Bay of Tela is located on the North Caribbean Coast of Honduras 90 km. East of San Pedro Sula (about 1 hour away by car), an excellent paved highway connects Tela to it and further onto La Ceiba which is a little over 100 km east.
The Bay of Tela is will known for is white sandy caribbean beaches and the Garifuna culture which can be seen in the nearby villages of Rio Tinto, Miami, Tornabe, San Juan, La Ensenada and Triunfo de la Cruz. In his surround, there are three of the most important and amazing natural parks of Honduras: Punta Sal, Punta Izopo and Lancetilla Botanical Gardens (that is one of the largest tropical botanical gardens in the world). All those visits could be arranged from the Hotel Maya Vista.
Tela was originally the base of Tela Railroad Company, the owner of Chiquita Bananas. The town today still has the atmosphere of a banana town and this can be seen in some of the town’s buildings. Today the town is a sleepy and relaxed Caribbean coastal town with a lot of charm and character.
Tela is well located close to the nearby attractions of La Ceiba such as Pico Bonito National Park, Rio Cangrejal, Cayos Cochinos and the Cuero y Salado Nature Reserve. San Pedro Sula and its history museum, handicrafts market and its many facilities are located nearby. Lago Yojoa, Los Naranjos Archaeology Park and Pulhapanzak Waterfall can all be visited in a day from Tela and Copan Ruinas is with in visiting distance also. Tours could be arranged from the Hotel Maya Vista.
Honduras is located in the center of Central America. Its territorial extension covers 112,482 Km2. It has 3 borders, the western linking with Guatemala, the southwest with El Salvador and the east with Nicaragua. To the North lies the Caribbean Sea and to the South the Pacific Ocean.
Spanish is the official language of Honduras. English is spoken in the Bay Islands department (Utila, Roatan and Guanaja) and in most tourist areas of the country.
To enter in Honduras you require a valid passport. Citizens of most western countries can stay 30 days in Honduras without a visa. Extensions are possible to a total stay of 90 days.
The Lempira is the official currency of Honduras. Major credit cards are widely accepted and cash advances can be made with credit cards at most banks.
Avianca, Continental, American, United Airlines, and more airlines company fly to San Pedro Sula airport in Honduras… Tela is only one hour away by road from it.