Taxis are about 75 cents per person anywhere within the city center. The Urbanos, a school bus, runs up and down the main hill to the bus terminal, and through the city center. It stops at the central park. Walking within the city is the easiest way to get around. Santa Rosa is pretty small and compact, and all of the hotels, restaurants, and bars are within a handful of blocks from the central park.
The central park is beautiful and well-maintained, with plenty of benches for people watching. There is a Tourist Information Center in the kiosk in the middle of the park with maps, internet and information about the city. Across the park, the white-washed catholic cathedral makes for great photos.
The old cemetary is an interesting visit, about a 30 minute walk from the center of town. It is a colorful and maze-like place. The tourist office can give you directions on how to get there.
At the far end of town, there is a overlook with an OK view of the city. To get there, climb the 100+ steps to the top, where there is a replica Mayan statue.
baleadas, the traditional Honduran snack food, at Tipicos La Porra or Buffet Baleadas y Mas. Order them with egg and avocado!
a granita, a tasty and refreshing frozen coffee drink at Ten Napel Cafe.
freshly cut DELICIOUS pineapple from one of the many women selling bags in the park- only 5 lempira (about 25 cents) each!
a map of the city at the Tourist Information Office for 15 lempira (about 75 cents).
one of the many colorful, plastic woven bags that the women of Santa Rosa use to haul their veggies and fruits back from the market. They make great beach bags!
one of the popular Honduran beers: Port Royal or Salva Vida, ice-cold at the local hangouts: Zotz, El Rodeo, or Antigua Haciendas.
the perfect remedy for the hot and dusty Honduran summer afternoons is a paleta from the pulperia by the track- homemade popsicles with milk and your favorite ingredient- choose from strawberry, coconut, chocolate, orange, blackberry, peanut, and more!
Buses leave from the termial by the JM restaurant at the bottom of the hill. The following companies have daily buses to San Pedro Sula: Sultana, Toritos, Copanecos, and Congolon.
Old school buses leave frequently to nearby villages.