Located in the Sula Valley, San Pedro Sula is the industrial and business
hub of Honduras. The second largest city after the capital Tegucigalpa, it
is a center of cultural activity as well.
Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport is among the busiest airports
in Central America and the main point of entry in Honduras. You can visit
great markets and find artisan things like textiles, jewelry and much more.
There are several day trips from the city to Cusuco National Park,
Pulapanzak Waterfalls and Lake Yohoa. You can also visit Punta Sal National
Park and walk through Copan’s archeological site. The Fireworks, folk
dances, art exhibits and concerts can be enjoyed by visitors during the San
Pedro Sula fair.
Things to do in San Pedro Sula
San Pedro Sula’s largest market, Guamilito Market is one of the most
touristy spots in the city. It is a vibrant marketplace where you can find
umpteen Honduran souvenirs alongside a huge variety of flowers grown across
the country. You can also find the best Honduran cigars at the tobacco
store. Navigate through the stalls and find pottery, clothes, beaded
jewelry, and even handmade corn tortillas. It is a traditional Latin
American market so do not forget to bargain as the prices aren’t fixed. It
is open everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Museum of Anthropology and History
Museum of Anthropology and History is the best way for you to learn about
the history of the city. The wide variety of artefacts on display and
exhibitions focus on the pre-Colombian era to the modern era. The
foundation of the city and the influx of Palestinian immigrants are the two
highlights of the museum. The displays are well laid out and there is
English text for your understanding. The museum is shut on Tuesdays and
entry is free on the first Sunday of every month.
Angeli Gardens is a tropical plant nursery turned into a nature retreat. It
offers private trails to the Merendon Mountains which serve as a backdrop
to San Pedro Sula. You may explore the walking trails and come across great
views of the city and walk over the suspension bridge to get your dose of
adrenaline. There is an on-site restaurant serving delicious meals and they
organize weekly cultural nights with live music. Local musicians serenade
you with Jazz and Blues while you relax in the beautiful surroundings.
Best Time to Visit San Pedro Sula
The best time to book flights from Miami to San Pedro Sula is from February
to June before the hot summers set in. The weather is warm, and it is the
peak season for tourists. The San Pedro Sula fair which lasts for the
entire month takes place in June. So those interested in this festival are
recommended to book Miami flights in advance to avoid last minute