Getting to The Hog Cays AKA Cayos Cochinos
Getting to the Hog Cays is Easy!
Cayos Cochinos are a pristine set of islands in the Caribbean Sea. Fortunately, they are not out in the middle of nowhere and impossible to get to. Getting to Cayos Cochinos is actually easier than you think! They are about 14 miles off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras. Cayos Cochinos are a true Caribbean Paradise! In total, there are 2 small islands and 13 tiny sandy cays. The area is under a protection status by the Honduran Government, as a National Marine Monument. This means there are rules to comply with when you visit the islands.
Sambo Creek is Offers the Best Way of Getting to the Hog Cays
There are two major launching points that provide the proper best options for getting to Cayos Cochinos. One is from the Garifuna Village of Sambo Creek, very near the city of La Ceiba. The other is from the Island of Roatan. Most people take the first option, which is much more affordable, however the boats and service are also quite a bit more basic. From Sambo Creek, getting to Cayos Cochinos will take you about 45 minutes. Because the boats are relatively small, the tour always leaves early in the morning and returns early in the afternoon, to insure they are back on the mainland before the surf gets rough.
From Roatan, you will find several different options. By far the best option is with Ruthless Roatan Charters. They offer a once a week from Roatan to Cayos Cochinos tour. Enjoy the trip in a vintage 41 foot Hatteras that has been fully refitted, and offers the classiest option as far as getting to Cayos Cochinos is concerned. The trip departs from West End at 7:00 a.m. and returns around 4:00 p.m. This is one heck of a tour!
Regardless of whether you are vacationing in Roatan or La Ceiba, a trip to Cayos Cochinos will certainly be one of the highlights of your trip. Many travelers like to experience both, La Ceiba and Roatan. If you would like to visit both, we, at La Villa de Soledad would be more than happy to help you arrange your trip to Cayos Cochinos departing from either location. Come and enjoy the magic of the tropical rain forests of Central America. , Then take a short trip to Roatan to relax in some of the best beaches in the World, in a true Vintage Caribbean Style!