Honduras South-East

VALLE DE ANGELES

Global Mark : 12.25

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Culture Tradition Market Relax Fiesta 

Cost

AVER.
 4 4 2 2 5 4 2 1 12.00

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend  Range AVER.
2 100% 50%(1) 100% 12 to 13 12.50


Description :
Another lovely former-mining-town

Comments : Coming from Santa Lucia, it is a bit disappointing. From anywhere else, it would be charming !

What to do ? Wander around the plaza / Shop for quality handicraft : wooden goods, leather (Lesandra weather) or ceramic / Discuss with the artisans / Swim in pools / Trek the pine forest /

What you may not like ? The WE crowd : it is only 30km from Tegucigalpa ! / The business orientation of the place / 

How long ? Half an hour is basically enough for the town (that is the time I got) but if you start shopping for souvenirs or explore the countryside...

Where to stay ? Two places in town, none of them cheap :

  • Posada de Angel (7662233), center of town / 300(1) 400(2) / Swimming pool (L50 for outsiders) / The rooms are clean but nothing really special so it is expensive. The setting by the pool is lovely however.
  • Los Tres Pinos, 10mn walk North of town / American owner / Did not visit as reported closed. If still open, should be slightly cheaper and as comfortable.


Where to eat ? Quite a few restaurant options, incl. luxury ones as La Casa de las Abuelas or Don Quijote.

Internet ? At La Casa de las Abuelas. Should not be cheap.

The trip to San Juancito : SSS?? / L & R / L4 / 30mn
- "At what time is the bus to San Juancito ?" The answers I got varied from 3 to 4pm. This time, I was careful to wait at the right spot : by the market. A bus showed up at 2:50. It was not marked San Juancito but Cantarana. Was this the one ? It was and it was packed. 
The view must have been great as well but I could not really see it from my strategic position on top of bags at the back of the bus. I was also busy sharing religious & travel thoughts with two Mormons.
30mn and L4 later, I was dropped on the road, in the middle of nowhere. - "San Juancito is this way" Indeed, there was a small path going down to the valley's village. I followed the few students back from school for a nice 15mn walk toward the hospedaje.

See also the trip from Santa Lucia