The city centers around a small central park with a church, which is surrounded by a handful of small restaurants, and numerous roads that radiate out and are nearly all filled with shops. Most visitors are content to while away the days strolling through shops, staring at the inspiring mountain vistas, and dining in small country eateries.

The Casa de la Cultura on the park, beside JalapeƱos restaurant, has contemporary art and craft exhibitions from local artists, though it won't take you more than a couple of minutes to walk through.

If you are looking to get some of that fresh mountain air in your lungs, the most popular hike from town is to the Las Golondrinas Waterfall. The trip begins about 1km (1/2 mile) outside of town, on the road to San Juancito, and runs through the pine forests and vegetation reminiscent of Parque Nacional La Tigra nearby. Ask anyone for directions to La Cascada or ask a taxi to drop you there. The trail is well marked, though not simple. The steep hike up will take roughly 2 hours.

Though there aren't any organized tours or good trails, La Florida restaurant outside of town on the road to Tegucigalpa offers horseback riding on short excursions (the rides are more popular with children than adults).


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