Omoa offers not only colonial history, but natural beauty as well. Its white sand beaches and calm waters invite one to relax and feel the breezes.
The Jaloa Wetlands are part of Omoa, where animals, birds, reptiles (alligator, turtle, iguana) and mammals (manatees, howler monkey, otter) await you. Along the Mogotillo trail, you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Mogote River in the middle of a forest jungle. There you will encounter many species of birds, and the sparkling waters of the Mogote River wind around huge rocks that form large pools, ideal for cooling off. “La Piedra Cocha” in Omoa is another beautiful area to hike, consisting of several natural caves embedded in the canyon of the Masca River.
At the base of La Piedra Cocha lives the Garifuna community of Masca, where it is possible to enjoy Garifuna cuisine. Try some of their typical foods such as conch soup, fried fish, cassava and coconut bread. The Garifuna drink, Güifity, is worth checking out, if only to see the interesting compilation of local sticks, herbs and whatnot inside the bottle itself.
During the colonial era, Omoa was the most important port on the Atlantic coast of Central America. The goods collected from Honduras were sent by ship to Spain from this location. As it became well known, a large fort needed to be constructed overlooking the port, to handle the onslaught of pirates. Buccaneers eventually torched the fort, and the Omoa Fortress of San Fernando followed. The Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History (IHAH) now oversees this national monument which is a popular tourist destination.
There is no lack of things to do in Omoa. Plenty of beaches, two water parks, seven spas, multiple dining establishments, and at least 30 picnic areas throughout the municipality will make for a memorable stay in Omoa.
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