Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras, Central America. Things to do in Tegucigalpa Honduras include;
- Cristo del Picacho (and view of the city)
- Tegucigalpa Cathedral
- Los Dolores Church
- Shopping Malls
- Bus from Tegucigalpa to San Salvador
The hotel situation in Tegucigalpa is not bad and there are hotels to suit everybody’s budget. I stayed in and recommend the Hotel Casa de las Lomas. In fact, the staff invited me out with them on Saturday night, then on Sunday they invited me to drink beers with them in the hotel garden.
Cristo del Picacho
Cristo del Picacho is a short drive up from the city. The statue itself is not so impressive compared to those of other cities such as Rio, Brazil or Cali, Colombia. However, what is impressive is the panoramic view of Tegucigalpa. The city is in a valley surrounded by mountains therefore the view is amazing.
To get to the Cristo del Picacho you must take a taxi from the city which should be quite cheap as Tegucigalpa taxis are cheap. I was lucky when flagging a taxi as the taxi driver was excited to see a foreigner. When he discovered I was from England he couldn’t stop telling me about the Honduran footballers who played in the Premier league. He actually took me on a private tour around the Cristo del Picacho area and didn’t increase the price at the end. He simply wanted to talk about football and was a huge Newcastle fan.
Honduras National Stadium
From the Cristo del Picacho viewpoint, Honduras National Stadium is clearly visible. It’s also known as the Tiburcio Carias Andino Stadium and has a capacity of 34,000 spectators. Finally, 3 football teams play here, Motagua, Olimpia as well as Lobos.
The main cathedral of Tegucigalpa Honduras is the St Michael. I recommend you go inside to view the stunning interior. Did you know the largest cathedral in Central America is located in Leon, Nicaragua?
Los Dolores Church
There are several colonial churches throughout the huge city of Tegucigalpa. Lastly, the Dolores Church is one of the largest in Tegucigalpa and like the main Cathedral has a stunning interior.
How to get from Tegucigalpa to San Salvador
The Tica bus leaves from outside the Tica office in Tegucigalpa which is not a bus station, but a quiet street. It’s a taxi ride from the center of the city and I’m sure it’s too dangerous to walk! The border crossing to El Salvador was very organised and quick and in total it took 7 hours from Tegucigalpa to San Salvador.
Is it worth going? I really don’t know much about Honduras and would love to! thanks for the introduction!
Not so much Tegucigalpa, it’s worth a visit if you are passing through though. The best places I have visited in Honduras were the Copán ruins near Guatemala and the beaches on the north coast such as La Ceiba, Tela or the islands.
It’s nice reading an article about Honduras- I can barely find any! Thanks for the tips!