Palma Real Beach Resort & Villas
Travel Blogs from La Ceiba
... Lopez - known as Doņa Moncha, and his younger brother. Accompanying them was a human rights monitor from Chicago, Greg McCain, who has been living in the community of Guadalupe Carney for 11 months to monitor the situation there. Greg is supported by a Honduran solidarity group in Chicago, that had a number of members present as official observers of the elections.
Chabelo's mother comes at least once a month, sometimes twice. She opened her bag ...
... There is no welfare here, no dole, no Medicare, no centre link. If you can't work you beg for your money. And it is amazing the generosity of these people, those who maybe poor themselves but will still spare some change for those begging on the bus. There is a real sense of community here, they all seem to look after each other, not judge those less fortunate. Admittedly this is a sneak peak from a foreigners/travelers perspective. How do I know how ...
... it rather than leave it in the machine and the blasted thing kept telling me my bank was refusing my card! I was terrified I'd forgotten my pin and was all set to break into my emergency funds but came across another ATM further up the street that worked. Phew!
Had dinner at Le Piquant, a lovely place well set back from the street right over the water; the restaurant itself is on the first floor at the back, right ...
... love of pancakes when you lend them the frying pan you are lugging around with you or simply when looking to acquire a Wifi password. Thanks Theresa for all the laughs and your wisdom, you inspired me immensley - doesn't time fly when gossiping and pondering the ways of the world from jungle clad thermal baths!
The next leg of my trip thankfully wasn't quite so early - a 6am bus I can manage. Though when you're sweating cause it's mid ...
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Anyway so the hotel owner is this really cool cat. Dressed in all this rap gear and using all this awesome lingo and hand-jives and stuff. He suggests we walk half a block to ‘Victorias’ restaurant, order, and then go back later to get the food. Not a good idea to dine there apparently. Plus it’s 8:30pm and there’s gangsters out.
It’s weird, you get kind of nervous as ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Palma Real Beach Resort & Villas La Ceiba
I stayed here for 5 days back in September 2003 when it was still the Barcelo Palma Real. But I think I still could have a few reasonable things to say.
I just returned from the Palma Real after a 1 week trip with my wife, son and a couple of friends. We usually travel to the cheaper spots (San Andres, Margarita) so my expectations were not high.
we stayed in Palma Real Beach on Dec 29 to Jan 5 and it was a beautiful week. we had some problems but I think There is no vacation without a problem. first of all when we arrived at the hotel we found out that our travel agency bell air reserved a room out side of the hotel and it was not nice. before you go make sure that your room is inside of the hotel building but the hotel stuff helped us out. thanks to you carla...fabio was carrying our luggage and he is really really nice and reliable. you can count on him when you say something to him he runs. his dream is to come Canada he wears canadian hat, amblems and everything. we loved you Fabio. and Kenny, the waiter, he is one of the best. one you make friend with him, he serves you everywhere and no matter what he does what you ask immediately. internet sources say that locals speak english but it is not true. as far as I have seen nobody speaks english but it will not matter to you because they are really friendly. towels were problem though. make sure that you dry your towels everday by yourselves because we could not get another two for one week. but before 2 days we left we asked Fabio and he right away gat for us and our friends. I told you he is great. oh by the way there will be a representative Nancy Lopez. I dont Know how se became a representative because She doesnt Know anything. dont ask her anything. before you go make sure that you go a travel clinic because food is really different and we have been all suffered from diareha. and be really careful about sun protection. eventhough I have dark and not senstive skin I was dying from sunburn. theri animation show is not really great but you will laugh. if you dont like spanis music, eventhoug you like get your own cd because after a while you will be bored with the music. but they are trying. you can change the music if you want. ask antonio he will help you. he is really funny and nice guy. you can do lots of things in Honduras. definitely you go Canopy. it is really fun. you will enjoy green and blue at the same time..it is great we enjoyed so much.by the way famous taxi driver is hector you will find him easily. if you want to go city dont go there with turaser tour. call the hector or milton they will help you show you around. we loved the people and the place. you will love too...
We stayed at the Palma Real Beach Hotel in La Ceiba from Jan 30 - Feb 6, 2004. It was myself, my husband, and our 2 children aged 5 & 9. The resort is a nice smaller size, which we prefer, and it was just our plane load of people at the resort - well at least until Friday when all the locals descend upon the resort in herds. Overall I would rate this a solid 3* resort. Gorgeous scenery - an ocean on one side, a mountain on the other. Not a ton of stuff to do, but if you're looking to hang out by the pool or beach and relax all week then this is perfect for you.
TDSB March break 2005.
Paid CDN$1580 for 2 including all taxes for my wife and I (30 and 31 years old)
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Rated a 4 star, more like a 3 star. But very acceptable. Met great people had an awesome time! Well worth the cost.
While there you MUST take the Canopy Tour (or zip line tour) US$35! other countries charge over US$100!
Also, ask the front desk for Hector the cab driver. His local # is 440-0100 or cell 994-1760. For the same price as the bus, he will take you into town, show you around, translate, and help find whatever you are looking for.
We will post more later, including pictures!
Jen & Ben
WE loved this resort. I saw all the negative comments and was somewhat leary when we booked it. This is a resort where you get more than you pay for considering the reasonable price and location.
i went to the barcelo hotel for 2 weeks during the winter break. I very pleased to escape from winter and spend chrismas and new years under teh hot sun. The outside decoration were well organized with chrismas lights all over the hotel, witch still gave a warm feeling of home and chrismas.
My boyfriend & I went to the Palma Real Beach Resort in Honduras on an all-inclusive last minute sell off. It being my first time traveling outside of North America, I was not sure what to expect. Contrary to what I thought I had a wonderful time.