Omoa was the main Caribbean port of Honduras until the mid 19th century. Now it is a very laid-back, very small, picturesque beach town and a pleasant day trip from San Pedro Sula.
Take the divided highway from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortes. Turn north and drive for about 15 minutes. You'll see the signs for Omoa. Turn right at the sea-life fountain and go about a half mile to the beach.
The beach area of Omoa is small and walkable, but there are cabs available. It would be easy enough to walk from the beach area to the fort for many people.
- The beach
- Colonial era Spanish Fortress San Fernando
Henry's Sunset Playa Honduran and North American style food. Everything from seafood, fresh fish, burgers and the best pizza in Honduras. Located on the beach in Omoa. Cold Beer, A/C, friendly atmosphere. English and Spanish spoken. 504-658-9166 or 504-3369-0494
- Rolis Place. 80L for camping or hammock (You can't pitch your tent in the garden though); 100L for dorm. 250L for double with private bathroom, 180L without bathroom. Nice garden setting, 80m from the beach. Cooking facilities, bikes, hammocks and kayaks available. Foreign owner does not seem to care about visitors too much and the treatment is likewise. Not very welcoming or friendly. No internet facilities or Wi-Fi for guests. Special price for mariners.
- Pias Place.
- Suenos De Mar, Barrio de Playa, Omoa, ☎ 504-658-9047. Check-in: 2:00PM, check-out: 11:00AM. Beachfront Hotel offering: A/C,cable TV,hot water,private bathrooms.
On-site:Restaurant,Bar,Internet Access,Giftshop,Book exchange. Lounge area and innerspace garden make this a great place. Owner is very friendly Canadian couple. At the end of the line of hotels and bars, so more quiet. In July/August it is exceptionally quiet here, as everywhere else in Omoa. Great place, recommended. $35.
- Henry's Sunset Playa, ☎ 504-3369-0494, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Newly remodeled private room with shower, color TV and A/C, wireless internet. Quite possibly the nicest mattress in town. $25.