"History Rich Eastern End of the Atlantic Highway" Trujillo by atufft

Trujillo Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 84 photos

Columbus, Buccaneers, and William Walker

Being more remote from the Bay Islands and from either San Pedro Sula or Tecucigalpa, Trujillo is a rather neglected and peaceful corner of Honduras. Unlike Moskitia further to the east though, Trujillo does have easy access via the Honduran Atlantic Highway, that is more or less paved all the way. The town didn't come highly recommended by locals we had talked to, but given it's rich history we decided to drive the extra few hours to see just where it was Columbus landed, and to pay tribute to the tomb of American empire builder, William Walker, who was executed by Honduran firing squad.

Also: Garífuna Villages and Snorkeling

But, Trujillo is more than simply a buccaneer blasted fortress on a hill. Several opportunities to visit with the Garífuna in relatively remote villages is more natural here than in the touristed western edge of the Honduran coastline. In addition, several coral reefs off the coast provide a rich basis for both snorkeling and seafood restaurants at prices half of what they are in the west.

  • Last visit to Trujillo: Dec 2011
  • Intro Updated Jan 11, 2012
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