Tela and La Ceiba including the Cangrejal River Valley, These are the three ideal bases for natural and adventure related activities in the North coast of Honduras, which will allow you to enjoy some of the best beaches in mainland Central America as well. Tela is a one-hour drive away from San Pedro Sula, with a couple of very nice beach resorts to meet group or family needs, and it also provides some small hotels. Surrounding Tela are 4 national parks as well as the Lancetilla Botanical Garden, the second largest of its kind in the world.
Another hour drive towards the East will get you to La Ceiba, properly named the Eco-Tourism Capital of the country, complete with three national parks and the exciting Cangrejal River where white water rafting can be taken to the extreme in its Class V and VI rapids, one of the best in Central America. La Ceiba is also the perfect base for a visit to the off-the-beaten-path destination Cayos Cochinos, a virgin paradise in the Honduran Caribbean, for an unmatched experience.