San Luis de Planes
While Parque Nacional Santa Bárbara is often accessed from the villages near the town of Santa Bárbara, it’s also possible to explore via San Luis de Planes, a small town 14.5 kilometers west from the Cañaveral–Peña Blanca road.
Ornithologist Malcolm Glasgow, based at the D&D Brewery, is happy to take naturalists on guided bird tours of the cloud forest for US$16–32 per person, including a stop for coffee in the village (D&D can pack a lunch for you). Sketch maps are on the back of the D&D Brewery, and hikes through the cloud forest make for a great day out.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition