Pacific Honduras (also known as Southern Honduras) is a small but important region of Honduras with ports on the Pacific Ocean.
The region consists of the two departments of Choluteca and Valle. It's the driest and warmest region of Honduras.
Buses depart regularly from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, regularly (every half hour) from Mercado Mayoreo to Choluteca passing through Sabanagrande, Pespire, Jicaro Galan, and San Lorenzo . There is also regular bus service to and from both the El Salvadorian border at El Amatillo and the Nicaraguan border at Guasaule.
Nationally famous quesillo estilo sureño; soft, stringy, easy-to-melt cheese produced in the area. Curiles, a type of clam, as well as crustaceans like shrimp and lobster that are harvest locally. If you are feeling more adventurous, garrobos or black-tailed iguana are a staple in Southern pueblos. Locally cultivated pineapples, watermelons, and sweet melon (cantaloupes).
El Torrito, a fine steakhouse located in Choluteca.
In San Lorenzo there's a restaurant owned by a German expat in front of the ocean.