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Soccer is undoubtedly the most popular pastime in Honduras, and San Pedro's Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano (5km/3 miles southeast of the center) is one of the top venues in the country for a match. Occasionally, national team games are held at the stadium, but you will most likely have to settle for one of the league games featuring either of the local teams: Motagua and Real España. You can buy tickets right at the doors, and games rarely sell out; tickets range from L100 to L500.

San Pedro Sula has two waterparks, Zizima and Wonderland, which provide welcome reprieve from the sweltering heat. Zizima Eco Water Park [kids] (Km 3 on the road to the airport; tel. 504/2559-8600; www.zizimawaterpark.com; L150 adults, L75 children under 12; Fri-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm) opened in 2007 to much applause. It is a huge, modern aquatic complex with a wave pool; dozens of slides, ranging from mildly intense to juvenile; pools and slides for inner tubes; Garífuna dance performances; and seven restaurants that are open every day of the week, even when the park is closed. The aim here is definitely at kids and families, and they flood the place, especially when school is out for the summer. Wonderland (in front of the Estadio Olímpico; tel. 504/2559-9700; L75 adults, L150 children under 12; Fri-Sun 10am-5:30pm) is the older and smaller of the two and has a lazy river, a wave pool, and a few slides. Unless there is some specific reason to come here, I would stick to Zizima.

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