Time: 5-7 hours $95 per person

Located approximately 24 km. east of La Ceiba, on the highway that leads to Trujillo. This small oceanside lagoon is totally surrounded by mangrove forests, where a variety of tropical aquatic birds can be seen. In addition, there are 8 troops of monkeys that inhabit the area, of which some are howler monkeys and the others are white face monkeys. The trip into the area is interesting, as the village makes a living from its cacao and sugar cane plantations. Cacao, a rare tropical fruit native to America was used in pre-Columbian times as money, due to the great value that the native Indians gave to it. Today, it is the main ingredient in the manufacturing of chocolate. Within the town you will have the opportunity to see the cacao bushes, as well as the sugar cane plantations. The old ox driven sugar mill, which is still in use will fascinate you.

After enjoying the village and its people, we load our boats and set out weaving through a small Mangrove channel out into the Lagoon. Paddling along the lagoons edge we can see and hear wildlife, here and there are a few local fishermen fishing from their dugout canoes. Before long we enter the Monkey Channel, another narrow and overgrown channel full of mangroves. This is where most of the wildlife sightings occur, lots of birds, bats and howler monkeys are often seen.

After the scenic ride through the quiet lagoon and its mangroves, take a refreshing swim in the beach, from where you have a very beautiful view of the Cayos Cochinos, located only 15 km. away, directly in front of the beach.

On our way back to the lodge there is an option to stop at the San Luis Ranch. This is a private animal refuge station, where you can see most of the animals to be seen in Honduras.

Please bring: Shorts, swim suites T-shirt, light shoes, sun cream, sun hat, insect repellent and your camera.

Cacao Lagoon