Colosuca is a region rich in culture and adventure. To really enjoy it we will give you a small tip guide. Enjoy!
Colosuca’s weather is warm, with a soft breeze, especially from January through April. However, some places like Celaque, El Alta, Camapara, and Opalaca are rather cold, which is why we suggest you take warm clothing.
May gives way to spring time and with it come beautiful flowers and delicious fruits from trees in this area.
From June through December, the weather changes and varies a Little. Autumn and Winter’s cold weather are very distinctive in the mornings, but as the day goes by, it gets warmer.
Rules and Regulations in the Highway
Please take a moment to review Honduras’ Laws for driving.
- Do not speak on your cell phone while driving and always use your seatbelt.
- Never leave your gear unattended, nor give it to strangers to take care of it.
- Always have a copy of your Passport with your picture and date of entrance to the country, keep the original one in a safe place.
- If you rent a car, it is very important that you get familiar with the rules and regulations of this country.
- Always have your driver’s license in hand, a copy of your passport and rental contract.
- It is not allowed to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If a police officer pulls you over and wants to test you, you must accept.
- Personal documents and the cars papers are a private property, which means that the officer may not keep them under any circumstances.
- It is better that you do not stop if a stranger makes a signal to you on the road. When there is a police search, there will always be four well identified and uniformed officers.
- If your physical security is in jeopardy, do not struggle, maintain calm and obey demands. Seek assistance in the nearest police station and try to get in touch with the Tourism Police.
If you wish to see the services offered in this area, please go to the Interactive Map» or our Tourist Directory»
The city has pharmacies, a hospital, health center, and transportation services inside the city (moto-taxis).
Facts about the language
- Words like “Trompezón”, “Chapiar” y “haiga”, are very common in the area. However the correct words, according to the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language are: “Tropezón”, “Podar”, “haya”. Far from the people not being civilized, these words are part of our country’s culture. “Trompezón” is a typical dance that represented the way men courted their loved ones. Some people have not had the chance to study, so they say words as they hear them.
- For Cubans, saying things like “pendejo” or “cabron” is very common, but in Colosuca these are offensive words.
- We may use the Word “uste” to refer to people, this is a way of treating our visitors with respect, even more when they are from different countries.
- Sandals are called “caites”, pigs are called “cuche”, dogs “chucho” or “podenco”, and the “cusuco” is the armadillo.
- In some west side towns, if people ask you for your “gracia” (grace), is because they want to know your name.
- Mothers usually refer to their children as: “cipotes”, “micos”, “chinos”, “güirros”, and “chigüines”.
- The Word “Ermita” (hermitage), taking it from a religious context, is a small building made in honor of the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary, often built on the edges of the town. In Colosuca we have, Belen’s Hermitage in Lempira, which is actually a very small chapel, hence the name Hermitage.
- We can still name many words from our beautiful lenca culture. Beautiful and smiley women with colorful dresses always stand out. Especially on Thursdays and Sundays, the Central Plazas turn into some kind of small fairs, because of the mayor commercial and religious activities.