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Pacific Honduras

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Pacific Honduras

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Pacific Honduras (also known as Southern Honduras) is a small but important region of Honduras with ports on the Pacific Ocean.


  • Choluteca — the regional capital, fourth largest city in Honduras and a major transit point on the Pan-American Highway
  • San Lorenzo — the main Pacific coast harbour for the whole of Central America. Close to Amapala, the historical port based in the Isla del Tigre.

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The region consists of the two departments of Choluteca and Valle. It's the driest and warmest region of Honduras.


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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.

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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.

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