Steamy San Pedro Sula is the business capital of Honduras, and a common point of arrival for international visitors, who can avail themselves of the high-quality food, nightlife, and accommodations before heading into the Honduran countryside. Lago de Yojoa, the country’s largest natural lake, the 43-meter-high Pulhapanzak Falls, and Parque Nacional Cusuco are popular natural attractions just a short distance from San Pedro (locals often drop the “Sula” when referring to the city).
Birders won’t want to miss Parque Nacional Santa Bárbara, on the western edge of the lake, with its unique eco-system and hundreds of species of birds. Parque Nacional Cerro Azul/Meámbar borders the eastern edge and has well-marked trails and comfortable cabins for an easy weekend of hiking.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition