Cochino Islands, Honduras
The Cayos Cochinos or Cochinos Cays are a group of two small islands (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 more small coral cays located in the northwestern Caribbean, just south of Belize, and situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras. Cayos Cochinos can only be reached by boat.
The islands are a Marine Protected Area and are managed by the Honduran Coral Reel Foundation. The coral reef here is part of the world's second largest coral reef system known as the Meso-American Barrier Reef. There is a scientific research station on Cayo Menor, the smaller of the two main islands in the system.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving
* Hike to the lighthouse on Cochino Grande for great views
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language – Spanish, English
Population – 115 approx
Land Area – 2 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 of La Ceiba is situated 30 kilometers southwest of the Cochinos Cays. Boats to Cochinos dock at Lagoon Marina.
Travel Links – Fly to San Pedro Sula from Houston, New Orleans or Miami. Airlines serving these routes are American Airlines, Continental, and Taca.
From San Pedro Sula, take a short local flight into La Ceiba via Isleña or Aerolinea Sosa.