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“nestled in the jungle with stunning scenery” 5 of 5 stars
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Omega Tours Eco Jungle Lodge
carretera a Yaruca km 9.5 Rio Cangrejal, La Ceiba ----, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #2 of 29 La Ceiba B&B and Inns
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Denver, Colorado
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182 reviews
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“nestled in the jungle with stunning scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stayed in the Beauty view cabin and it was gorgeous! This cabin is set into the jungle feels like you are staying in the canopy. Lush, beautiful flowers and trees surround the cabin and the entire lodge's grounds. They arrange a multitude of tours (we went white water rafting - very fun, kayaking to Cacao lagoon - bring insect repellant and hiked to bejuco waterfall - beautiful - the hike was on our own and not with a tour). This is a rather remote location - there is no running to the store to grab water/food/insect repellant/travel supplies, etc. which does force you to rely on the restaurant and lodge for all your food and entertainment. Not necessarily a bad thing but just be prepared when you book. Overall a great experience

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed with my boyfriend at Omega Jungle Lodge for 3 nights and did one full day rafting tour with them. We decided to spend the few extra bucks and stay in the Bamboo Cabin, which was beautiful and way more space than we needed. You feel really immersed in the jungle the whole time. The rafting tour was awesome. If you have an adventurous spirit, do the upper Cangrejal rafting tour. It was really thrilling and we felt that we were in good hands with our tour guides Daniel and Sonny.

The restaurant was amazing. Delicious food for every meal. The owners were nice, and the young ex-pat tour guides were especially wonderful. We had a great time hanging out with them both during our tour and while at the lodge in the bar area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Lavaca, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We spent 4 days with Omega tours on a Wicked awesome White Water Rafting excursion on the Rio Sico and had the best time!! The owners Udo and Silvia are great and their staff was wonderful! Very friendly! :) The grounds around the lodge are gorgeous! We stayed in the creek cabin and it was perfect!! a nice hammock to relax in was on the porch overlooking lush jungle and a small creek below! Beautiful!
If you're interested in Rafting, these guys know how to have a good time in a safe environent!! Our guide Allan was such an awesome guy!! We had a wonderful experience with him!! Thank you OMEGA!! Hope to see yall again soon!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and very eco friendly!! Beautiful!! :)
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The owners Udo and Silvia have created a gorgeous jungle retreat. Our room beauty cabin was set high in the trees with view of the Pico Bonito Forest. The birds were our natural alarm clock. The cabin is private and very clean. Although we are not rafters, there is plenty to do with hikes, swimming, kyaking, sipping on cocktails (of course!) and horse back riding.
The horse trek takes you into and around the villages. Depending on your experience level, Silvia will make your experience memorable!
The food was awesome! The owners have worked hard to please every type of palate! The fruit melts in your mouth!
We were slightly rushed before arriving, so we didn't not have time to brush up on our Spanish, but it would be helpful and the locals appreciate it or just smile, that says a lot!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roatan, Honduras
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

A hidden gem. Backpackers and island hoppers should deffinately stop here for 2 nights to get the variety Honduras offers. 30 minutes in a taxi and you are in the wild! Great contrast to the heat of the coast. Rooms range from free with a tour to luxury. Saw a toucan! Food is great and inexpensive, owners are relaxed and welcoming. Friendly gathering around the bar in the evening. Swim in the river and admire the virgin forest. Walk through the grounds and pick yourself an orange. Go extreme and white water raft, downhill mountain bike or treck to the waterfall. The lodge has many quirky features that have come from the owners passionate use of natural materials (rocks, riverwood) etc

Room Tip: If you only got $10 take the simple white room with comfy bed or take a trip and sleep for free If...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

My Daughter was spending the first 2 weeks of our round the world adventure with us in our first stop, Honduras. After diving on Utila we were looking for a couple of days in the jungle before moving on to Copan Ruinas then Daughter home.
We found Omega on the internet and decided to go with them because they offered camping (my partner and I are on a real lean backpacker's budget) and the prices of their tours seemed really good value.
On arrival we were very impressed with the whole set-up. Beautiful gardens and pool/bar area. Washrooms toilets and showers were such an improvement on what we had found on Utila. The catch was the prices for everything except the camping and tours. We were not looking to pay as much anywhere during our time in Honduras as we pay at home in London for food and drink. I was very surprised to find that a Honduran beer at Omega (a $20 taxi ride from La Ceiba) was almost TWICE as expensive as the MOST EXPENSIVE bar on Utila (where everything has to come 20kms by boat). If I wanted to eat my fill of an evening I would be needing one of the more high end dishes, they were 200-250Lims, again nearly twice as much as the most expensive restaurants on Utila. There's the catch.... once you're at Omega there ain't nowhere else to go. At least on Utila the competition keeps the price vaguely realistic.
The tours were very enjoyable, we did the river swim and the horse trek. During the trek it was obvious that Udo and Silvia have not only put a lot of work into their lodge but also into the surrounding community, both on an ecological and financial level. All this should be commended.
Omega is a perfect jungle retreat for those wishing to sample some high end comfort in this all too often still rundown country. However, when they offer tents and dorms and thus sell themselves to backpackers too, then the bar and kitchen prices should not be so artificially high.
Knowing we were coming from Utila, getting the early ferry (too early for any shops in La Ceiba we found out too late), and on a camper's budget, it might have been nice if they could have offered us the advice of getting a later ferry and perhaps then being able to visit the shops on the way up, but I guess that would give the game away? Instead we just arrived and were immediately stunned by the prices on the menu.
All in all, we had a lovely time but our travel funds took a much larger battering than expected. Highly recommended for anyone looking fora touch of luxury and with budget to match. definitely not recommended if you're on a camping/backpacking budget.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

First of all the trip from La Ceiba aiport was very easy. Picked up with no problems by a taxi arranged through the lodge, drive was 45 minutes along dirt track roads, through a stunning river valley.
The lodge is in a idyllic loaction. It's basic, but has a few extra touches. There are flowers blooming everwhere and lots of tropical trees growing all around the lodge. Stayed in the Creek Cabin, no bathroom and mosquito netting walls. Towels and comfortable bedding was supplied and the noises were very soothing from the stream that ran undernearth the cabin and the countless birds and animals you could hear.
There is a solar powered outdoor shower next to the cabin, which is just a perfect way to start the day, looking up through the trees to the mountains in the distance. Bring biodegradable soaps, if you can, to use.
The tours that can be arranged are all expertly run by very professional and experienced guides. Did white water rafting, kayaking through the mangroves to the sea and hiking to the El Bejuco waterfall.
The food is excellent, very good value for money and all freshly prepared and the staff are lovely and friendly.
Bring insect repellent and lots of sun screen! Can be chilly in the evenings also.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: carretera a Yaruca km 9.5 Rio Cangrejal, La Ceiba ----, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in La Ceiba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The OMEGA TOURS ECO JUNGLE LODGE is nestled between two breathtaking National Parks, and just 10 km from the Caribbean coast. we are in the middle of tropical rain forest with one of the biggest collection of different fruit- and ornamental- plants in Honduras. There is a cool freshwater pool and heaps of hammocks for your relaxation but also jungle trails on the lodge grounds for you to explore. In our Restaurant "La Jungla" we try to serve the freshest, most organic and healthiest food possible. Come and enjoy the relaxed and chilled atmosphere of the lodge and start your outdoor adventures from here: rafting, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, MTB, animal- and bird- watching.... tours from a half to 21 days! Join us in nature! ... more   less 
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