We headed to San Pedro Sula, Honduras
With so many people, this car can really sit.
San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras, located in northern Honduras, the capital of Cortez Province.
It is the second most violent and dangerous city in the world and has been called the “murder capital of the world”. The city had 187 homicides per 100,000 people. It is a major strategic trans-shipment point for drug and gun smuggling.
According to reports: No matter day or night, there are always funeral workers standing at the door of the funeral home in San Pedro Sula, the second largest city in Honduras, waiting for the next body to be delivered. They never had to wait too long, because, in San Pedro Sula, an average of more than 3 people were killed every day, and the homicide rate was the highest in the non-war zone in the world. It was a well-deserved “murder capital of the world”. Drug smuggling, gang conflict, political unrest, land disputes and rampant corruption have all made Honduras mired in crime.
So here we dare not spend the night. We parked the car in a place where someone was on duty, and then went shopping in the center of the city and left.
San Pedro Sula Cathedral
The cathedral is a twin-tower architectural style and is located in the center of San Pedro Sula.
Nice church interior
In the capital of murder, we are cautious and often have to look around, especially if there is any suspicious person behind us.
Depart San Pedro Sula.
In the evening, we arrived in La Ceiba, Honduras, because we were going to a small island in the Caribbean Sea, and the car could only be placed on land. So found a hotel with a parking lot, where our car was also parked. At night we can only look at the entrance of the hotel and dare not go far, because this is Honduras.
At 9:30 the next morning, we took a taxi to La Ceiba Port.
Take a boat out to sea from here
One and a half hours to the island
The island of Roatan is located off the coast of northern Honduras. It is 60 kilometers long from east to west and less than 8 kilometers wide from north to south. It has the world’s second largest coral reef group and beautiful scenery.
But the island became the base of hundreds of pirate gangs in the 17th century. The pirates attacked the Spanish merchant ships and obtained a lot of porcelain from Asia and silver from Peru.
A rusty shipwreck is stranded at the pier.
In the distance, you can see the Caribbean cruise ship docked at the deep water pier.
There is also an international airport here. It turns out that this is a relatively lively tourist island.
The island is too big, so we had to take a taxi to the west bay beach. After we settled down, we saw a hut on a tree at the door. This tree house is not bad. A few steps to the beach, the blue sky and the deep blue sea are really beautiful.
And the sea is clear and transparent
I couldn’t help but jump into the sea, because the sun was too hot.
At a depth of more than one meter, you can still clearly see layers of fine sand on the seabed.
In the evening, people plan sand, play ball and dance on the beach.
Blowing the cool breeze, looking at the sunset slowly sinking into the sea, I feel very relaxed.
The next day I found a small boat by the beach to take me out for snorkeling.
The snorkeling place is on the edge of the town, which is near the coral reef. The underwater scenery is indeed beautiful. My sports camera fell into the Belize Blue Hole, so unfortunately, I couldn’t take pictures of the underwater scenery.
We stayed 2 nights on the island and it was raining this season. When the rain came, it was very heavy.
On the morning of the third day, we went to the pier to return by boat. The pier was full of tourists. The shipping company told us that the boats were suspended due to the strong wind and waves. We had to continue to wait for the news at the pier. After two hours, the wind and waves subsided, and the ship could set sail.