Boats to explore the
Lagoon or fishing trips, etc.
The boat will pick you up and
drop you off here; a round trip around the Lagoon and back takes 2
½ - 3 hours. A nice trip is to go past the Garifuna villages of
Santa Fe, San Antonio and Guadalupe and go out to the river on the Betulia
point. Although talked about for years, there is no road all the way to
Betulia and the only way to get there is by boat. Another option is togo to Guadalupe and ask around for a boat from
|Boat Trip In Guaymoreto Lagoon
There are wrecks towards Puerto Castilla that can be reached by boat and are good for snorkelling. There is a large starfish colony near Casa Kiwi. A boat ride away is an almost unexplored small reef “Cayos Blanco”
near Santa Fe.
There is a reef in the middle of the bay in front of Casa Kiwi. See Trujillo Dive Center for more information for diving.
|Shipwreck In The Bay For Snorkeling
||Starfish At The Casa Kiwi Beach
The Bay of Trujillo is also a great place for windsurfing and Kite-surfing. The winds are favourable to start at Casa Kiwi
Capiro y Calentura National Park:
You need to go up early if you want to
see any animals, as they come closer to feed in the mornings. That means at
the latest a 6am departure from town. Entrance to the park is free
Hiking In Capiro National Park
There are some cool, refreshing waterfalls/swimming holes a 30-minute walk
from town, as well as several up on the hills of Capiro and
|Rivers, Swimming Holes, Waterfalls: Capiro & Calentura National Parks, Trujillo
Santa Barbara Fort:
Recently renovated by the
Ministry of Tourism, the historical fort of Trujillo overlooks the bay.
Inside is a display of Garifuna traditions and a new musuem displaying
items from the days of pirates and mayhem. If you are living in Honduras, bring your residence card for a discounted entrance fee
|Fort Overlooking Trujillo Bay
There are the villages
of Santa Fe, San Antonio and Guadalupe if you want to have the full
experience of the north coast.
A wild collection of things hoarded from around Trujillo over
the years. Just ask the people living
next door to open up for you. At the back, they have swimming pools
fed directly from the river coming off the mountain and are
surrounded by bamboo and trees.
For the history buffs,
William Walker was executed in Trujillo after storming the fort and
staging his attempt to govern Honduras from Trujillo. The cross you see in the photo marks the first mass in the Americas in Puerto Castilla where Christopher Columbus landed.
|Christopher Columbus Cross, Puerto Castilla
Canopy, Quadbike, Kayak, Historical & Cultural Tours:
Check out Banana Coast Tours website & Campo Del Mar Eco Park for an idea of what is now available: www.bananacoasttour.com
Ferry To Guanaja:
A great way to get to Guanaja island is the ferry that leaves from the Trujillo pier three times a week. The trip only takes one hour and goes past the point of Puerto Castilla
There is the famous Cocopando in Cristales where you go for
the Garifuna atmosphere. In Trujillo town there is Karao's and Pirates at the Hotel Christopher Columbus. Unless there is a festival, not much happens in
Trujillo after 8pm, except for the discos. Trujillo's festival is in June.