Where exactly is El Porvenir?
El Porvenir is a friendly beach-town, just a few minutes west of the lively city of La Ceiba. The Caribbean sea is to our north, with pineapple fields, jungle, and mountains immediately to the south.
You will enter Honduras via the international airport in San Pedro Sula (SAP) and then will travel by mini-bus or local flight to La Ceiba. Your HCA ‘liaison’ is happy to provide assistance on how to best arrange group transport from San Pedro Sula to El Porvenir.
What are the VISA requirements?
If you are from the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, or Israel, you will receive a 90-day tourist VISA when you enter Honduras. There is no fee for this visa. The main requirement is that there be at least 6 months remaining on your passport and that you can show proof of onward travel.
The Honduras Child Alliance offers several options for workgroup projects, including:
Such as improvements and additions for the HCA classrooms, building trash incinerators to keep children from breathing smoke, updating playground equipment for local schools, building ‘baños’ with families in need, and more.
Such as murals and mosaics with local young people.
What does HCA provide?
Rio Zacate Waterfall
This large and pristine waterfall is about 15 minutes from the volunteer houses. We travel thru the pineapple fields and into the mountains just south of El Porvenir.
Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge
About 15 minutes west of El Porvenir in the neighboring town of La Union, the Cuero and Salado rivers form a lagoon as they meet the sea. Guests first board a small train that rides through the pineapple fields for about 20 minutes. They then arrive at a nature preserve and board small boats with electric motors. The Honduran guides will point out monkeys, parrots, crocodiles, an occasional manatee and much more.
Villas Pico Bonito / Rio Cangrejal
Offers an infinity pool and lunch with beautiful views. This is a great place to relax and have a vacation day!
Make it a day-trip or spend the weekend visiting these almost untouched islands off the north coast. Visit Garifuna fishing villages, snorkel in sparkling clear water, and maybe even see a pink boa if you hike in the jungle!
Rafting and Zipline / Rio Cangrejal
(Just east of La Ceiba): If you're looking for an adrenaline activity, this is it!
Villa Helen's / Sambo Creek
Swimming pool, restaurant, and beautiful beach. A great option for a relaxed beach day!