Why plan a visit for the La Ceiba Carnival 2015?
La Ceiba, the capital of de department of Atlantida is located on the Caribbean Coast of Central America, and is world famous for its Carnival. The upcoming La Ceiba Carnival 2015 will take place in the month of May, which may sound strange, as a Carnival per se is usually celebrated in the days leading to Ash Wednesday. The truth is that in the case of the La Ceiba Carnival 2015, the dates are set to honor the patron saint, Isidore the Labourer, also known as Isidore the Farmer (San Isidro Labrador) whose day is celebrated on the 15th of May. This year, the dates for the La Ceiba Carnival 2015 will be from the 9th of May to the 23rd of May, with the big celebration being precisely the Carnival itself on the Saturday the 23rd of May.
The La Ceiba Carnival 2015 includes a full day of activities. During the day, a big parade with floats, horse parades, local school bands etc, will march down the main avenue of La Ceiba, Avenida San Isidro, where they will briefly stop in front of the City Hall to pay their respects to the city mayor and other authorities. Traditionally, the parade ends just before dusk, and within minutes, the parade scene gives space to a series of different bands that are playing live music. These bands are some of the best national musicians, who will alternate throughout the night with international artists that are always part of the grand event.
As always, hotels are fully occupied for this busy weekend, when travelers from throughout Honduras, as well as from Central America and beyond come to the city to have a blast. Because of this, I fully recommend that you book your rooms in advance if you are looking to coming to enjoy the La Ceiba Carnival 2015.
Although it’s true that the city gets packed, and to a certain degree, overcrowded, that does not mean you should avoid a visit to La Ceiba if you do not like crowds. The Cangrejal River Valley, an area that is located just 6 miles from town, offers a serene natural environment, where you will not even know that there is a big party going on downtown. The sounds of the river flowing hurriedly towards the Caribbean Sea, the birds singing and generally the sounds of nature will be all that you will hear.
If you want to party, then the La Ceiba Carnival 2015 is perfect for you, however if you want peace and quiet or nature and adventure you can get both in La Ceiba just a few miles apart. If you are looking for nature and adventure, do not overlook La Villa de Soledad B&B a lovely property that was just awarded the top Honduras Bed and Breakfast title by Tripadvisor. Come and relax in nature at La Villa de Soledad B&B!