Puerto Cortes is a city in Honduras, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
Puerto Cortes is the main port of Honduras; indeed the busiest port in Central America. The main part of town is on a peninsula between the Caribbean and a lagoon. A causeway crosses to the south to connect with the town of El Povinir.
It was a small town until it boomed with the coming of the railway to San Pedro Sula in the 19th century, and became a center of the export of bananas. It has continued to grow to today.
By ship or by road. There is no airport here. A good multi-lane highway connects Puerto Cortes to the city of San Pedro Sula and its international airport about 60km /1 hour to the south.
The city celebrates its foundation during the month of August. This time is known as la Feria Agostina (August Fair). The city and sponsors organize events through the month.