There are many, many good reasons why you should visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba. Following are the most outstanding ones:

Here are 7 Great Reasons to Visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba!

It is Easy to Get to!

Reasons to Visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba
A short ferry ride will allow you to visit the Cangrejal River from the Islands of Utila and La Ceiba

If you are visiting the Bay Islands of Honduras, you will probably pass by the city of La Ceiba. The Cangrejal River flows through the city. You would never imagine that just 6 miles up the river you would feel like you are in a remote, pristine location. Although not remote, it is pristine. The Cangrejal River is the border between two National Parks: Nombre de Dios and Pico Bonito National Parks! If you flew direct to Roatan from the USA, you are still just a short ferry ride from the Cangrejal River. You can be enjoying the area within two hours of having departed Roatan and within 1 ½ hours of having departed Utila. As you can see, it is very easy to get to the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba!

The Perfect Combination!

Reasons to Visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba
The beach at the Garifuna community in Chachahuate, Cayos Cochinos

It is the perfect combination between the Caribbean setting of the Bay Islands and the Tropical Jungles of Central America. Yes, you can enjoy both experiences in one single trip! If you are visiting the islands, plan on spending at least one night at the Cangrejal River Valley. Two would be better to allow you to enjoy all there is to do and see in the area. If you do not have time to visit the Bay Islands, make sure you visit Cayos Cochinos. This is a great chance to enjoy a pristine Caribbean setting and have a close encounter with the Garifuna Culture!

Its a Hotspot for Nature and Adventure!

Reasons to Visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba
The Adventure hot spot in Honduras!

The Cangrejal River area is the adventure and tourism hotspot in Honduras.You will be hard pressed to find another destination in Central America with so many options. Its proximity to 2 national parks, easy access and many different activities. Try White Water Rafting, Zip Line Canopy Tours and Canyoneering! They are all available here!

You can Afford it!

Reasons to visit the Cangrejal River Valley
Boutique bed and breakfast in the Cangrejal River Valley area

There is a hotel to fit your budget in the Cangrejal River Valley. Yes, you heard right, and this is certainly a good reason why you should visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba! Because you can afford it! From backpacker hostels to boutique bed and breakfasts, there is something for everyone! Best of all, you can easily visit and walk the area between the different hotels.


The area is extremely safe for locals and tourists alike. The communities along the Cangrejal River love tourists! And they take care of them well! You can hike into the jungle and enjoy the multiple trail options, and you can also walk from your hotel to the different activities available in the area. The community will look after you and make sure that you are safe while in the area.


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Birding at La Villa de Soledad

Are you a hardcore birdwatcher or a casual birdwatching aficionado? Regardless of how serious you are, you will thrive on the outstanding variety of bird species in the area. Best of all, we have local guides that can help you spot and name the different birds. The Cangrejal River is one of the best hotspots to enjoy birdwatching. Best of all, you do not even have to venture far from your hotel room to enjoy the colorful tropical birds in the area.

Spectacular Scenery!

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The Cangrejal River in La Ceiba

Imagine house size boulders strewn along the riverbed. Add some crystal-clear mount water and then some tropical rain forest on both banks of the river. The result is breathtaking scenery. The kind that you see as a screen saver in somebody´s desk top computer. Best of all, the temperature of the water is perfect to cool off. You will not believe your eyes at the scenery unfolding before your eyes!

I trust the that you are convinced that there are indeed many good reasons to visit the Cangrejal River in La Ceiba. I can guarantee that your visit will prove to be one of the highlights of your trip to Honduras and Central America!