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Starting as hut under a Ceiba tree along the coast with a small dock in 1872, La Ceiba quickly grew into a major port. The city grew because of the fruit trade and commerce into a large economic center for the country. The early growth of La Ceiba was because of the Standard Fruit Company, which was part Dole Fruit. This is mainly because of the pineapple and banana trade.
The city has now grown to about 170,000 people divided into 170 barrios. One of the main parts of the economy now is tourism and is considered the capital of Honduras's emerging eco-tourism industry. The coastline is home to amazing beaches that are great for relaxing while enjoying some delicious fruit.
There are 170 Barrios in the city.
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La Ceiba has hot and humid weather yearround with temperatures around 30 °C during most days, dropping to a balmy 20 °C at night. Unlike many other areas in Honduras, or in fact Central America, La Ceiba receives more rain from October to February, instead of May to November which applies for many other places.
Golosón International Airport (IATA: LCE, ICAO: MHLC) is also known as La Ceiba Airport and is located on the western side of the city. The airport has domestic flights to most major cities in Honduras and has international flights to Montreal and George Town (Cayman Islands).
|Hotel El Estadio||La Ceiba,Barrio La isla Next to the main city's soccer stadium||HOSTEL||71|
|Ladelphina Bed and Breakfast Bar and Grill||Granadita||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Villa du Capitaine||Ocean Calle Granadita 2||HOTEL||-|
|Ensueno's Del Mar Bed and Breakfast||Colonia Dantillo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
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