Tegucigalpa, officially called Municipality Central District (abbreviated Tegucigalpa, MCD), commonly known as Tegus, is the capital and seat of government of the Republic of Honduras, along with its twin city Comayagüela.
The Central District is located at the south central mountains of Honduras in the department of Francisco Morazán, which is also the provincial capital. The metropolitan area of Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela is in a valley surrounded by mountains and both being twin cities are geologically separated by the Choluteca River basin which crosses them. The Central District is the largest and most populous municipality of Francisco Morazan and the fourteenth largest of Honduras. Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela together, is the largest and most populous city in Honduras.
Most sources suggest that the origin and meaning of the word Tegucigalpa is derived from the Nahuatl language. Its exact meaning is open to interpretation, but the most common version between popular belief is derived from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa which means silver hills.
Like much of central Honduras, the city has a tropical climate, though tempered by the altitude, meaning less humid than the lower valleys and the coastal regions. It has two seasons, the cool dry season begins in November and ends in March and the rainy warm season begins in April and ends in October.
Located at the southern pacific coast of Nicaragua, Emerald Coast is one of the most isolated beaches you can land on, the perfect destination to spend quite vacations. It has great waves to surf, you can also go fishing or watch whales during their breeding season, which runs from January to March, or either see their arrivals around November and the last stragglers leave this beach around April. Year round, Blue Whales can be also seen off the coast line. Without a doubt, Emerald Coast is the place to have on your bucket list.
San Juan de Nicaragua
San Juan de Nicaragua this remote jungle village, about 470 kilometers from Managua, has great natural attractions and interesting historical sites. Its roads are the rivers and streams of the area, giving way to the forest and many small lakes. Its urban center is the small town of San Juan del Norte, or San Juan de Nicaragua, where different ethnic communities live and there are hotels, restaurants and tour guides. Nearby are the ruins of the old Greytown, in the Caribbean the mouth of the river San Juan, and the exuberant Indian Biosphere Reserve - Corn.
Visit the historical sites is one of the most interesting, just ten minutes by boat found Greytown. A boat five minutes in the opposite direction leads to another attraction: the Blue Lagoon. The warm waters may not be so blue, but this small lagoon surrounded by palm trees and other vegetation, is a good place to swim and relax.
Cocibolca Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua or Great Lake. Administratively the island belongs to the department of Rivas. Its area is 276 km2 and is the largest of those in the interior of a volcanic lake island. In the Indian word meaning "Twin Hills" and was named by the natives to be the island formed by two volcanoes "Conception" and "Maderas" settlers. The Concepcion Volcano is one of the world's most perfect cone. Its original name was "Choncoteciguatepe" also listed by the first inhabitants. Ometepe Island participated in the contest Seven Natural Wonders of the World, also Ometepe is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, after his nomination was unanimously adopted at the XXII Session of the "International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere "(MAB) of UNESCO.
Corn Island consists of two small neighboring islands , this town turns out to be a true Caribbean paradise with its many white sand beaches and clear turquoise water color, its coconut groves , coral reefs and the immense tranquility of their surroundings. It is the Great Corn Island, with its various neighborhoods and hills protruding from its rather flat surface ; and to the north is the tiny Little Corn Island, less crowded and more peaceful . Both services include hotels, restaurants and local tour operators . The most important conclusion is native Crab Feast , which takes place on 27 and 28 August . It is possible to walk around the island in about 2 hours , crossing streets and roads. In the South point, 'El Bluff', there are rocks that can be scaled so shoes suitable for this activity is needed. In the tower near the football field at South End there are beautiful views of the island. There are several ways to explore the island. Walking is an option, but to see more in less time , bicycles , golf carts or motorcycles are quite useful.
San Carlos, Río San Juan
San Carlos , Rio San Juan San Carlos is located about 290 kilometers southeast of Managua , right where Lake Nicaragua ends and begins the San Juan River. Cultural events in the area and the idyllic atmosphere created by the lush nature, make San Carlos a fascinating place. The forest , lake , river , art , history. This is a town with a multitude of attractions. Its center is the city of San Carlos , where there are several places to visit . The lake is the Solentiname , whose islands are populated by nature and small communities in highlighting artisans and painters. Nearby is also the Natural Reserve Guatuzos : its jungle is home to a great diversity of plants , animals and insects. Another major urban center is the town of Boca Chad , who works as an administrative head . Nature at its spacious splendor is another local attraction , thanks to the rivers , private reserves and part of the vast Indian Biosphere Reserve - Corn , part of the territory of El Castillo.
Bluefields is a town in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region, Nicaragua. Its county seat is Bluefields, currently administrative headquarters of the Autonomous Regional Government of the South Atlantic. Its geographical position is between the coordinates 12 ° 00 'north latitude and 83 ° 45' west longitude. The municipal seat is located 383 kilometers from Managua. The 'Palo de Mayo' (Maypole) is the most famous and attractive holiday Bluefields. This cultural sample was derived from the British custom of celebrating the arrival of spring on the first of May, a month when the rainy season starts in Nicaragua. The holidays always culminate on May 31, at night, when thousands of people take to the streets in a massive parade called "Tulululu", in which blufileños dance to drums and trumpets along the main streets of Bluefields.
Puerto Cabezas is a municipality in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN ) in Nicaragua , is the capital of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region . Recently, the city was officially named Bilwi and Puerto Cabezas municipality - although most people refer to the city as Puerto Cabezas. It is located 560 kilometers northeast of Managua. The official languages are Spanish RAAN , Miskito, Sumo , and English. Spanish is spoken predominantly however, a large segment of the population speaks Miskitu . Each ethnic group celebrates their own culture events , each according to cultural traditions and historic features ; and we see separate special parties as the Miskito ethnic celebrations that helps them preserve the memory and culture of their ancestors (accompanied oratorical indigenous cultural events , dances Miskito , choice of indigenous queens and communal feasts ) . The creoles maintain their tradition with 'Palo de Mayo' (Maypole) and typical food as rondón, the "pati", bread with coconut and "plantitak" among other culinary customs.
The peaceful town of Waspam lies in the heart of Miskito territory. Life in the area revolves around the Rio Coco (one of the biggest rivers in the country). This is a must-go destination in Nicaragua, The Río Coco - and the 114 communities scattered alongside it and in the nearby pine savannah - is also the one reason why a visitor would venture as far as Waspam. Once you’re there, excursions into the Bosawás biosphere reserve can be arranged to see parrots, monkeys, and other wildlife.
Siuna north Bonanzas Township is among the coordinates 13 ° 44 'north latitude and 84 ° 46' west a distance of 318 kilometers from Managua, the capital. The population is mostly Catholic Siuna, although there are other churches with a presence in the town. They are, Assemblies of God, Christian Assembly, Maranatha, Pentecost, United Maranatha, Jordan, Morava, Catholic, Faith in Christ Jesus, United Assemblies, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist and. In the village there is a zonal Pastoral Committee, composed of 7 members representing different religious denominations. The inhabitants of the urban sector make festive day dedicated to the Virgin of Fatima, The Lord of Esquipulas and the Virgin. The Maypole, although very little is held by some groups of the population (Jamaican Creole origin).
Rosita is a municipality at the Autonomous North Atlantic Region in the Republic of Nicaragua. The municipality borders to the north with the municipality of Waspán, Prinzapolka to the south, to the east with the municipalities of Puerto Cabezas and Prinzapolka, and west by the municipalities of Siuna and Bonanza.
The county seat is located 480 km from Managua City. The municipality has a humid subtropical climate, with annual rainfall ranging between 1.900 and 3.290 mm. Coordinates 13°53'N, 84°24'O
The main economic activity is agriculture, with a poor soil which causes the unemployment rate be 80% .The small gold mining activity represents a multiplier of the local economy.
The city, formerly known as Santa Rita, grew as a town in the early 40's, when mining the Rosario Mining Company began. Explorations between 1951 and 1955 led to the discovery and exploitation of copper ore, which ceased to be exploited on 1975 with the fall of the price of this metal. After being nationalized the mine in 1979, was abandoned in 1982 and completely dismantled.
As the city is multiethnic (Sumu, Miskitu, Creole and mestizo), each ethnic group has its own festivals, which are held mostly in rural communities, maintaining the customs of their ancestors. Typical meals include wabul made with bananas, taro and cassava or Buna, made with pihibaye, cassava and fruits of the period.
Bonanza is located in the central sector of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) and has an area of 2,039 km2. Its county seat is Bonanza, a city 480 km far from Managua, the capital. The main economic activity of the municipality is the mining, agricultural production also. The main festivals celebrated are those of the Moravian Church, primarily Easter, during which no work is done, the Moravian worship and fasting held Thursday and Friday. Furthermore, the Catholic holidays are celebrated in honor of St. Jerome (September 30th), San Francisco (October 4) and Immaculate (December 7). There own indigenous culture festivals, such as: Asamlawana, is a form of planning the vision and mission of the community. It is the beginning of the year, every three years. Asamba or sawda, held in early January in honor of the God of Cerro Cola Blanca.