Honduras' Caribbean Coast Places

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Sambo Creek

Getting Here and Around

Colectivo taxis take off from the corner of Avenida San Isidro and Calle 3 in La Ceiba. The price per car is L100, so you can either pay more and zip off, or wait for the car to fill with up to four passengers. Private taxis charge around L120 per car. A large sign on the highway to Trujillo indicates the Sambo Creek exit. A second sign a few meters down directs drivers to the hotel zone.

Day trips to nearby canopy tours, hot springs, hikes, and boulder climbs are a short drive off the highway, and hotels and tour operators can help you arrange excursions. Kristin and Dante Lombardi of the Paradise Found Bar & Grille offer all-inclusive getaway vacations for couples. Trips include two nights' stay at Paradise Found, three meals a day, a snorkeling day trip to the Cayos Cochinos archipelago, a canopy zipline excursion and a stop by the natural hot springs ($600 total for two couples). Add-ons such as discovery and scuba diving trips to Cayos Cochinos or airport transportation are available for $40 and $20 per person, respectively.

The Sambo Creek Canopy Tour offers a variety of tour options to nearby attractions. A full-day tour ($45) includes a 40-minute horseback ride to the canopy ziplines, followed by a stop at Glenda's Paradise Hot Springs. Excursions that exclude the ziplines, as well as canopy-only tours, are available for half the cost. Canopy platforms here are rustic, though still safe, but are not recommended for children under 12 years old or for overweight adults. Similar tours can also be arranged through TURASER (429-0509) at the Palma Real resort.

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