I go to bed at night to the sounds of birds and, usually, the sound of rain.
Here on Lago Yojoa, it is a bird lovers paradise. Hummingbirds are all over the place, as are kites and hawks. Ibis’s and other waterfowl are in abundant supply. The birds are singing all day long – and all sing a different tune. It is a beautiful thing.
The weather is usually sunny during the day, with showers rolling in after sunset.
The awnings are lacking on the side of my cabin, so this creates a problem! The rain comes in if there is any sort of breeze. It is really a minor thing and only a real hassle if it is raining hard. The solution is to move the bed away from the side of the cabin.
My plan was to go to the Pacific Ocean, but I met a fellow who operates a factory east of Tegucigalpa, and he told me that the ocean area is not touristy at all. A funky town along the coast, but that is about it – no beaches to speak of, no real sites to see. He stated it was hot, as the land drops from the mountain region to sea level about an hour south of Tegucigalpa. After that happens, it is farm land and small villages.
I was also told this is where most of the gold mining occurs in the country. There is enough gold to keep small time operators busy, but not enough to bring in large gold mining operations. Maybe they have just not found the right areas to drill.
A relaxing time here at El Cortijio Del Lago. I can understand why the owner of the hotel came here to retire. Quiet, seems to have a good draw for tourists, and the weather is acceptable. If one does not like rain, this would NOT be the place to come.
Lago Yojoa offers beautiful scenery. John and Martha Chater, the owners of El Cortijo Del Lago, are great hosts. The area offers great bird watching with plenty of attractions close by. What is there not to like?
Cheers for now!