General

Jeannette Kawas National Park (also known as Punta Sal) accessible only by water is a great opportunity to enjoy an unspoiled beach, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife and a delicious local style lunch.

Offering you the very best of both coastal marine and tropical forest ecosystems, Punta Sal is an excursion of diversity. Launching off across the Bay of Tela by ferry, dolphin are often seen en route to one of the most protected parts of Jeanette Kawas National Park.

Traversing the peninsula on foot – through mangrove and tropical forest, you will have the opportunity to see white-faced and howler monkeys. Following a time of snorkeling in the turquoise waters of a coral reef, you will kick back and relax in true Caribbean-style on the beach of Cocalito, enjoying a typical Garifuna lunch.

This is a day to relax. However, we walk through a transition of mangrove swamp and tropical forest where we will do a gradual and easy climb over the peninsula. The snorkeling is up to you – either swimming or floating along!

Dolphin, white-faced and howler monkeys, agouti, squirrel, blue morph butterfly, fiddler crabs, golden silk spider, hummingbirds, oropendula Montezuma (related to toucan), toucan (in Cocalito) Brown pelicans, leaf-cutter ants, many types of coral, angelfish, parrot-fish and much more.

  • Camera and/or disposable underwater camera, ie. Kodak Max OTU
  • Sunscreen and hat/cap, swimwear
  • Bug spray is necessary
  • Walking shoes or light sandals
  • Binoculars (if you have)
  • We have snorkeling equipment available at no extra cost – you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

There will be drinks and food available at Cocalito for a good price.

Meeting point 7:45 at Garifuna Tours.

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Tour review scores and score breakdown

3 / 10

Based on 4 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their tour of Punta Sal [Full Day].

Overall
10   
Accommodation
10   
Transport
10   
Meals
10   
Guide
10   
Value for money
10   
Program accuracy
10   

Guest reviews

  • Jill Sabryna Ajin
    2015-08-07

    EVERYTHING !!!! The beautiful views we had of the Bay was astonishing, the tour Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Punta Sal and it's meaning. ALSO about myself !

    The mosquitoes , but that's nature for you. And that we had to returned so quickly.

  • Jill Sabryna Ajin
    2015-08-07

    EVERYTHING !!!! The beautiful views we had of the Bay was astonishing, the tour Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Punta Sal and it's meaning. ALSO about myself !

    The mosquitoes , but that's nature for you. And that we had to returned so quickly.

  • Trine Hansen
    2015-06-23

    When I went to Punta Sal, I had so much fun. I didn´t know first-hand that it was so nice. Honduras is a very nice country. I can´t wait to come back!

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  • Kristina Lund
    2015-06-23

    Best fried fish lunch in a spectacular setting! For this, you must grab a boat in Tela bound for Punta Sal National Park. After an hour ride skirting the coast of Tela Bay (if you're lucky, you may even see dolphins alongside your boat like I did this summer!) you´ll arrive at the coastal National Park in Honduras. Lots of cool stuff to do, monkey watching, hiking, snorkeling and beach combing. Lunch is partaken at the beach side champa, which is thatched-roof shack where the women of the house (and it´s the only house for miles around) cook up a yummy feast of fried whole catch of the day, fried green bananas, and rice and beans. Wash it all down with a cold refreshing beer or a cold Coca Cola and you'll get the reason why I call this "the best beach lunch of the bunch." After lunch, what better than a dip in the Caribbean before heading back to that funky “bananera” port town of Tela.

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