Honduras Offers Unique Beats and Rhythm in Central America!
When you think of Latin America, the sounds, rhythms, and beats are usually those of mariachi songs, ranchero music, corridos and perhaps some boleros. This is generally the same for all of Mexico and Central America. However when you come to this little country in the middle of Central America, you will find that things are different. Yes, in Honduras, unique beats and rhythm in Central America offer you a different, happier perspective that will get your body up and dancing to the beating of drums.
You see, Honduras has the largest Caribbean cultural influence within Central America. The Garifuna people, who are originally a mixture of African blacks and Carib Indians from the island of St. Vincent, have been present in Honduras for over 200 years. They brought their own culture, their own music, their own style of getting a good party going. Moreover, they have the music within themselves. It is incredible to see young kids take over an empty can or bucket, turn it around and transform it into a drum with their incredibly prodigious hands! Truly, all they need is an old bucket to get a party going!
Honduras is famous for its “punta” rhythm, which is created with a lot of percussion from drums, and danced with a very erotic movement of the hips. The most famous Honduran song is probably “Sopa de Caracol” or translated, “Conch Soup”. The song, with its punta rhythm is a truly Honduran expression that will get any Honduran around the world up and dancing within seconds!
Truly, Honduras, offers unique beats and rhythm in Central America that makes it the liveliest party in the region! Nowhere else will you get experience this unique festive mode that in the Caribbean Coast of Honduras. The city of San Pedro Sula, as well as the port cities of Puerto Cortes, Tela, La Ceiba and Trujillo are all perfect scenarios to join the party and learn how to dance to the rhythm of Punta.
If you are on your way to the Bay Islands of Roatan or Utila, take a few days off to stay in La Ceiba, and visit one of the nearby Garifuna villages; both Corozal and Sambo Creek offer a friendly, safe environment to visit and learn more about this unique culture, which has been awarded the status of Intangible World Heritage by the UNESCO. Plan to stay a couple of nights at La Villa de Soledad B&B where we will be happy to help you arrange a day tour to the Garifuna Villages. The Tranquility at the Cangrejal River Valley is perfect to relax after a day of partying with the Garifuna people!