The largest, most modern Honduran port city on the Caribbean, Puerto Cortes handles more than half of the country's export shipping trade. (Most of the country's bananas and other crops are shipped from this port.) For some cruise ships, the port is the jumping-off point for shore excursions to the Copan ruins, which are about 110 mi/175 km inland.
Located about 15 mi/24 km to the southwest, Omoa is a somnolent Caribbean village and home to Fuerte San Fernando de Omoa, an imposing 18th-century... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.