Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Puerto Cortés is a port city for San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras in the Cortés department of Honduras. It is on the Caribbean Sea coast, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa. It is Honduras main sea port and is one of the deepest and most important seaport in Central America.
Puerto Cortes is a commercial center without much attraction for tourists, however a day trip to the Maya ruins at Copán is a must. Unparalleled in its architectural beauty, Copán is the fairest of all Maya sites for its heroic sculpture. The town itself has has a very attractive central park, decent hotels and restaurants in the town center, on the municipal beach, and on other nearby beaches. The municipal beach is a big attraction for locals on weekends and holidays.
Things to see and do
* Maya ruins at Copan
* Snorkeling and scuba diving
* Honduran crafts
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – lempira (HNL)
Language – Spanish
Land Area - 112,090 sq km
Population – 7,326,496
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 504
Port Location – Puerto Cortes is located in downtown Cortes. Port activity can be viewed from the newly built waterfront park.
Transport Links – There is no airport at Puerto Cortes; nearest international airport is San Pedro Sula, about 40km away. Puerto Cortes is a head of the Pan American highway system. Paved highway connections to neighboring Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and all Central American countries. Local bus services will take you anyplace in the area and intercity direct buses run to San Pedro Sula about every 15 minutes.