Lake Yojoa

View of the lake

Lake Yojoa (Lago de Yojoa) is the largest natural lake in Honduras with a surface area of 79 km² (30.49 mi²) and an elevation of 700 m (2,297 ft).

Get in

The lake is located off the highway between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Bus and car are the only options for getting there.

From San Pedro Sula: --To destinations on the northwest side of the lake (including Peña Blanca, Los Naranjos, and D&D Brewery): take the El Mochito bus. This bus leaves hourly from the central bus terminal in San Pedro Sula. --To destinations on the northwest or south of the lake (including Cerro Azul Meambar National Park [PANACAM], Honduyate, or the Taulable Caves, take a Tegucigalpa bus.

From Tegucigalpa: --To destinations on the northwest side of the lake (including Peña Blanca, Los Naranjos, and D&D Brewery): Take a San Pedro Sula bus, then get off in La Guama. In La Guama, take the bus to Peña Blanca. For D&D Brewery, take a motortaxi (60 Lps. max) or the El Mochito bus (7 Lps.)

Get around

The Lake Yojoa region is one of the safest in Honduras, especially on the northwest side of the lake. Hitchhiking to and from Pulhapanzak is acceptable and to-and-from Peña Blanca to D&D Brewery. Otherwise, local buses, motortaxis, collective taxis, and buses run frequently.

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Do

Hiking Cerro Azul Meambar Park. Very nicely developed park run by an NGO. You can stay in the park for $40 per night per room. Trails are well marked, so you won't need to hire a guide. You can also go and hike there for the day for 40L. To get there, catch a bus from La Guama to Santa Elena. Tell the driver you want him to take you to Los Pinos, it'll cost you an extra $8.

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Sleep

Stay safe

The region in and around Lake Yojoa is one of the safest in all of Honduras, if not all of Central America. Travelers will find that locals are willing to offer rides in the back of their trucks for free and will often invite tourists into their homes for a cup of local (albeit sugary) coffee.

Travelers should avoid walking down the main highway of CA-5 as there have been many pedestrian deaths in recent years due to irresponsible driving on the shoulders of the road by cars attempting to pass slow-moving tractor trailers.

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