Getting There & Getting Around
You'll need to have your own car to explore the more remote corners of the lake, as there aren't taxis in town. The country's major highway, CA 5, which runs between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, passes right beside the eastern edge of the lake and the town of La Guama, from where you can easily take Hwy. 54 to the north and Peña Blanca. You can also get to/from San Pedro via Hwy. 54 (1 1/2-2 hr.).
Any Tegucigalpa-bound bus that's coming from San Pedro will let you off at La Guama and vice versa; the ride from San Pedro Sula takes 3 hours (L150-L250). Mini-buses (L10) regularly ply the route between here and La Guama and Peña Blanca, as do taxis (L20).
CA 5 parallels the eastern edge of the lake, where most restaurants and hotels can be found, as well as the small town of La Guama and access points into Parque Nacional Cerro Azul Meámbar. On the north side of the lake, you will find the town of Peña Blanca, which is the largest town surrounding the lake and where small markets, a few banks, and cybercafes can be found. It is still a rather secluded place to base yourself, but the Parque Eco-Archeological de Los Naranjos is here, as well. On the western side of the lake, the roads are impassable except for four-wheel drive vehicles. This is also where you will find Parque Nacional Montaña de Santa Bárbara.
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