Ceiba, Honduras National Carnival:
La Ceiba is known truout
Central America for its San Isidro Fair, which takes place at
the end of May. The fair consist of all sorts of cultural activities,
float parades, and it ends with the "Gran Carnaval de La
Amistad" that means great carnival of friendship , when the
main street of the city has a live band in every corner and it
becomes a giant dance floore where people dance till dawn.
La Ceiba is flock by tourist from
around the globe who come to enjoy the biggest party of Honduras.
Expect to be bombarded
by a uniquely Latin American party experience. Amidst the loudly
chattering, pulsing people, you will find whole animals being
cooked in the streets, strange forms of gambling, and your typical
useless fair trinkets. For your typical traveler, people watching
can be an adventure in itself. You will see all kinds here, from
scantily clad women to the older generation wearing traditional
clothing. You may have trouble maneuvering through the city as
the street vendors’ assortment of t-shirts, shoes, cheeses,
toys, toiletries, and many other knick knacks overflow from the
sidewalks into the streets. It is quite a site … like nothing
you would ever see in the world.
La Ceiba gives a traveler a realistic glimpse of Central American
city life. One sees it all here – The party itself was much
better than we had expected, being able to experience Latin culture
– music, costumes, and dancing – was a treat.
to go to the festival with hotel reservations, as getting a room
upon arrival during Carnaval is next to impossible.