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La Ceiba, Honduras

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 19, 2023

Summary: People describe La Ceiba, Honduras as a vibrant, tropical city with a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the city's friendly locals, beautiful beaches, and affordable cost of living. The weather in La Ceiba is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month in US dollars. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $400 to $500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $500 to $700 per month. The approximate population of La Ceiba is around 200,000 people.

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

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.

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Why do people move to La Ceiba?

When we asked people why foreigners move to La Ceiba, they responded:

"Foreigners move to La Ceiba for quite a few different reasons. Here are a few: Beaches, Mountains with waterfalls and hot springs, Airport, Ferry to Roatan and Utila, Affordable living, Good hospitals and Friendly people. Did I mention beaches :) ," added another expat in La Ceiba.

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

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.

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

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," said another person in La Ceiba.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in La Ceiba?

"There are affordable homes for rent and for sale in abd around the city of La Ceiba Honduras. Average price for a 3/2 in the city is around $500.00 per month. Beach rentals are usually around $1,100.00 USD per month," said another expat in La Ceiba.

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How do I meet people in La Ceiba?

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.

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What should I bring when moving to La Ceiba?

People living in La Ceiba were asked what three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They wrote:

"If your moving to La Ceiba from outside of Honduras, the less you bring the better. Unless you are attached to your car, furniture etc. You can find everything you will ever need," added another person living in La Ceiba.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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

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," remarked another expat in La Ceiba.

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What is life like in La Ceiba?

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.

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

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

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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