For some reason, the Honduran capital city of Tegucigalpa doesn’t rank highly with travelers. Most of whom, pass through its elevated streets faster than Ben Johnson on speed. I saw past all Tegucigalpa’s lack of tourism and found a great base for the night deciding to explore the charm of yet another striking yet untouristy capital. And you’ve guessed it, I liked Tegucigalpa!
Hotel Linda Vista has great views of the city and a charming breakfast room for your morning coffee time.
Dining room in Hotel Linda Vista, Tegucigalpa.
If you know Spanish you’ll be aware that Linda Vista means cracker view/ wonderful view/ beautiful view. The view from the back garden here at Hotel Linda Vista is truly outstanding and Tegucigalpa is a topsy turvy city built into hills so it’s worth seeing.
A proud history of silver mining here is the main reason for the city’s existence and mountainous sprawl. At hotel Linda Vista grab an afternoon beer or an evening coffee and sit in the garden admiring the views. You can see the barrios on the mountains, the Jesus Christ statue, the peak of the main Cathedral and a general mirador of this scattered city.
View from the back garden over Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Jesus Statue, Tegucigalpa (above)
Another concern I had was of course over Wifi and internet use. However Tegus is the capital for a reason and Hotel Linda Vista offers fast free wifi in your room and a lovely little desk for getting your work done.
Loved the decor in Hotel Linda Vista
They’re also very hospitable and gracious. Not only did I feel at home and welcomed by Maria the owner, but she set up a safe taxi and finalized transportation times, ensuring an easy and swift passage into Nicaragua.
I succumbed to an early night here in Hotel Linda Vista in Tegucigalpa. I’ll admit I was feeling a bit of travel burnout when I arrived in Tegucigalpa and the bed here allowed me a comfortable, long and decent sleep. Hotel Linda Vista is in a quiet neighbourhood so at night you couldn’t even hear beeping horns or traffic.
Hotel Linda Vista is yet another place that serves up a decent breakfast included — grapefruit juice and coffee with a generous bowl of fresh fruit followed by eggs, beans and tortillas.
Breakfast time in Tegucigalpa.
The location of Hotel Linda Vista is great — a 20 minute enjoyable walk past a load of the main sights in Tegucigalpa and across the river to the Cathedral and main square. What’s more is that there is a street of safe and swanky bars/ restaurants just a 5minute walk from the hotel and it’s only 10minutes from the long restaurant littered Boulevard. Plus as I mentioned it’s in a safe neighbourhood. You can basically walk to all the places you need from here. I didn’t need to use buses or taxis at all to see the city.
Hotel Linda Vista, Calle Las Acacias No. 1438, Colonia Palmira, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel. +1.504 22380188
Tel. +1.504 22382099