La Ceiba Tourism, Honduras

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(For the Ceiba Tree Park in Ponce, Puerto Rico, see Parque de la Ceiba.) La Ceiba (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈseiβa]) is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America. It is located on the southern edge of the Caribbean, forming part of the south eastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras. With an estimated population of over 200,000 living in approximately 170 residential areas (called colonias or barrios), it is the third largest city in the country and the capital of the Honduran department of Atlántida. La Ceiba was officially founded on 23 August 1877. The city was named after a giant ceiba tree which grew near the old dock, which itself finally fell into the sea in late 2007. The city has been officially proclaimed the "Eco-Tourism Capital of Honduras" as well as the "Entertainment Capital of Honduras". Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer (Spanish San Isidro Labrador). During this time, the city is host to approximately 500,000 tourists.


A place in Honduras, La Ceiba is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Popular vacation packages of La Ceiba are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for La Ceiba*

  • Pollution Statistics in La Ceiba

    Know the pollution level of La Ceiba before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • La Ceiba: Crime and Safety

    How safe is La Ceiba for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in La Ceiba.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 79.55 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 81.82 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90.91 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 72.73 (High)
    • Drug offense 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 20.45 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.36 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 77.5 (High)
  • Living in La Ceiba - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 26.09 (Low)
    • Climate Index 79.14 (High)
    • Pollution Index 39.66 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in La Ceiba

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in La Ceiba

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.36 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 22 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

La Ceiba Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of La Ceiba

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  • Cayos Cochinos from La Ceiba
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    Duration: 7 Hrs

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    Duration: 5 Hrs

    The Cangrejal River Valley, located just a few miles outside of La ceiba, offers one of the most complete eco tourism hubs in...

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