This quaint village is a colonial gem
Trip Start Feb 09, 2008
122Trip End Dec 26, 2008
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I spent the morning of my second day climbing the hills above Yuscaran, which offered spectacular views across the surrounding mountainous countryside and canyons.
Yuscaran had a couple of nice places to stay and both were side by side on the central plaza. The nicest of the two was Posada Casa Calibri. This charming colonial house offered spacious, well appointed en suite rooms - with high ceilings, a nice common area, kitchen and veranda. Their current rates were 375 - $20, 450 - $24, 525 - $28 and 600 Limperas - $32 for 1,2,3 or 4 persons. The staff here spoke excellent English and are a good source for information on treks in to the surrounding mountains. Its a lovely place but is overpriced in my opinion.
The cheaper of the two was Hotel Colonial, Tel. 33485385, which cost 200 and 300 Limperas per night for 1 or 2 persons and is fine if your on a lower budget.
At the entrance to Yuscaran was the much cheaper Hotel Carol, who's owners were the most welcoming of the bunch, but the en suite rooms were nothing special.
If you are travelling in either direction through Central America then try and make it to Yuscaran as you won't be disappointed. It makes an idyllic stop over between the capital, Tegucigalpa (68 km) and the border crossing at Las Manos with Nicaragua. The junction for Yuscaran is at the midway point between Tegucigalpa and Danli - 2 kilometers west of Ojo da Agua, on highway CA6. If you ask any bus driver they will drop you at this junction from where it is just as easy to hitch a ride the rest of the way.