Friday, November 19, 2010

International spotlight shines on La Campa

Lenca pottery was a highlight for visiting journalists in October 2010 
In October 2010, journalists from several countries visited Gracias and La Campa as part of a familiarization tour offered by the Central America Travel Market 2010.

In a November 11th post on his blog the Latin American Traveler, John Mitchell, a leading Canadian photographer and journalist, shares his thoughts, impressions and stunning new photos of La Campa in "Gracias, Lempira, Honduras: Small Town with a Big Past and a Bright Future.  It's great to see the international media spotlight shine on La Campa. 

Also interesting to see photos of the Lenca pottery, restored cathedral and local La Campa residents such as Dona Desideria. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Is La Campa the Most Peaceful Community in Latin America?

When you combine the magic of its remote location, the fresh mountain air, the community's deep spiritual connection to the land and a no-alcohol policy, La Campa just might be the most peaceful community in Latin America.

It's safe for solo travelers, women and all those who don't need a drink to have a good time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Horseback Riding Tour Schedule and Pricing

Tour Outline:

This tour is a fascinating look at the animal and plant life of La Campa by horseback. You'll visit the village highlights of La Campa as well as the Mirador de Celaque and Lenca communities.

Daily between (9:00 am to 11:30 am) and (1 - 4 pm) orseback Riding

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting Point: The Interpretation Centre

Maximum: 4 People

Cost: $16 per person

- Reserve a minimum of one day in advance
- no previous riding experience necessary
- bring a hat, insect repellent, a camera, bottled water and a snack

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tour Guides Now Available

The tourism program in La Campa is growing and the community is happy to announce that Alan Reyes is now available to lead hiking and horseback tours of the village and surrounding valleys. Ask at any of the hotels or call him direct at 98671389. Pamphlets will soon be available in Gracias.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Directions on Getting to La Campa

Purchase a bus ticket to Santa Rosa de Copan in San Pedro Sula or Tegucigalpa. Then transfer to a bus headed to Gracias. From Gracias, there is one bus daily to La Campa leaving at 12 noon. Cost is 15 lempiras ( or around one US dollar). Another option is to take a motortaxi for $10.00. The bus returns to Gracias at 6:30 am the following morning or you can return via motortaxi.

But La Campa is well worth an overnight stay - hotels are a bargain, the skies are clear and perfect for stargazing and the people will welcome you wherever you go.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Experience Authentic Village Traditions

The Lenca village of La Campa is located in a dramatic canyon setting in the mountainous highlands of western Honduras near the colonial city of Gracias. A new community-based eco-tourism project was recently launched and is intended to make it easy for visitors to spend time in the countryside, explore surrounding hillside commmunities and experience traditional Lenca culture. Contact or to find out more.