Although La Ceiba offers many different options as far as hotels are concerned, with selections that go from a one star to a 4 star property, the truth is that there are many different environments around the city that you should consider when you decide which hotels in La Ceiba are best for you. If you are in town for its night life, or just overnight to catch a ferry or a flight the next day, then you should certainly plan on staying downtown, which is where most of the hotels are located.
However, if you are planning a trip there because you have heard of the exuberant tropical jungles just outside town, it would be a huge mistake to stay downtown. You have two different options if this is the case. You can choose to stay at the famous Lodge at Pico Bonito (www.picobonito.com) which offers deluxe accommodations within the Pico Bonito National Park area, or you can stay within the Cangrejal River area (www.cangrejalriver.com) where you will find a whole different concept to the idea of hotels in La Ceiba. Here you can find lovely boutique hotels, such as La Villa de Soledad B&B, a 5 bedroom property built on a small hilltop overlooking the Cangrejal River Valley, with direct access to the Cangrejal River, to the network of trails into Pico Bonito National Park and just a short walk to the different outfitters that provide white water rafting services. In addition, you are also very close to the zipline canopy tour at Jungle River Tours. Within a short drive, you can also visit the hot springs and zipline canopy tour at Sambo Creek, or even take the day tour to the pristine Caribbean Islands of Cayos Cochinos, and then enjoy a Garifuna meal at Sambo Creek, one of the Garifuna Villages in the area. Other options in the area include hostels and guest houses, such as Omega Tours Jungle Lodge, which offers a full service restaurant and bar that is open to guests from the different properties in the area.
Last but not least, there is another option, which is the Sambo Creek area, where you will find several beach front properties that are ideal for the beach lovers. Within walking distance to the Garifuna village of Sambo Creek, these properties also provide the opportunity to interact with the community members, while enjoying the peace and quiet of the beach just a few hundred yards from the native community.
Whatever your choice, you now know that you can choose from many different options of hotels in La Ceiba!