Omoa is a city of 54,000 people (2020) in Honduras. It is a town on the Caribbean Sea coast, just west of Puerto Cortes and a short journey north of San Pedro Sula.
Omoa was the main Caribbean port of Honduras until the mid-19th century. Now it is a very laid-back, very small, picturesque beach town and a pleasant day trip from San Pedro Sula.
Take the divided highway from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortes. Turn north and drive for about 15 minutes. You'll see the signs for Omoa. Turn right at the sea-life fountain and go about 800 m (half a mile) to the beach.
The beach area of Omoa is small and walkable, but there are cabs available. It would be easy enough to walk from the beach area to the fort for many people.
- 1 Fort San Fernando (Fortaleza de San Fernando). Spanish Colonial era fortress, built between 1756-1775.
- The beach
Sunset Playa Resort Honduran and North American style food. Everything from seafood, fresh fish, burgers and the best pizza in Honduras. Located on the beach in Omoa. Cold Beer, A/C, friendly atmosphere. English and Spanish spoken. +504-658-9166 or +504-3369-0494
- Hospedaje Roli’s Place. L80 for camping or hammock (You can't pitch your tent in the garden though); dorms with private or shared bathroom. Nice garden setting, 80m from the beach. Cooking facilities, bikes, hammocks and kayaks available. Foreign owner does not seem to care about visitors too much and the treatment is likewise. Not very welcoming or friendly. No internet facilities or Wi-Fi for guests. Special price for mariners.
- Hotel Orlin Beach, Barrio de Playa, Omoa, ☏ +504 3397 0063. Beachfront hotel with pool.
- Sunset Playa Resort, ☏ +504 8945 5843, email@example.com. Private room with shower, TV and A/C, wireless internet. Quite possibly the nicest mattress in town. US$25.