Global Mark : 13.00
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Comments : Even if you do not stay, you must have a look at this charming little place !
What to do ? Say 'waow' at the setting and panorama / Make a few photos / Visit a lovely little hotel / Spot the figure of Christ donated by the Spanish crown in 1574 in the church / Spot monkeys in a cage (by Cafe Miluska) / Visit a flower nursery / Buy ceramics / Study the snakes of Honduras (Serpentarium, 9am to 4pm, donation) / If more time, walk the surrounded forest and smell the pines / Learn Spanish (CEHDE, 2375670) / Organize a reception at lovely Casablanca (near the entrance of town)
What you may not like ? Visiting during WE : it will be busy ! / The hilly setting / Finding the church's door closed: go to the back office and ask for the key / Having little time or money to visit / The cage surrounding the monkeys / The dirty lake
How long ? The time between two buses (45mn) will enable you a quick overview but you may wish to spend more time... if only to surf the web.
Where to stay ? Only one place and unfortunately an expensive one ! Actually, considering the quality offered (it is one of the nicest place I visited) , the prices are fair. But they are in dollars... Posada Las Nubes (7790441) is the name to remember if you wish to relax in a superb cozy atmosphere and enjoy the superb panorama from your exclusive terrace. A few rooms only, all w. HW shower : dorm (4) $10, matrimonial bed $25, two beds + TV + video + Hi-Fi $40. Prices incl a continental breakfast. Reservation would be essential during WE but during the week, you may be on your own...
Where to eat ? A couple of Comedores plus a few restaurants (incl. a French one with crepes)
Internet ? Yes, the village is connected ! And it is cheap at L15 for 30mn or L25 per hour. Telecentro Santa Lucia.
See also the trip from Tegicigalpa