San Pedro Sula

San Pedro Sula
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Located in the Sula Valley or the “Valley of Birds,” San Pedro Sula is not just the second largest city of Honduras but also its industrial center. It’s also the capital of the Cortes department and a very important transportation hub in the country. It is a main commercial producer of bananas, coffee, sugar cane, beef, tobacco and forestry.

San Pedro Sula offers the country side tourism. It boasts of several well-designed infrastructures and interesting buildings. The Museo de Antropologia y Historia is a museum of anthropology and history than displays Pre-Columbian artefacts depicting the city’s evolution. It also has a research library. The Museo de Naturaleza and the Planetario Infantil are also great places to visit. The Museo exhibits flora and fauna that surround the city, while the Planetario (planetarium) is an astronomy museum that provides information about the solar system, constellations and the like.

Other cultural and historic sites include the Cathedral, the very grand looking Municipal Palace, San Pedro Sula’s Old Train Station, and the Universidad de San Pedro Sula. The city also boasts of many great parks. The Central park displays a small Gazebo and is the spot where the city was founded. Water parks such as the Wonderland, Zizima Eco Water Park, and the Zona de Armenta are a must visit. Not only do they encompass cold river waters that run through the area, but they also make great recreational areas especially for families.

When in San Pedro Sula, you can also visit its great theatres such as the Francisco Saybe Theater, and make purchases of crafts, pottery, souvenirs, local Honduran delicacies and also flowers at the Mercado Guamilito.

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