Getting from El Salvador to Tegucigalpa, Honduras was supposed to be a nice mild sort of day. This border crossing is a very busy one for truckers with miles of trucks waiting to be processed. Getting out of El Salvador was quite easy, but again I had a mass of helpers trying to tell me it is a lot more difficult. The border crossing occurred in November 2016 on a KTM 1290 Super Adventure Motorbike. I headed for the El Amatillo, El Salvador border crossing at first light. On arrival, I was greeted by about 10 “helpers” who were pushing and shoving to get my attention.
The Honduras side is little harder, as it only took me about 30 minutes to exit El Salvador, but 2 hours in the heat on the Honduras side, it seemed like it was going to take me forever to get to Tegucigalpa. I was trying to keep my head in the right place as I had a few quick border crossings over the next few days on my quest to get to the Stahlratte and Panama City by the 21st of November for my 23rd of November trip.
Onto Tegucigalpa Honduras
It was now just past midday and I had two and a half hours to get to my hotel the Hyatt Place Tegucigalpa, which was a new hotel. I was only staying one night. It is a nice hotel, a little sterile, but has a bar, and mini restaurant. Not the most ideal motorcycle hotel, had to park bike downstairs and unload gear and found I had to take two different lifts. It does have secure parking.
Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras. Set in a central valley surrounded by mountains, it’s known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture. Central Morazán Plaza is dominated by the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel with its baroque interior. The Museum of National Identity traces the country’s history. It includes a virtual tour of the Copán Mayan ruins of western Honduras.