La Ceiba

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La Ceiba is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America.wikipedia
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La Ceiba is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America.
Archaeologists have studied sites such as and La Sierra in the Naco Valley, Los Naranjos on Lake Yojoa, Yarumela in the Comayagua Valley, La Ceiba and Salitron Viejo (both now under the Cajón Dam reservoir), Selin Farm and Cuyamel in the Aguan valley, Cerro Palenque, Travesia, Curruste, Ticamaya, Despoloncal in the lower Ulua river valley, and many others.

Isidore the Laborer

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Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer (Spanish San Isidro Labrador).
He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and of Madrid, and of La Ceiba, Honduras.

Gulf of Honduras

Bay of HondurasBay of GuatemalaGolfo de Honduras
It is located on the southern edge of the Caribbean, forming part of the south eastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras.
From north to south, it runs for approximately 200 km from Dangriga, Belize, to La Ceiba, Honduras.

La Ceiba Carnival

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Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer (Spanish San Isidro Labrador).
The La Ceiba Carnival (Gran Carnaval Internacional de La Ceiba) is an annual celebration in La Ceiba, Honduras held every third or fourth Saturday of May.

Atlántida Department

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With an estimated population of over 200,000 living in approximately 170 residential areas (called colonias or barrios), it is the third largest city in the country and the capital of the Honduran department of Atlántida.
The capital is the port city of La Ceiba.

Mazapan School

Owned and operated by Standard Fruit de Honduras (Dole), Mazapan School is located in La Ceiba, Honduras.


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The city was named after a giant ceiba tree which grew near the old dock.
In the surroundings of the legendary Ceiba de Ponce, broken pieces of indigenous pottery, shells, and stones were found to confirm the presence of Taino Indians long before the Spaniards that later settled in the area." In 1525, Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés ordered the hanging of Aztec emperor Cuauhtemoc from a Ceiba tree after overtaking his empire. The town of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico was founded in 1528 by the Spanish around La Pochota, Ceiba pentandra, according to tradition. Founded in 1838, the Puerto Rican town of Ceiba is also named after this tree. The Honduran city of La Ceiba founded in 1877 was named after a particular Ceiba tree that grew down by the old docks. In 1898, the Spanish Army in Cuba surrendered to the United States under a Ceiba, which was named the Santiago Surrender Tree, outside of Santiago de Cuba.

Tropical rainforest climate

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La Ceiba features a trade-wind tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af), with substantial rainfall throughout the course of the year, though due to the northerly aspect there is a peak between October and February when the trade winds are strongest and extreme orographic rainfalls occur.

Vaccaro brothers

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In the late 19th century, the banana business caught the attention of big North American banana companies such as the Vaccaro Brothers' Standard Fruit Company from New Orleans.
Their sister, Maria Vaccaro married Salvador D'Antoni and the Vaccaro brothers and D'Antoni pooled their resources and began importing bananas and fresh produce from La Ceiba, Honduras in 1899.

Central American Technological University

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Additionally, development of a new campus in La Ceiba for the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana – UNITEC is currently under way as of 2008.
The Central American Technological University (Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana) (UNITEC) is a private coeducational institution with campuses in the three main cities of Honduras: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba.

Standard Fruit Company

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These train tracks were built by the Standard Fruit Company (now Standard Fruit de Honduras, a Dole subsidiary).
Its forerunner was started in 1899, when Sicilian Arberesh immigrants Joseph, Luca and Felix Vaccaro, together with Salvador D'Antoni, began importing bananas to New Orleans from La Ceiba, Honduras.

Colón, Panama

The average annual rainfall is about 3200 mm, making it one of the wettest cities in Central America, second only to Colón, Panama among urbanised areas with more than 100,000 people.
Nonetheless, the June-to-December period, with an average monthly rainfall of around 415 mm, is so wet that Colón rivals Honduras’ La Ceiba as the wettest sizable city in Central America.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

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The first university in the city was the Centro Universitario Regional del Litoral Atlántico (often called CURLA), which is a Public university run by the larger Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH).
Those centers include UNAH Valle de Sula in San Pedro Sula, the Centro Universitario Regional del Litoral Atlantico (CURLA) in La Ceiba, the Centro Universitario Regional del Centro (CURC) in Comayagua, the Centro Universitario Regional Litoral Pacífico (CURLP) in the city of Choluteca, the Centro Tecnológico de Danlí in Danlí, El Paraíso, the Centro Universitario Regional de Occidente (CUROC) in Santa Rosa de Copán, the Centro Tecnológico del Valle de Aguan (CURVA) in Olanchito, and the Centro Universitario Regional Nororiental (CURNO) in Juticalpa, Olancho.

Universidad Católica de Honduras

Catholic University of HondurasUniversidad Catolica de Honduras
2002 also marked the opening of the Universidad Católica de Honduras, run by the Catholic church.


RoatanRoatan IslandCoxen Hole, Islas de la Bahia
Ferries from this port offer daily service to the main islands of Útila and Roatán.
Roatán is located within 40 miles of La Ceiba.

Pico Bonito National Park

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Its most recognised natural area is the Pico Bonito (Beautiful Peak) National park.
Pico Bonito National Park is located on the northern area of Honduras, in the mountain range called Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Pico Bonito is a mountain located in the municipality of El Porvenir, near the coastal city of La Ceiba in Honduras.

C.D. Victoria

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La Ceiba is the home of one club of the Honduran National Professional Football League, Victoria and Vida, both playing in Nilmo Edwards Stadium.
Club Deportivo Victoria is a Honduran football club based in La Ceiba, Atlántida.

Golosón International Airport

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The Golosón International Airport to the west of town offers flights to the other major cities in the country as well as other towns in the Mosquitia Region of Honduras in the east.
Golosón International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Golosón) is an airport located on the western side of the city of La Ceiba, in the Atlántida Department on the north coast of Honduras.

C.D.S. Vida

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La Ceiba is the home of one club of the Honduran National Professional Football League, Victoria and Vida, both playing in Nilmo Edwards Stadium.
Club Deportivo y Social Vida, or simply Vida, is a Honduran football club based in La Ceiba, Atlántida.

Aerolíneas Sosa

Aerolineas Sosa
This airport is hub to Aerolíneas Sosa.
Aerolíneas Sosa is an airline based in La Ceiba, Honduras.

Marvin Chávez

Marvin Chavez
Marvin Antonio Chávez (born November 3, 1983 in La Ceiba) is a Honduran footballer who played as a midfielder, most recently for C.D. Marathón in the Liga Nacional.

Guillermo Anderson

Guillermo Anderson was born in La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras, February 26, 1962 to Jorge Guillermo Anderson Sarmiento and Ida Avilés Sevilla.

Dunia Elvir

Dunia Elvir (born June 9, 1973 in La Ceiba, Honduras) is a television journalist, producer, motivational speaker and autism advocate.

José Azcona del Hoyo

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He was born in La Ceiba in Honduras.

C.D. Marathón

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At that time, Gonzalo Zelaya (who was champion with Sport Club and Social Vida two years earlier) of La Ceiba was the team coach.