La Ceiba, Honduras

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in La Ceiba, Honduras: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

What are the pros and cons of living in La Ceiba?

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Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in La Ceiba responded:

"We live in an area close to a National Park within 10 minutes walking distance , a small town near by with most everything one would need in shopping and close to a fairly large city, with an international airport.. Groceries are inexpensive , buses and taxis are good value, buses run frequently, taxis are everywhere, just get a price before getting in. Our water is potable, we drink from the tap, Rivers are crystal clear with most of the water coming down from the mountain Pico Bonito 8200 ft elevation. people are very friendly and willing to help with just about anything. Huge Pineapple fields are close by and local markets are easy to get to. Fresh produce is easily obtained. Dislikes, There is lots of garbage along the roadways," explained one expat in La Ceiba.

What do I need to know about living in La Ceiba?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to La Ceiba, they said:

"This is a city in a third world country, don't consider moving here until you can accept the many differences in lifestyle from a developed country like the US. Many of the everyday services that you have don't exist here. The pace is much slower, service in many businesses is poor or non-existent and you will only increase your own blood pressure trying to demand better service. Utilities that you expect to receive are sometimes non-existent or of poor quality, so make sure if you rent or buy that these are already in place, promises to install them in most cases will only lead to your frustration. You can live very well here on much less than you can imagine, and this is an ideal location for retirees on limited budgets and its relatively easy to obtain a resident Visa. Explore the area and have or learn basic conversational Spanish before making a final decision to live here," said another expat in La Ceiba.

What do I need to know before moving to La Ceiba?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to La Ceiba, they said:

"Search the internet first. Then review all possible leads then speak with expats that live here. You can contact me. Chris Barrett ," remarked another expat in La Ceiba.

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How do I find a place to live in La Ceiba?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Searched for a great value in a direct beachfront home. Found "La Ceiba Beach Club" to have the best values anywhere in Central America and The Caribbean," added another person living in La Ceiba.

How do I meet people in La Ceiba?

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When we asked people living in La Ceiba about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Expats bar and reataurant, downtown La Ceiba, or, Caribbean Land Realty talk to Carlos Munoz, ,or Fanny Garcia, ., or in the US Dan Christensen @ 801-599-4322, or Wayne Whetman @ 801-580-1155," remarked another expat in La Ceiba.

Will I be able to find a job in La Ceiba?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in La Ceiba, they reponded:

"Jobs are available in the entertainment sector and for any type of skilled labor, especially in the housing industry, like, plumbers, electricians, drywallers, carpenters, etc. Labor is the cheapest commodity in Honduras but sufficiently lacks in Quality. Clothes manufacturing and other similar industries exist here for many of the same reasons that they exist in China with abundant natural resources and a inexpensive labor force," explained one expat.

What is life like in La Ceiba?

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When we asked people living in La Ceiba what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"La Ceiba is probably best known as the party and vacation town for mainland Honduras and also has many festivals and events that attract party goers from all over the Caribbean. Additionally it is the largest city on the mainland coast and is the gateway to many of the attractions that Honduras has to offer for both tourists and new residents alike, and is the only mainland city with daily ferry service to the Bay Islands and regional shopping for this region of the country," explained one expat living in La Ceiba.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in La Ceiba accepting of differences?

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"Culturally diversified and the general attitude is "live and let live" Mixed races co-exist here with very little racial tension," said another expat in La Ceiba.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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