Gringos Guide To Driving Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
  • San Pedro Sula - Tegucigalpa - Choluteca

    San Pedro Sula – Tegucigalpa – Choluteca

    Driving Time: 6.18 hoursKILOMETERS: 399MILES: 248HWY: CA 5 The splendid drive between San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa takes about 4 hours. You will pass through miles of pineapple fields as you ascend into the mountains surrounding this beautiful area. At Tegus, head through town and follow the signs for Choluteca, CA 1. This is a 2-hour drive descending from the mountains. As you drive this route, there are a lot of things to see which may pique your interest—small shops along the road offer fruits, candy, and pottery particular to each distinctive region. The fruits are particularly delicious and shamefully inexpensive. Pick some up for lunch. Hotel & Eats  If…

  • Esquipulas - San Pedro Sula

    Esquipulas – San Pedro Sula

    DRIVING TIME: 5.29 hoursKILOMETERS: 276MILES: 171HWY: CA 4 From Esquipulas, head for Santa Rosa de Copán. At Santa Rosa de Copán, you can go on to San Pedro Sula via La Entrada. The first few hours will take you through breathtaking mountains; after passing Santa Rosa de Copán, follow the signs for La Entrada. An alternate route is to drive toward La Esperanza and then on to Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Hotel & Eats Craving for a short adventure of some sort? Head onto Angeli Gardens, nearby 25 Calle, just after the fork at 33 Calle. This restaurant has excellent views, which you can enjoy after a short hike.…

  • Copan - San Pedro Sula

    Copan – San Pedro Sula

    DRIVING TIME: 3.46 hoursKILOMETERS: 179MILES: 111HWY: CA 5 From Copán, head towards La Entrada, which is about a one-hour drive. At La Entrada, you can travel to San Pedro Sula or turn right towards Santa Rosa de Copán. Please note that Santa Rosa de Copán is different from Copán and the department (equivalent to a county or province) that you are in, which is called Copán. Therefore, when asking for directions, be specific. Copán to San Pedro Sula will take you approximately 3 hours. There are many places to stay in San Pedro Sula. Make sure you park your car in a Parqueo for safety, as car theft is notorious…