Have you ever had the opportunity of waking up in the rainforest?
We all dream, at some time or another of an adventure in the dense jungles of the world and getting a chance to experience what life would be like in the rainforest. Some of the most pristine rainforests in the World can be found in Central America, and believe it or not, some of these are actually fairly easy to get to. I happen to live adjacent to a magnificent rainforest located on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, in Central America.
Waking up in the rainforest is truly an experience to enjoy, and even though I have had the opportunity of living here for over 6 years, believe me, it just doesn’t get old! For starters, I get to fall asleep lulled by sounds of Cangrejal River, which is under 100 yards from our beautiful bed and breakfast. From the beds in each of our rooms at La Villa de Soledad B&B, you can hear the soothing sound of the river as it crashes against the boulders in its race to the Caribbean Sea, located 8 miles downriver. Although the sound of the river lulled you to sleep, you will quickly become aware of it when you wake up in the early morning. And I say early morning, because here, in the tropics the sun rises early. In the summer months, we have the first rays of light before 5 a.m., however it gets dark early, by 6:30 p.m. it will pitch black!
One of the first things you will notice upon waking up in the rainforest is the birds. Yes they all start singing quite early! At times, it’s almost a natural symphony, as different species of birds all pitch in to celebrate a new morning in the rainforests of Central America! One of the regulars every morning at La Villa de Soledad B&B are the keel billed toucans!
Of course there are different ways of waking up it the rainforest: You could have hiked a full day to a remote location and pitched a tent in makeshift campground. But on the other hand, you could pamper yourself and stay at a jungle eco lodge at the edge of a National Park, and sleep in a great orthopedic bed, under a comfortable ceiling fan and with moskito nets in the windows to keep those little critters at a safe distance. Getting up in the morning and walking into a shower with a generous amount of water pressure providing both hot and cold water is certainly an added benefit that you will enjoy. And how about walking out of your room and finding some freshly brewed coffee from the mountains of Honduras waiting for you to help you get your day started on the right foot?
Spending a night at La Villa de Soledad is the perfect way of waking up in the rainforest and loving every bit of it! Check out our availability and make your reservation now! See you soon at our lovely lodge at the Pico Bonito National Park in La Ceiba, Honduras. Just a word of warning: you might just get attached to waking up in the rainforest!