Omoa is a small beach town and a municipality in the Department of Cortés of the Central American country of Honduras. It is located on a small bay of the same name 18 km. west of Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean Sea coast.
Omoa has a protected harbor that has attracted an international community of yachts, backpackers, restaurants, and hotels. Omoa is also the site of the fortress of San Fernando, a large and fairly well preserved fortress built by the Spanish for the defense of the Spanish Main. Omoa is also the site of an annual fishing contest.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving and snorkeling
* Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa – 18th century Spanish fort
* Water Sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language – Spanish, English
Population – 32,000 approx
Land Area – 382.8 km²
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 – The port is located at Puerto Cortes, about 40km from San Pedro Sula.
Travel Links – Fly to San Pedro Sula from Houston, New Orleans or Miami. Airlines serving these routes are American Airlines, Continental, and Taca.
Omoa is a pleasant day trip from San Pedro Sula.