The Pacific coast town of Cedeño is a low-budget Honduran beach getaway, a fairly seedy collection of worn wooden buildings lining a reasonably decent stretch of sand. Its popularity is due principally to the fact that it’s the closest decent beach to Tegucigalpa. The few restaurant/discos in town are usually packed on the weekends and deserted during the week.
In spite of being on the protected gulf, waves can get fierce, depending on the tide and the season. Better beaches than the one in town lie within walking distance, just a few minutes in either direction. If you happen to be visiting in December, January, or February, consider staying to watch an amazing golden sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The rest of the year the sun sets over El Salvador.
Getting to Cedeño
Four direct buses leave Cedeño daily for Tegucigalpa, the last in early afternoon, charging US$2.30. Buses frequently depart for Choluteca, US$1. The last bus out of town to Choluteca leaves at 4:30 p.m.
The turnoff to Cedeño is five kilometers west of Choluteca at Santa Elena on the Panamericana Highway. The 34-kilometer, newly paved road to the highway passes through sugar and melon plantations and the town of Monjarás.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition