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Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

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33 km from La Ceiba, Honduras
+504 2443-0329
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Absolutely beautiful.

The entire journey was great. Starting with the "train" trip to the refuge and ending with waiting... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Nice calm boat ride through mangrove forests.

The train (tren) ride is very interesting. It was built by the old American Fruit Co (Dole) for... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
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33 km from La Ceiba, Honduras
+504 2443-0329

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

The entire journey was great. Starting with the "train" trip to the refuge and ending with waiting with the 'train' trip back. The tour itself of the rivers was breathtaking. Gliding along in a small aluminum boat was so serene and peaceful. The guide was...More

Reviewed February 12, 2017

The train (tren) ride is very interesting. It was built by the old American Fruit Co (Dole) for coconuts. Then you go to the visitor's center which has decent bathroom facilities. You then get in a boat driven by a refuge guide. The red mangroves...More

1  Thank stanvia
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Don't miss this place if you are in the area. You'll be the only people there. Don't expect to see TOO much mammal wildlife - lots of birds, monkeys and bats. But the mangroves are some of the best I've seen. It's really beautiful and...More

Thank stacybryan
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Cuero y Salado is one of Honduras nature reserves worth visiting! Birds, monkeys, marine life and magnificent mangroves. To get there one needs to get into a small train for about 20 min. Later by boat the rivers Perla, Cuero and Salado are navigated. David...More

Thank Ana T
Reviewed March 30, 2015

this is a great day trip: In La Union, west of La Ceiba you catch a train. It is about 30 min. to get to the visitors center on the side of the lagoon and just a short walk from the beach. From here you...More

Thank Omegalodge
Reviewed February 14, 2015

Ask Hondurans if they have visited this place, a few have, and a lot are not even sure where it is exactly. We opted not to do an organized tour, simply found out the Burra (small train) schedule, showed up at La Union, left our...More

3  Thank ORD-TGU
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our birding tour led by Robert Gallardo and William Orellana boarded the 2-car narrow gauge train for the short, colorful ride to the river bank near the park headquarters building (restrooms, some maps, explanations, and a few items to purchase). There we boarded two boats...More

2  Thank Edge W
Reviewed September 19, 2010

There are two main ways to visit the reserve: by an organizaed tour, or by showing up individually. It is a lot cheaper to just show up (about $20-$30 instead of the $60 plus from an organized tour group), but be sure to know at...More

11  Thank Rulti
Reviewed February 23, 2005

This wildlife refuge is not to be missed. Well protected mangrove nature, where you can see from motor launch boats birds, crocodiles, manatees (if you're lucky!) and other wild life. Don't forget to notice the plant life and flowers too! The local park-service guide was...More

8  Thank Christiana
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