You can get to Casa Kiwi very easily; no matter
how you look at the map or eventually arrive in Trujillo.
By car, it's easier than ever. No matter where you
are coming from, you need to use the same road from Bonito Oriental or Tocoa and you
will come to the 'Triangulo' or Trujillo turnoff. Instead of
turning left towards Trujillo center, continue on the road to Puerto
Castilla. We are exactly the same distance from the
Triangulo as Trujillo. You immediately cross the bridge over the
Lagoon entrance and drive for 5 km, where you will see the sign for Casa Kiwi. Turn left into the entranceway and drive towards the beach until you
get to the restaurant
and bar. Coming from Tegucigalpa is pleasant these days with the new highway through Olancho only taking 5 hours. Coming from La Ceiba you will come to Saba / Sava halfway to Trujillo - be sure to follow the road heading for Tocoa and not Olanchito.
Once You Get To Trujillo:
If you're coming to
Trujillo by bus, get off at the bus station next to Texaco and either
wait for the bus for 'Puerto Castilla' or take a taxi. The last bus leaves
town at approximately 6pm. The bus you need to catch will come from your left or
along the same side of the road as the bus station. Just tell
the driver you're going to Casa Kiwi and he will drop you at the entrance
where it's a short walk down to the restaurant. You can also take a
taxi, they all know where Casa Kiwi is. Taxis
'should' charge you Lps.50 if there are others in the car going to
Castilla, otherwise Lps.100. The town center is approximately 400m
from the bus station in the opposite direction. There are 'Urbano' buses running past the bus station to and from town,
although they do not come to Casa Kiwi. There are direct buses
between La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. Smaller,
slooooower 'chicken' buses run between Tocoa, Limon, La Ceiba and
Sava to mention a few.
You can also tell the bus driver to let you off at the Trujillo 'triangulo', for Casa Kiwi.
***Check below for important information regarding taking buses from La Ceiba.
Getting To Trujillo from Tegucigalpa / San Pedro Sula /
La Ceiba / Bay Islands:
From Tegucigalpa there are two direct options: Sanchez & Contraibal. Sanchez runs three buses trhough Olancho and Contraibal has two that go via El Progresso & La Ceiba. (Much longer) All the airports have rental car
agencies. With some companies, if you pick up a car from San Pedro
Sula, you can drop off the vehicle in La
Ceiba. If you fly into San Pedro Sula and decide to take the direct bus to
Trujillo, you must first take a taxi from the airport to the 'Terminal de Autobus.' (You could also wait for the bus on the main
road from the airport to El Progresso, but you still have to take a taxi to the petrol station) First bus from San Pedro Sula leaves at 05:30am, (Cotuc) and last bus (Contraibal) leaves at 3pm.
Important Information!! When Coming from La Ceiba it is essentially
the same process, although you want to be sure you are taken to the 'Cotuc'
Terminal for the direct buses. !!Beware!! The taxi drivers in La Ceiba are notorious
for taking you to the La Ceiba Bus Station and telling you this is the
place for the direct bus. Tell them to turn around and take you to
the Cotuc or Contraibal office for the San Pedro Sula - Trujillo buses (they are side-by-side) on the main SPS
road. The direct buses are western style coaches; not the old USA school buses. The only truly direct bus that runs just between La Ceiba and Trujillo is Cristina that leaves La Ceiba 2:30pm. There's also the 'Arianita' company and smaller coaster buses running from La Ceiba. (from the same stop as Cotuc). You will be able to get to Trujillo no problem from the
regular bus station, but it will be on the much slower and uncomfortable
'chicken buses'... instead of three relatively comfortable hours,
imagine six tortuous hours! Occasionally, the bus driver decides not
to go all the way to Trujillo and will drop you in Tocoa to jump
on another bus to continue to Trujillo (you don't have to pay
From the Bay Islands you can either take the taxi into La Ceiba and to the bus
stop as described above or you can get the taxi to take you directly to
the main Trujillo road on the outskirts of La Ceiba. Coming from the
dock, taxis / traffic turns right towards La Ceiba center, but if you keep
going straight for another kilometer or two you will come to a 'T'
junction with a Copena gas station. Cross the road and wait in the
bus shelter for the Trujillo bus to come along.
There are no scheduled
flights coming into Trujillo these days . It is also possible to get charter flights from San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba. From the Trujillo airport you can take a taxi
from the main road - a two minute walk from the
If you have the luxury of a private boat, Trujillo has a great protected bay in which
to anchor. As Casa Kiwi is right on the beach, we welcome you
to stop in front and enjoy our facilities while still being
close by. Be sure to anchor in front of Casa Kiwi, as this is the safest and calmest part of the bay. Trujillo has the deepest water
Port in Central America at Puerto Castilla. Occasionally, you
can catch a ride on one of the freighters running in the Caribbean.
If you are coming from the Port, there is only one road out and after
approximately 7 km you will see the Casa Kiwi sign. Take the
entrance on your right.
Honduras from Somewhere Else:
Honduras is relatively easy to get
to from just about anywhere. If you are planning to come directly to
Trujillo from the airport, the quickest route to take is for your final
destination to be La Ceiba. If you're extremely
lucky, you may even be able to take the onward leg to Trujillo the same
day. Other than direct flights to La Ceiba, your entry into
Honduras would most likely be either San Pedro Sula or possibly the
capital, Tegucigalpa. San Pedro Sula is the major airport
closest to Trujillo and has connections to La Ceiba on smaller
planes. More international flights now have La Ceiba as their final destination, bargains can often be had from Canada or check out spirit air. You could also try getting on one of the charter flights
from Italy to Roatan and from Roatan it is a short
flight or ferry ride to La Ceiba and on to Trujillo.
The most common air route from
anywhere in the world is via the United States or El Salvador .
USA: The most frequent flights are to/from Houston and Miami to San Pedro Sula, but by no means the
only. There are also regular direct flights to San Pedro Sula from
Newark and New Orleans and connections through most US cities. Traveling
from New Zealand, etc., most flights come via Los Angeles.
FROM CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: There are direct flights between San Pedro Sula and
Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and Costa Rica and, off and on, Cuba.
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