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Puerto Lempira Destination Guide

Explore Puerto Lempira in Honduras.

Puerto Lempira in the region of Gracias a Dios with it's 4,856 inhabitants is a place in Honduras - some 244 mi (or 393 km) East of Tegucigalpa, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Puerto Lempira is now 05:42 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "America / Tegucigalpa" with an UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Yahurabila, Walpata, Tegucigalpa, Tauwanta, Tasba Raya or Chinandega. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Uhunaya, Puerto Lempira, Nakunta and Auasta. We saw some video in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Interesting facts about this location

Gracias a Dios Department

Gracias a Dios is one of the 18 departments (departamentos) into which the Central American nation of Honduras is divided. The departmental capital is Puerto Lempira; until 1975 it was Brus Laguna. Once a part of the Mosquito Coast, it was formed in 1957 from all of Mosquitia territory and parts of Colón and Olancho departments, with the boundary running along 85° W from Cape Camarón south. The department is rather remote and inaccessible by land, though local airlines fly to the main cities.

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Located at 15.27, -83.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Departments of Honduras, Gracias a Dios Department

Puerto Lempira

Puerto Lempira is the capital of the Gracias a Dios department in northeastern Honduras, located on the shores of the Caratasca Lagoon. Though it does not have paved roads, it is the largest town in the La Mosquitia region. The town is named for the 16th century leader of the indigenous Lenca peoples, Lempira, who directed an ultimately unsuccessful resistance against the Spanish conquistador forces in the 1530s.

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Located at 15.27, -83.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of the Gracias a Dios Department, Populated places in Honduras

Caratasca Lagoon

The Caratasca Lagoon (Spanish: Laguna de Caratasca) is a large lagoon in the department of Gracias a Dios in northeastern Honduras. Puerto Lempira, the capital of the department, lies on its shores. The lagoon extends approximately 25 miles inland from the Caribbean Sea, and is fed by rivers including the Mocorón, Warunta, and Nakunta. The largest island in the lagoon is Tansin. The region has been proclaimed a wildlife sanctuary.

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Located at 15.27, -83.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Bodies of water of Honduras, Lagoons