Trujillo – The Gem of the Caribbean

Nestled on the northern coast of the beautiful nation of Honduras sits the tiny town, of Trujillo, named after the adjacent bay entering the Gulf of Mexico. This Caribbean hot spot has all the intangibles to be Central America’s next “it” location for tourists and vacationers. With the bay immediately out in front of the city, and the mountains Capiro and Calentura to the south, Trujillo provides everything you could want when it comes to sand, sun, and most importantly, fun in the Caribbean.

Trujillo also happens to be one of the most historic spots in Central America for those history buffs among us. Christopher Columbus landed here on August 14, 1502, in what would end up being his fourth and final voyage to the Americas. In fact, Columbus himself named the place “Punta de Caxinas,” in what would become his first time touching the mainland of Central America.

Columbus accurately noticed just how deep the water in the bay and gulf was, too, naming the area Golfo de Honduras – which literally translates to the Gulf of the Depths. Other artifacts and markers from that era of time are still intact in Trujillo, too; the Old Spanish Road still functions today, after dating back a whopping five centuries. Seeped in history, Trujillo stands out as a place left un-touched by the hustle and bustle of the modern day world, and yet it still holds the amenities and quaint charm that are necessary and important for a Central American port destination.

Surrounding Trujillo, too, is an impressive array of biodiversity, from plants and animals including mammals, to a wide variety of insects, lizards, and birds. The El Mojon mountain range south of Trujillo also functions as a game reserve, and hosts everything from incredible topiary and plants, to wild monkeys swinging through the trees – not to mention caves, and the ever abundant local hot springs.

One of the newest additions to the port of Trujillo and the bay itself may exemplify more than anything just how much the area is changing and how important the area is becoming when it comes to attracting visitors. The Banana Coast Terminal, a world class cruise terminal, was recently constructed and completed in the bay and provides Trujillo with easy cruise port access from passing ships to attract visitors and tourists.

Trujillo is appropriately called the Gem of the Caribbean due to its amazing opportunities and natural beauty, as well as its status as an underrated and lesser known source of beauty in Honduras and Central America. However, it won’t be underrated for long! The secret is out, and Honduras’ pride and joy is truly a site to behold as it develops into a top notch option for travel and residency in Central America.

To learn more about Trujillo and the Banana Coast Development, as well as options for visiting, living, and enjoying the area in any way you wish, you can email info@bananacoast.com . We look forward to hearing from you and showing you just how beautiful and amazing Trujillo can be!

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