The Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT) has made a big push in recent years to make the Caribbean coast an accessible tourism hub. Hotels are stocked with city maps and guidebooks. Its U.S.-based partner, Let's Go Honduras (no relation to the guidebook series Let's Go), is a great place to ask questions and gather tips, maps, and itineraries. The Web site is lacking, but the staff is responsive and thorough via e-mail. Local tourism chambers also have great contacts with tour groups and hotels. Tela, La Ceiba, and Trujillo all have small visitor centers that can provide directions and other helpful information.
Instituto Hondureño de Turismo. 222–2124. www.iht.hn.
Let's Go Honduras. www.letsgohonduras.com.
Chambers of Tourism
Cámara Nacional de Turismo (CANATURH). 239–9379 or 235–8533. www.canaturh.org.
Omoa and Puerto Cortés. www.camturcostadeoro.com.
Tela. 448–1793. www.telaescaribe.com.
La Ceiba. 408–5277 or 440–1791. www.laceibainfo.com.