I am going to Central America in June. I was wondering if anyone has travelled with or knew of any good and cheap airlines that fly from Granada or Managua (Nic) to La Ceiba or Roatan (Hon). I have only been able to find Taca airlines (which seem very expensive), all the other national airlines only seem to fly within their own country.
I would be grateful of any info/suggestions!
Flying from Granada/Managua to Roatan/Honduras you are stuck with Taca www.taca.com/ In the region only Nature Air has flights to and from Granada (small planes) and that is only from and to Costa Rican points. http://www.natureair.com/destinations/granada_costa_rican_nicaragua.html
For more information on flying TACA within Central America read the bloq "6 Months in Central America" http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/jenbenz/central-america/1119905880/tpod.html
TACA is now the "national airline" for all C.A. except Panama, which has COPA
I would contact an experienced Latin Travel expert such as Exito Travel www.exitotravel.com/ based in CO, USA and see if they can help you obtain a coupon flight ticket, tickets are usually more expensive if purchased in Central America.
Otherwise you'll have to take the Tica Bus www.ticabus.com/ from Managua to Tegucigalpa and from Teguc a 7 hour bus ride to La Cieba, where you pick up the ferry to the Bay Islands view: http://www.hondurastips.honduras.com/
Always welcome to visit our project in Masaya Nicaragua (13 km. or 8 miles from Granada) www.cindurma.org/
Thanks for the info - i guess we'll be getting the bus then rather than spending $300 on a flight!
Give yourself a few extra days, the buses do not run overnight, so plan on spending 1 night in Tegucigalpa and 1 night in La Cieba before arriving on the Bay Islands. There are fairly inexpensive internal flights from Tegucigalpa via SPS and La Cieba..Islena Airlines and others, check "Honduras Tips" that will save you a lot of time on buses and ferries.