InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula
The adventurous among you should wake up early and head out before breakfast for a hike through the Merendon hills, only a 15-minute drive away from the Hotel. These verdant slopes offer a quick immersion into the region's rich ecosystem and an impressive viem back into the city, especially when the first fingers of dawn begin to spread. After such a hike, a good, healthy breakfast is in order, you can try out our famous baleadas at Baleadas Express on Avenida Circunvalacion. Later you can go to Zizima Water Park and refresh yourself. Enjoy the different attractions this park has to offer. Come and have lunch at Bambu Restaurant, in the Hotel, our delicious dishes will delight you.
Start your afternoon with an insight into our rich history by visiting the Museum of Anthropology and History. A few streets away to the south is the city's Central Park. Here you'll see locals selling an array of merchandise or putting on improvised performances for a small donation. Nearby is the Municipal Palace and the city's most distinctive landmark, our unmistakable cathedral of St. Peter Apostle. You're now in the oldest part of the city, founded in 1536 by Pedro de Alvarado. You'll soon notice its distinctive Spanish roots. Later, a visit to the Guamilito Market is a must-see, here you can find a wide variety of local arts and crafts, featuring the famous lenca pottery.
After such a busy day you deserve a real treat. So round it off in style by choosing from the diverse array of international cuisine the city has to offer. You may choose from the recommended places in the section "Where to Dine" in this page. We invite you to our Factory Steak and Lobster Restaurant for a grilled style taste in haute cuisine. Later on, hang out and relax in our Nau Lounge where you can enjoy the best Sushi and Cocktails in the City. We recommend you our pool terrace where you will enjoy a great evening with friends. An excellent option, if you`re lucky, are the plays in the José Francisco Saybe Theater. Consult with the concierge team for available functions.
Honduras means "deep water" or "great depth". It is the first name associated with the territory, given by the famous explorer Cristobal Columbus. The story says that when he finally got his ship out of the waters of Honduran territory after a storm that lasted 28 days, he exclaimed "Thank God that we have come out of these Honduras!".
First Street and Third Avenue
The oldest streets in San Pedro Sula are First Street (Primera Calle) and Third Avenue (Tercera Avenida). They divide the city between north and south. Avenida Circunvalacion is considered the city's centre.
Hondurans are called "Catrachos", this word comes from the 19th century. In that time, the Honduran General Florencio Xatruch commanded an allied force of Central American countries willing to liberate Nicaragua from American freebooters leaded by the infamous William Walker. After the bloody battles and returning victorious, General Xatruch`s soldiers were called “xatruches”. The word changed during the following years, until it became “Catracho”.
We, the Concierge team at Real InterContinental San Pedro Sula, can more than gladly assist you in any manner required. Please feel free to contact us prior, during and after your stay and help you make any desired arrangements. We offer help to arrange airport transport services, assessment on the best tour destinations in the country, car rentals, hotel reservations on other cities, plan a romantic evening, restaurant reservations and gastronomic recommendations, in essence, help you make the most out of your stay.