Pico Bonito Lodge
Concept: Adventure, nature, and luxurious comfort, this is The Lodge at Pico Bonito. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, National Geographic Adventure named it one of the top 10 Jungle Ecolodges in the world, Must be good!
400 acres of tropical wilderness
Lush gardens and a landscaped pool
One of Central America's largest unexplored rainforests
Between two roaring rivers with miles of private trails
Spectacular waterfalls, brilliant flora and fauna, and breathtaking views
The details are everything here and guest comfort is top priority. A friendly staff, they are all from the local villages and many have been with the lodge since it opened in 2001.
A naturalist’s paradise, Pico Bonito is home to over 420 species of birds, tropical amphibians and exotic mammals such as kinkajous, peccaries, coatis, monkeys, tyras and jaguars. Trained guides take guests hiking through the rainforest, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, boating through a manatee reserve and snorkeling along the world's second largest barrier reef.
All within a safe, secluded environment and just waiting for you.
Location: The Lodge at Pico Bonito is located only 10 minutes from the Caribbean town of La Ceiba and 95 miles from San Pedro Sula. But it is a world away!
Accommodations: Each cabin is 400 square feet with private bathroom with shower, louvered and screened windows, two ceiling fans, and private veranda with hammock. Cabins also have a CD player, alarm clock and coffee maker with Honduran organic coffee. Outlets are 110v. Cots, sofas or extra mattresses are not available. Children are considered 11 years and younger.
Standard Cabin - Two full or two queen beds. Maximum of either three adults or two adults and two children.
Standard Plus Cabin - two full or two queen beds. Air conditioned. Maximum of either three adults or two adults and two children.
Superior Cabin - Single king four-poster bed. Air conditioned. Maximum of two adults.
Connecting Cabins - Several Standard and Standard Plus cabins have interior doors that connect two cabins: perfect for larger families. Priced as two cabins.
Dining: Dine with a Meso-american touch, enjoying the wonderful flavors of Central American cooking surrounded by the exotic sounds of the jungle. The screened dining room is paneled with Honduran pine, and overlooks tropical gardens. Candlelight dining can be arranged on one of the outdoor river decks for special celebrations.
Breakfast is included and features standard comfort food in addition to some local specialties. The lunch and dinner menus offer some wondeful seafood, taking advantage of the proximity to the coast as well as the many vegetables and fruits that are local. The menu is varied and creative, including coffee and chocolate marinated beef, coconut sprimp, chipotle pork chops, many seafood dishes and several vegetarian options.
Some people like to take a hop into La Ceiba to dine as the Hondurans do, but few would eat better than at Pico Bonito.
Activities: This is a birder's paradise! Over 420 species have been documented within 20 minutes of the Lodge at Pico Bonito. Ferruginous Pigmy Owl, Lovely Cotinga, Emerald Hummingbird, and recently the Elegant Euphonia, a first time sighting for Honduras’ North Coast. And don't take our word for it, Audubon magazine agrees!
Hiking is fabulous at the lodge, with self-guided trails that lead from the lodge to the perimeter of Pico Bonito National Park. There are three observation towers for spectacular views of the park and wildlife, and walks can go from 10 minutes to 3 hours, anytime during the day, but sunrise hikes are the best. However, they offer a Nocturnal Hike, which teaches you about animals that hide by day and roam by night.
The Cuero y Salado coastal Manatee and Wildlife Refuge, where the Cuero and Salado Rivers meet the ocean,contains over 13 square kilometers of tropical wet and mangrove forests. Monkeys, sloths, caimans, crocodiles, iguanas, and turtles are common sights together with over 350 species of birds.
Whitewater Rafting on the 20-mile Rio Cangrejal or snorkeling at Cayos Cochinos are other activities that can be arranged from Pico Bonito