Directions to get to La Villa de Soledad
If you are driving your own car to La Villa de Soledad, the instructions on how to get there are very easy. Coming from San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba’s International airports, continue on the CA13 paved road towards the port city of Trujillo (the signs alternately say Trujillo, Tocoa and Saba). Between km. 199 and 200 you will get to fairly large bridge over the Cangrejal River that is clearly marked as “Puente Saopin”. Drive over the bridge and immediately after getting to the eastern end of it there is paved street leading into the mountains (this would be to your right) with several signs marking the “Cuenca del Cangrejal”. Take this cement road, for a short distance, and when the pavement finishes follow the main road that leads toward the left.
From here there is a short 8 km. (5 mile) drive to La Villa de Soledad. There is a small military outpost next to road about one mile ahead. They are there to control illegal logging and hunting, so there is no need to worry. Occasionally, they may stop you and ask where your are going and ask for your ID. The road is very scenic, but be aware that you will lose your cellular phone signal along the way. After about 7 km, you will pass a few small hotels (Jungle River Lodge, Villas Pico Bonito). After you will drive next to the Visitor’s Center for Pico Bonito National Park. This is where the swing bridge is, as well as the trails into Pico Bonito. Once you get to the visitors center you will find that Tigo cellular phone signal is available once again!
Arriving from the Ferry Terminals
If you are coming from the ferry terminal or from Trujillo, then you will take a left immediately before the Saopin Bridge. If you miss this turn, go over the bridge and use the Texaco gas station that is located on your left, just after the bridge to make a u turn and come back.
About 200 meters past the Visitor Center you will see a clearly marked sign on the left with a road leading up to the mountain. This is the entrance to La Villa de Soledad, which is just above the road! Bienvenido!!! Please note that access to the top of the hill where La Villa de Soledad is via a steep road. You do not require a 4X4 vehicle. However, if you are not comfortable driving up the road, feel free to park in the area clearly designated for parking and walk up the last 100 feet. If you need assistance with your bags, just honk the horn, and we will be down in a jiffy!
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