Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras which is located in Central America. Tegucigalpa offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;
- La Tigra national park
- Cristo del Picacho (and view of the city)
- Tegucigalpa cathedral
- Basilica de Suyapa
- Shopping malls
The Cristo de Picacho is a short drive up from the city. The statue itself is not so impressive compared to those of other cities but what is impressive is the great view of the city of Tegucigalpa. The city is in a valley surrounded by mountains and on a clear day, like the day I was there, the view is amazing.
To get to the Cristo de Picacho, you must take a taxi from the city, it should be quite cheap as taxis are cheap here. I was lucky when flagging a taxi down as the taxi driver was exited 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 de Picacho and he didn’t increase the price at the end, he just wanted to talk about football.
The hotel situation in Tegucigalpa is not bad, there are hotels and hostels to suit everybody’s budget. I stayed in Hotel Casa de las Lomas, they invited me out with them on Saturday night, then on Sunday they invited me to drink beers with them in the hotel garden. I felt at home in this hotel and would recommend it to everyone!
The Tica bus leaves from outside the Tica office in Tegucigalpa, it’s not a bus station, it’s just on 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.