Top 10 Things To Do In San Pedro Sula, Honduras - Updated 2021

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Anne Marie
Anne Marie
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San Pedro Sula is the second-largest city in Honduras and is often overshadowed by the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa. However, San Pedro Sula’s proximity to Honduras’ main airport makes it likely that if you fly into this island country, you might spend a day or two in the city. Make the most of it by experiencing some of the best attractions the city has to offer! Learn about the city’s history at museums and landmarks, take in the local culture at Guamilito Market, or play with your kids at the Children’s Museum or the city’s water park! There is a lot more to this city than meets the eye, and if you read our list of the top things to do in San Pedro Sula, you might just get inspired to see it for yourself.

1. See ancient artifacts at Museum of Anthropology and History

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The Museum of Anthropology and History is a great place to become acquainted with the culture of San Pedro Sula. The museum strives to teach about how the different groups that have lived in the area have developed their culture over time. The collection is divided into two main exhibits. One tells of the history of the area, starting with the first records of human inhabitation. The Sula Valley has been influenced by groups from several surrounding regions, from the Mesoamericans to the Andes to the Caribbean. This diversity has created a rich culture unique to the Sula Valley. The other exhibit is focused on archaeological artifacts, some of which date back to 5000 BC, and show how life in the region has evolved over time.

Museum of Anthropology and History

Address: 3 Avenida, 3 &, 4 Calle NO, San Pedro Sula 21102, Honduras

Website: Museum of Anthropology and History

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 10am - 4pm (closed on Tue)

Price: 4 USD

2. Shop handmade goods at Guamilito Market

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Guamilito Market is the largest market in the city. With it’s seemingly endless stalls filled with vibrant and colorful goods, you could spend several hours browsing the different offerings. Handcrafted items are one of the main things you’ll find here. Crafters bring their products from all over Honduras and you can find authentic pottery, hammocks, jewelry, and more. You can also find excellent coffee beans that will taste fresher than anything you can find at home. If you get hungry while you’re browsing, head over to the food stalls where you can eat authentic Honduran street food, like tortillas made by hand right in front of you.

Guamilito Market

Address: North_West, 8 Avenida, San Pedro Sula 21102, Honduras

Website: Guamilito Market

Opening hours: 7am - 4pm (daily)

Price: Free

3. Catch a game at Estadio General Francisco Morazán

Estadio Morazan 2015 S.P.S.
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user JVC3ETA used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The residents of San Pedro Sula love football. You can catch a game of their favorite sport at Estadio General Francisco Morazán. This large stadium is 1 of 3 in the city and has seats for 18,000 audience members. While the stadium is home to the National League of Professional Football in Honduras, they host international matches as well between other Caribbean nations and even competitors in FIFA. The stadium isn’t just used for soccer, however. You might also be able to attend a concert, religious service, or other events at the stadium while you’re in town.

Estadio General Francisco Morazán

Address: 14 Avenida NO, San Pedro Sula 21102, Honduras

Website: Estadio General Francisco Morazán

4. Sample local beers at Cerveceria Casa del Bosque

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed.

Like many other cities, San Pedro Sula is also home to a local microbrewery scene. Head to Cerveceria Casa del Bosque brewery to try some local beers in a lively and fun atmosphere. They have several different kinds of beer, from IPAs to a porter and even an English-style barleywine. The beer is great, but the brewery’s atmosphere will take your experience to the next level. Casa del Bosque has a spacious interior with a wooden arbor draped with string lights. Play cornhole and other games as you work your way for the beers. They also offer pub food if you get hungry, so make a night of it!

Cerveceria Casa del Bosque

Address: San Pedro Sula 00000, Honduras

Website: Cerveceria Casa del Bosque

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

5. Watch a show at Teatro Jose Francisco Saybe

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Nowhere else does San Pedro Sula’s theater scene come alive like it does at Teatro Jose Francisco Saybe. This theater is the heart of the city’s cultural and artistic community. Their program ranges from classic plays to new, experimental shows. The main auditorium has about 500 seats so you’re bound to have a good view of the stage. Music lovers will also enjoy the concert series that includes orchestra, choir, and even opera performances.

Teatro Jose Francisco Saybe

Address: Avenida Circunvalacion, San Pedro Sula 21102, Honduras

Website: Teatro Jose Francisco Saybe

6. Wander through Angeli Gardens

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

¡Angeli Gardens, conectados con la naturaleza!

Posted by Angeli Gardens on Thursday, August 19, 2021

Angeli Gardens is so verdant and lush that it’s hard to believe they exist in the middle of urban San Pedro Sula! This garden provides a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours after a busy morning of sightseeing. Originally, the Angeli Gardens were a private artisan’s nursery. With care and preservation, over the years they have grown to become a peaceful environment for all city dwellers to love. In addition to the gardens, there is also a restaurant where you can sit and appreciate the natural beauty over a delicious meal.

Angeli Gardens

Address: Colonia Altiplano, Costado Norte Jardines Del Recuerdo, San Pedro Sula 21104, Honduras

Website: Angeli Gardens

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 8am - 10pm; Sun: 8am - 5:30pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free

7. Splash and play at Zizima Eco Water Park

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Posted by Zizima Eco Water Park on Sunday, February 9, 2020

San Pedro Sula isn’t next to the ocean, but you can still cool off in the water at Zizima Eco Water Park. This large park has tons of activities, such as water slides, a lazy river, pools, and fountains. Kids who are new to swimming will love splashing around and playing with the toys at the children’s laguna. If you’re looking to dry off, there are also beach volleyball courts and picnic areas where you can have lunch. You can even try out the obstacle course and climbing wall if you’re feeling adventurous!

Zizima Eco Water Park

Address: KM 3, Autopista Salida a la Lima San Pedro Sula Honduras, San Pedro Sula 21103, Honduras

Website: Zizima Eco Water Park

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 9:30am - 5:30pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

Price: 8 USD

8. Learn and play at the Children's Museum

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Museo Para La Infancia "El Pequeño Sula" on Friday, August 20, 2021

San Pedro Sula has tons of kid-friendly attractions. Your little ones can have fun while learning at the Children’s Museum, or Museo Para La Infancia! This museum features exhibits that teach kids how different parts of the world work, such as banks and police stations. They can also visit the popular planetarium to see a show that teaches about outer space. There is even an earthquake simulator that shows what it’s like when the earth moves!

Children's Museum

Address: Bulevar del Sur, San Pedro Sula 21104, Honduras

Website: Children’s Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm; Sun: 10am - 4pm

Price: Free

9. Take in the beautiful architecture of St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral

Top Things To Do In San Pedro Sula
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St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral is a stunning church in the center of San Pedro Sula and one of the landmarks of the city. This Roman Catholic cathedral is built in the Mission Revival style, which makes it look centuries old even though it was built in 1949. Catholicism is the main religion of Honduras so this church is important to locals spiritually and culturally. It sits next to a public park which is a lovely place to sit on a sunny afternoon.

St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral

Address: Boulevard Morazan, 2 3 Avenida SO, San Pedro Sula 21104, Honduras

Website: St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

10. Try out the trampolines at Planet Jump

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Posted by Planet Jump Honduras on Friday, August 27, 2021

Whether there’s a rainy afternoon during your visit, kids that need to get out some energy, or you just want a change from typical tourist activities, you should check out Planet Jump during your visit to San Pedro Sula! This indoor trampoline park features tons of bouncy apparatus to jump and play on. They even have interactive areas to change things up from simply bouncing up and down. These are even more fun when played in a group so join your kids on the trampolines and have a blast!

Planet Jump

Address: 104 Blvd Mackay N.O. 50 metros al norte de puente Los Alpes sobre Rio Bermejo, San Pedro Sula 00000, Honduras

Website: Planet Jump

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 2pm - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 7pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 3 USD

A city on the upswing

After reading about all of the wonderful things there are do to and see in San Pedro Sula, it’s hard to believe this city has historically been known for its gang violence. Programs and initiatives have significantly reduced the city’s violence in recent years and increasing tourism will only continue to enrich the city and turn things around. Whether you stop by for a few hours or a few days, if you visit a few of the places on this list you will find that San Pedro Sula is a city that is striving to become a destination–and you might find yourself recommending it after your visit!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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