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Orientation & Getting Around

Gracias comprises a small grid of streets that sits on a dash of flat land in the most mountainous part of Honduras, at the foot of the pine-covered Montaña de Celaque. Roads leading to the city are only partially paved, which is why getting there often requires going through San Pedro Sula, even if you're coming from Tegucigalpa.

Apart from its surrounding sites, most of the attractions in Gracias can be seen on foot. The colonial core of the city is concentrated around a small grid of streets less than 10 blocks long.

To get to Celaque or to the hot springs, you will need to take a taxi, which can be found near the market or the park. Alternatively, you can visit on a guided tour.

Visitor Information

Gracias itself lacks an ATM, but Banco de Occidente at the Parque Central will exchange currency and traveler's checks. There are a few small cybercafes around the park, but most are quite slow. For international phone calls, head to Hondutel (daily 7am-9pm), 1 block from the park, beside the post office. The tourist office is in a small kiosk in the middle of the park (Mon-Fri 8am-noon and 2-5pm, Sat 8-11:30am).

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