Ampala is a municipality in the Honduran department of Valle. It is formed by El Tigre Island and its satellite islets and rocks in the Gulf of Fonseca. It is located close to San Lorenzo, the main Pacific coast harbour for the whole of Central America.
Ampala is a peaceful little island with a few good beaches. It offers a hot and sunny climate and great seafood. Its primary attraction is the town church which dates from the late 1800’s.
Things to See & Do
* Beaches – Playa El Burro, Playa Grande and Playa Negra
* Town church
* Climb the La Cima peak – 2-3 hour hike
* Visit Isla La Exposicion – between El Tigre and Coyolito
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language – English, Spanish
Population – 2,500 approx
Land Area – 75.2 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 is located at the town of Ampala, approximately 300m from the town centre.
Travel Links – To get to Isla del Tigre by public transport, get off a Choluteca–Tegucigalpa bus two kilometers west of San Lorenzo to the dirt road turnoff to Coyolito. Here, you can hop on one of the hourly buses to Coyolito. Alternatively, you can get a bus to San Lorenzo and catch a Coyolito-bound bus from the center of town.
Colectivo boat rides from Coyolito to Amapala cost US$1.30, or US$7 for a private boat ride. These same boats charge about US$26 for a half-day tour around the island or varying prices to specific destinations.