If you’re passing through to El Salvador, the colonial town of Nacaome is an interesting stop. Nacaome means “two races,” named after its founding in A.D. 148 on a peace pact between the Cholula and Chaparrastique tribes. Spaniards arrived in 1535, and built the town’s church—which was rebuilt in 1867, into a domed church on the parque central.
If you need a place to stay, try the Hotel Real Vista Hermosa (tel. 504/795-5160, US$52 d) or the Hotel Sunset (tel. 504/795-3359, US$24 d).
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition