Old houses in the center of San Pedro Sula are disappearing. Very few have been restored and many owners have chosen to demolish them instead to build commercial buildings and restaurants. Walking through the city I found this old house, which was being emptied by a truck after three years of being uninhabited. I immediately saw the furniture and asked if I could enter. When I did, one of the first things I saw was a piano with the music sheets still attached. It looked like someone had been playing it just a few minutes earlier. Time stopped in the corner of this house and I was able to immortalize such a beautiful musical instrument in my mind before it became history.
Through this door came soldiers, prisoners and conquerors during the colonial period in Honduras. Nowasdays there is still a guard ve collect the tickets from the tourists ve visit this historic Spanish legacy.
The Garifunas hhaven't suffered many changes over recent years. They still have their dialect, circle dances, religious practices, Punta dance, tales and legends, banana cultivation, and the sacrifice of roosters and pigs among themselves. They are former slaves who freed themselves and live free today in peace and tranquility on the beaches with their familes. Most don't work, They live on fish, rice, chicken, beans and little else. In my opinion they live in the best place, it's the purest paradise.
Yesterday we tried out one the Mayan Divers ferries in Puerto Cortes. Just inside Cortes Bay, and much to our surprise, we found a group of dolphins. We watched them for roughly half an hour. It was truly amazing. Thank Mother Nature for this gift.
The Pulhapanzak Waterfalls are fabulous! You can swim in the river, relax on the banks and soak up the beautiful surroundings, or (my favorite) do a zipline through the trees and right above the waterfalls! It's a great place for beginners, too. There are fifteen different ziplines ranging from low and slow ones for the beginners to longer and faster ones for the more experienced.
Puerto Cortés, the northernmost city of the department of Cortés, is the head of the municipality of the same name in Honduras. The urban area of Puerto Cortes is situated on the southern tip of a peninsula, separated from the mainland by the Laguna de Alvarado. On Saturdays there is a market held here where al the locals come to shop, which is a great experience to be a part of.
These pictures shows the beautiful beaches of Omoa from the air. Omoa is located between Puerto Cortes and the border with Guatemala. In the pictures you can also see the castle or fortress of San Fernando. It is the largest fortress in the whole of Central America and is the second largest in America.
Following the addition of an industrial harbor, Puerto Cortés is a tourist town, a destination of hundreds of Hondurans who come to enjoy its beaches and Caribbean climate with its coconut trees. Contrary to what many people think, it is just in front of the Cienaguita and the Hotel Playa and only 10 minutes by boat from the coral reef and wonderful marine life.
It is one of the best experiences you'll have in your life, where you learn to coexist with nature, well it's a difficult place to explain you have to see it to know it and to feel the adrenaline. The waterfalls are incredible and there is a huge amount of all types of animals!
Located in the Hotel Playa in La Cienaguita, Puerto Cortes, Honduras. This is the first and only PADI recreational dive centre on land in Honduras. They offer excursions and basic diving courses from Open Water to professional "Divemaster". Services at 2 locations: Gym Nautilus (courses) in San Pedro Sula and Puerto Cortes Hotel Beach (courses and dive trips).
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You will be met by a dive professional named Roberto Alvarez, known as Tito by friends.