where tourism is still underdeveloped. Good amenities can be found in cities like Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Copan Ruinas, and La Ceiba but elsewhere conditions can be primitive, especially in the rural areas. Nevertheless a visit is worthwhile, especially to the ancient Maya ruins in Copán, the colonial towns of Gracias and Comayagua and the fantastic Caribbean Coast.
Copán - One of the most impressive ruins of the Maya civilization, known for the quality of its sculpture.
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve - The largest tropical rain forest in Central America.
For safety reasons ship's organized tours are recommended.
Handicrafts - Honduras is famous for its Lenca ceramics and cotton sock manufacturing.
Leather Items - Honduran leather items are of fine quality at only a fraction of the price they would be overseas, making your visit to Honduras a great time to purchase these. Bags, attaché cases, belts, wallets and even garments are a bargain.
The city itself has all the typical ‘things to do’ one might expect. Movies, restaurants, and even a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.
Spanish is the primary language spoken. English is hardly spoken outside of the biggest towns or Bay Islands.
• January 1, New Year's Day
• April 14, Day of the Americas
• Easter Holiday
• May 1, Labor Day
• September 15, Independence Day
• October 3, Soldiers Day
• October 12, Americas Day
• October 21, Armed Forces Day
• December 25, Christmas Day
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