#46 La Ceiba, Honduras
Population: Just over 114,277
Average Annual Temp: 87°F
La Ceiba, Honduras is known as the “Entertainment Capital” and the “Eco-Tourism Capital” of Honduras. Located on the country’s northern coast, this port city has become one of the principal destinations. Each May, the city holds its Grand Carnaval Internacional de La Ceiba, the largest celebration in Central America, with over half a million visitors.
With its close proximity to the beach, a vibrant and exciting nightlife, international airport, and regular ferry services to the Bay Islands, including Roatán and Utila, it is small wonder that tourism is a crucial part of the city’s economy. The natural beauty of the surrounding area, including the majestic Pico Bonito National Park with its lush rainforests, waterfalls and some of the top eco-lodges in the world make it a great jumping off point for adventure.
The outlook for development and investing in La Ceiba is promising. The strong tourist trade creates a ready demand for quality rental housing. While not the ideal destination for those expats or retirees seeking a quiet, contemplative lifestyle, La Ceiba’s up tempo vibe is perfect for those individuals looking for a place to party and to explore the natural wonders nearby.