The Taulabé Caves are 20 km south of Lago Yojoa. The first 300 meters of the cave have been improved with lights and steps, but exploration has gone as far as 12 km, without coming to the end of the cave.
The exploration is easy and there are guides at the entrance who can do the tour for free, and the tip is optional if you feel happy with the guidance, or if you prefer a self-guided tour is ok.
The cave was discovered in 1969 when the main highway between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, was under construction. Nobody has found the exit yet and some believe it can be as far away as the Yojoa Lake, Santa Bárbara or Copán.
A guy named William Hanneman robbed a bank in the United States and kidnapped a small plane. He made the plane land in La Ceiba, Honduras. A friend told him about the caves and he hid there for about 4 months. Some say the friend called the police when he found out about a reward offered for information about Hanneman. Authorities arrested the bandit but the money was never found. Legend says the $250,000 are still inside the cave. A lot of people have entered and continue entering the cave in search of the treasure. The caves are well protected now since its local fame has contributed to the destruction of many formations.
Next time, while you visit Honduras, don´t forget to visit the Taulabé Caves...
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Committed to protecting the environment of our beautiful country, one of the main objectives we have as a tour operator is to promote ecotourism activities, traveling responsibly, so that our tourists enjoy their connection with nature and value each of the advantages that this offers to us.
In this opportunity there is a place located on a 78 acre property of enviromental and archaeological value. The natural springs and beautiful hiking trails are located near the mountains of Santa Barbara near the Yojoa Lake. In the property you can find mounds and ball courts that belonged to the ancient “Lenca” Civilization (years 1,550BC/900 AD). You can relax while surrounded by it´s natural forests where you can appreciate the large variety of lumber trees, the diversity of birds, smaller animals (iguanas, squirrels, guatusas), tropical flowers and exotic orchids.
The property have five (5) natural springs and the crystalline White River (Cold River) where you can take a refreshing dip in its cool waters. It also offers the opportunity of going hiking through the nature trails while enjoying the beauty of the coffee plantations, tropical flowers and wild birds. They also offer lodging and spacious green areas for camping.
This place is called Private Reserve "Paradise".
You can enjoy it either in our Day Tours, or Multiday Tours traveling around Honduras.
Know more about this place here: www.bioparqueparadise.com
If you are planning to come to Honduras, by purchasing your airfare you must know that you are now protected by the 504 Assist Travel Insurance.
This benefit has a term of 30 days or the duration of the trip if it is less than 30 days.
You are cover Up to $ 7,000 in expenses. Registration is free.
More information click here: www.504assist.com
We love to share the beauties of our country, but We feel a special pride when our visitors totally become identified with our catracha culture. They enjoy the flavors of our land, admire the colors of our cities and especially share a greeting with our people, is what makes our work not a burden, but on the contrary, passion and fun.
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No matter how long you visit Honduras ... there is always something interesting to do, it all depends on your mood and attitude. We are here to serve you and share with you our traditions, the flavors of our gastronomy, and the most special the warmth of our people.
You can read the article written by our traveling friend Jason McFaul, about his recent short visit to the capital of Honduras, on his journey through the world.
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