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La Ceiba, Departamento de Atlantida, Honduras

How much does it cost to travel to La Ceiba?

You should plan to spend around $65 (L1,613) per day on your vacation in La Ceiba. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (L449) on meals
  • $32 (L792) on local transportation
  • $47 (L1,164) on hotels

A one week trip to La Ceiba for two people costs, on average, $916 (L22,581). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to La Ceiba cost?

A one week trip to La Ceiba usually costs around $458 (L11,291) for one person and $916 (L22,581) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to La Ceiba on average costs around $916 (L22,581) for one person and $1,832 (L45,163) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in La Ceiba will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to La Ceiba on average costs around $1,963 (L48,389) for one person and $3,926 (L96,777) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to La Ceiba has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is La Ceiba expensive to visit?

La Ceiba is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Honduras, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Central America, La Ceiba is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Antigua Guatemala or San Ignacio.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is La Ceiba Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to La Ceiba?

The average La Ceiba trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these La Ceiba travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) L1,164 ($47)
Local Transportation 1 L792 ($32)
Food 2 L449 ($18)
Entertainment 1 L540 ($22)
Tips and Handouts 1 L3 - 8 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 L64 - 191 ($3 - 8)
Accommodation Budget in La Ceiba
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in La Ceiba is $24 (L582). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in La Ceiba is $47 (L1,164). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in La Ceiba

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in La Ceiba based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $102. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in La Ceiba
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in La Ceiba is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $32 (L792) per person, per day, on local transportation in La Ceiba.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in La Ceiba
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Food Budget in La Ceiba
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  • While meal prices in La Ceiba can vary, the average cost of food in La Ceiba is $18 (L449) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in La Ceiba should cost around $7.29 (L180) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in La Ceiba is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in La Ceiba
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  • Entertainment and activities in La Ceiba typically cost an average of $22 (L540) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in La Ceiba
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in La Ceiba is $0.23 (L5.63) per day. The usual amount for a tip in La Ceiba is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in La Ceiba
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  • The average person spends about $5.16 (L127) on alcoholic beverages in La Ceiba per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in La Ceiba
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  • On average, people spend $1.27 (L31) on bottled water in La Ceiba per day. The public water in La Ceiba is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

La Ceiba On a Budget
La Ceiba is the third largest city in Honduras, situated on the north Caribbean coast. The city has a population of about a quarter million people. Many people who visit this city do so before heading into Pico Bonito National Park. It hasn't had the best infrastructure for tourists in the past but is developing fast. It is about 200 kilometers from San Pedro Sula, another large city in Honduras.
The Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to see. You begin by taking a scenic train ride through pineapple fields all the way to a lagoon where you get off the train and onto a boat. The boat tour takes you around the lagoon, where you are sure to see different types of wildlife. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen, as it gets pretty hot on the boat ride.

Check out The Lodge at Pico Bonito, where you can swim, hike, and explore the beautiful surrounding nature. El Porvenir is a beautiful beach to see while in La Ceiba. A river flows into the sea and you can rent tubes to ride down the river into the sea. There is a restaurant at the beach as well for a light snack and refreshing drink.
La Ceiba is usually a "base" for travelers heading into Pico Bonito National Park. In the park, you can do various hikes and outdoor activities. La Ceiba is the third largest city in Honduras. It is two hundred kilometers from the second largest city, San Pedro Sula. This city is one of the most violent and dangerous cities in the world. The largest city (and capital) is Tegucigalpa. It is south of La Ceiba and it is often referred to as "Tegus". This city was hit hard by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and is still under the works of recovering from that. In all of these parts of Honduras, it is very important that you don't walk anywhere after dark. As with many other places around the world, the crime rate is high here. Locals will not intervene if they witness a crime happening in an effort not to get involved. Common sense is key while traveling through these cities.

La Ceiba Carnival is a lively activity that takes place on the third Saturday in May. It is the largest carnival in all of Central America. Leading up to the main carnival, there are many smaller carnivals and street festivals in surrounding neighborhoods. This event has been known to be well-policed and peaceful in the past.

Go watch an authentic Central American football (soccer) match. The Municiple Stadium is very nearby to Parque Central. For a more authentic experience, sit on the east side of the stadium. The west side of the stadium is more of a family friendly area.

Villas Pico Bonito is a resort in the jungle of the national park where you can part take in activities like hiking, mountain biking, and white water rafting. There is a beautiful infinity pool here with clear views of the jungle and waterfalls.

Raft on the Cangrejal River in thrilling class three and four rapids. The Cangrejal Rafting Company has a two and a half hour tour that includes instruction, safety equipment, and a picnic at the end of the tour. This costs about $35 per person. If you would rather do an activity high above ground, Honduras Canopy Tours have a great zip line course with beautiful views. They will pick you up from your hotel and it even includes time to spend in hot springs and mud baths. This tour costs about $45 per person.

If you are flying in from the U.S., it is best to fly into Roatan and catch a ferry to La Ceiba. The ferry only runs twice daily, so be sure to make sure your times align. The ferry is called Galaxy Wave. You can also take a bus to La Ceiba from Guatemala City. You will need to change in San Pedro Sula or Copan. This is an inexpensive option, however, it is a very long journey. There are flights to La Ceiba on Air Viva; however, this is a more expensive option.

Once in the city, you can get around mostly by taxi. This is an inexpensive option to get you around the city and to and from the airport or ferry port. Negotiate a price before getting in a taxi. Drivers charge per person in La Ceiba; it should be around 25 Lempira per person within the city and to the airport. It gets a bit more expensive at night. Traveling to the ferry port is usually around 50 Lempira per person. Sometimes the driver will stop to pick up additional passengers. If you wish to take the bus around the city, it costs 8 Lempira and you just flag one down when you see it. The bus will pick passengers up until it reaches capacity, so if it does not stop you can assume that it is full. As stated above, take caution when walking the city, especially after dark.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.