Lake Yojoa in Honduras is a place to visit
Lake Yojoa is a must see place to visit if you ever come to Honduras. It is the largest lake in Honduras, it is located about 50 miles south of San Pedro Sula, or if you are traveling from Tegucigalpa it is like 100 miles north of Tegucigalpa. The main highway road in Honduras which connects Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula passes right by the side of Lake Yojoa, you don´t have to take any deviation or any other road in order to get there.
Lake Yojoa is not very big compared to other lakes in Central America, it´s rather a small lake we could say. It is about 10 miles long by 5 miles wide in average. It is located between two national parks: Santa Barbara National Park at the West, and Cerro Azul Meambar National Park at the East, so you can easily guess that all this area is very rich in bio-divesity. In the region of Lake Yojoa there are more than 400 species of birds, and more than 800 species of plants.
Many people that travel between these two cities (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula) make a stop in Lake Yojoa to take a rest and have some food. Fresh fish is available in several tents and restaurants that are located at the shore of Lake Yojoa, you just have to pull over your car and park right at the very side of the road and walk into any of those tents. Some of the bigger restaurants in the area have their own parking lots. Anyway, as for the fish, chances are you will be able to choose your own fish to be cooked when it's still alive, so you bet it is fresh fish alright.
Lake Yojoa is located between 3 departments of Honduras: Comayagua, Cortes and Santa Barbara. On the road coming from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula you pass from Comayagua to Cortés right at some point of Lake Yojoa, you can see a sign on the road with a Welcome message to the Department of Cortes, or vice versa if you are going from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa the welcome message is to the Department of Comayagua. The Department of Santa Barbara is on the other end of Lake Yojoa where you can see the mountains in the background looking at them from the road. If you want to go to that other shore of Lake Yojoa you have to take a road that goes into the Department of Santa Barbara and travel a few miles.
Even if you are in a hurry in your trip between Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula and you don´t have plans to make a stop at Lake Yojoa, you can still enjoy the beautiful view and landscape at Lake Yojoa. You can´t help to notice that the Lake right at the side of the road is a very beautiful lake.
Have you ever seen those pictures of beautiful lakes in Switzerland and other countries in the world? Pictures that you can admire in some calendars?. Well, let me tell you that Lake Yojoa has nothing to envy to other lakes in the world, it is really a very beautiful natural landscape, the view is great. The blue color of the water and the mountains all around make a great combination, trust me. When you admire such a natural beauty like this, you can´t help to say to yourself that we have great places to see in Honduras, and Lake Yojoa is definitely one of them.