One of the best kept secrets of La Ceiba is the hot springs in La Ceiba, known as the Sambo Creek hot springs. Here, hidden in the jungly mountains of Nombre de Dios National Park, high above Sambo Creek, you can find a spectacular hot spring in the middle of the jungle. On a relatively cool day, like today, you can see the tell tale signs of the hot springs in La Ceiba from afar, as the steam flowing up to the sky can be clearly seen from afar.
Although these hot springs in La Ceiba sprout from the underground at a boiling 360 degrees Fahrenheit, they flow down the mountain side in lovely, hot water waterfalls, and naturally mix into a cold water creek, creating natural pools that are absolutely ideal to relax and soothe both, your body and soul.
These hot springs in La Ceiba are really easy to get to! If you are coming from La Ceiba, you must pass the entrance into Sambo Creek. This is really easy because there is only one entrance into this Garifuna Community. Shortly after the entrance, continuing on the road towards Trujillo you will go over a small creek and about 200 yards past it you will pass the entrance to Hotel Villa Helens and Hotel Canadien on your left. Continue another 200 yards and you will see a sign indicating the entrance to Glendas Thermal Hot Springs. Do not enter here; continue a short 30 yards past this entrance and you will see a small sign that reads Sambo Creek Canopy Tour and Hot Springs. This is the entrance to the hot springs in La Ceiba.
The path is a narrow all weather road that you can travel through in any vehicle, follow the road up until you see a sign that says Canopy Tour parking. Park here, DO NOT attempt to continue along the road unless you have a four wheel drive vehicle with good power, as the road back requires both! Park your car and walk about 80 or 100 yards, following the signs. A large “Champa” or thatched roof structure is clearly seen and operates as the headquarters for the Sambo Creek Canopy Tour and Hot Springs.
Entrance fee for the Hot Springs is $25 US dollars per person. The service includes a 30 minute massage, a mud bath and time to relax in the hot springs. Allow about 1 ½ hours per couple for the service. The experience of being in the middle of the jungle, listening to the small creek flowing naturally down the mountain and forming small waterfalls and pools is truly relaxing. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer, more romantic, relaxing setting that what you will find at these hot springs in La Ceiba.
If you are part of a small group, they will even pick you up at your hotel and take you their grounds. You can also combine the hot springs with the Canopy tour, for an extremely reasonable price of only $45 USA dollars.
On your next trip to La Ceiba make sure you visit the hot springs in La Ceiba, you will find that they are truly a highlight of your trip and that you will be returning to enjoy the hot springs in La Ceiba every time you have a chance! For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sambo-Creek-Canopy-Tours-and-Spa/370059736352675