Lake Yojoa & Historic Comayagua- 2 Day Tour
2 days/ 1 night
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Located on the highway connecting San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Lake Yojoa is a natural lake,
surrounded by massive mountains. It is considered to be the second highest peak in Honduras ranging almost 8,000 ft above sea level. The combination of vegetation and water create an impressive diverse habitat that is home to many different species of flora, fauna and over 373 species of birds. Lake Yojoa has been long attractive to its people and to the growing numbers of tourists each year. During the time span of the millennium of our era, the shores of the lake were inhabited by Native Americans who were believed to be of the Lenca culture.
The colonial city of Comayagua was found December 8th, 1537. The conqueror of Yucatan, Don Francisco de Montejo, instructed his captain, Alomso de Caceres to establish a city in a place that was equal distant between both oceans and the city of Guatemala, and Leon, Nicaragua.
The city itself is built according to the old Spanish tradition; a square with a central park and streets laid out in a linear grid fashion. Old home and building are silent testimony of the city's old heritage. Amongst the most impressive buildings are the Comayagua cathedral, the churches of La
Merced, La Caridad, San Francisco, San Sebastian, as well as the bishop's residence and the Museum of Anthropology, which in its time was actually the presidential home. The cathedral was inaugurated the 8th of December in 1711. It's considered to be the biggest and most beautiful of all cathedrals built in Honduras. The cathedral also holds one of the oldest antiques clock in the world, donated by King Felipe III. It's believed to have been made in Honduras in the XVI century and continues to work in perfect order for more than 400 years.
Nearby to the lake, you can visit other attractive places such as Pulhapanzak Waterfalls, which has an altitude reaching nearly 43 meters above sea level and Azul Meambar National Park, a rainy tropical forest in the low part and weather and vegetation of cloudy tropical forests reaching higher level.
Day 1: Depart San Pedro Sula in the morning, visit to the town of Comayagua, lunch in Siguatepeque or Lake Yojoa, half tour boat ride at the lake, tour of the café plantation. Overnight at Hotel Finca Las Glorias (Lake Yojoa)
Day 2: Breakfast in hotel, Pulhapanzak Waterfalls (swimming optional), depart to San Pedro Sula after lunch, visit to the Guamilito Market in San Pedro Sula.