Looking to explore Tegucigalpa? Hotel Portal del Angel lies in the heart of the city center, offering wonderful opportunities to experience and discover the capital city of Honduras.
Many of the most popular Tegucigalpa attractions and things to do, including the city’s historic district, are within walking distance of the hotel. If you’re willing to venture a little further, the rainforests and hiking trails of La Tigra National Park are within a short drive, as are many charming colonial towns.
Hondurans are welcoming, warm and pleasant people; it's in our nature to be very proud of our history and we truly enjoy sharing our culture with all visitors. Should you wish to see or experience anything during your stay in Tegucigalpa, the Hotel Portal del Angel staff is available to make recommendations and assist with reservations, tickets, directions and details. We will make sure that you leave with wonderful memories of your visit with us.
Nearby tourist sites, attractions and adventures include:
Parque Nacional La Tigra
Located 20 km north of Tegucigalpa, the resplendent cloud forest of Parque Nacional La Tigra is one of the easiest-to-reach national parks in Honduras. It is also one of the top birdwatching destinations in the country, boasting over 350 species of birds, including the brilliant but reclusive quetzal. As you wander among the towering orchids, bromeliads and ferns, keep watch for native ocelots, peccaries, armadillos and white-faced monkeys.
Valle de Angeles
Eight kilometers from Santa Lucía lies the sleepy town of Valle de Ángeles. Once a Spanish mining town, it’s been restored to its original 16th century charm. The town’s old church features a shady plaza with a fountain that is beautifully lit in the evenings. Many of the central avenues have been closed to auto traffic and are lined with artisan shops selling authentic Honduran woodcarvings, baskets, ceramics, leatherwork, paintings, toys and wicker and wood furnishings.
Another enchanting old Spanish mining town, the hillside town of Santa Lucia features winding cobblestone lanes and walkways teeming with historic colonial homes and businesses. During the weekends, Santa Lucia’s quaint restaurants, artisan shops and nurseries are filled with tourists. Visit during the week, and you’ll have the town practically to yourself.
Casco Historico de la Ciudad
Tegucigalpa blends historic colonial heritage with the modernism of a contemporary metropolitan city. While the city’s historic district doesn’t have a typical Spanish-style layout of streets surrounding a central plaza, there are plenty of historic buildings, churches, parks, museums and a cathedral to visit.
Basilica de Suyapa
Museo de la Identidad Nacional
The capital city’s premier museum is located in a beautifully restored 19th-century building that once served as the Palace of Ministries. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of Honduras through a series of innovative exhibits. Be sure not to miss the three-dimensional film tour of the Copán Ruins.
This surreal children’s museum is a treat for kids of all ages, from the infant nursing area to interactive exhibits like a grocery store and construction site. The biggest draw is the “Human Body Room,” with a massive Operation game and a crawl through a human intestinal tract. Kids will also love the giant erupting volcano that produces “real lava,” a bubble room and a room tilted at a 22-degree angle. All of it designed to make learning fun.
Centro Comercial Los Proceres
This shopping center located near Boulevard Morazán is about more than just shopping. Los Próceres is one of Tegucigalpa’s best party spots with five bars serving up your favorite cocktails and shots. Most visitors like to visit all five in one night, having a drink at each. Head to the third floor of Novacentro and you’ll find Baretto, a lounge strictly for the over-25 crowd.