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Diving Pelican Inn
Ranked #8 of 35 La Ceiba B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This is truly a diamond in the rough. This B&B is a fabulous place to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the sand and surf right out front. Michelle is a great host who goes above and beyond your highest expectations. The rooms are clean and comfortable with H/C water and AC. The full breakfast which is provided next door is wonderful. But the best part is the great food that Michelle helps cook, and the pool and bar where you can relax and enjoy yourself all day and into the late evening. Michelle can even help you get transportation from San Pedro Sula at a great price right to her door. I highly recommend the Diving Pelican Inn as one of the best B&B accommodations in Honduras.

Room Tip: Two one bedroom units, and a third bedroom with a small kitchen, all with AC and H/C running water.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2012

Thanks for the great review A & L, it was awesome having you stay with us, and thanks so much for your handyman skills in fixing a few over sites. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and come back soon, we will have a new kitchen outside the laundry room by the end of next week as well.
Happy Travels, Michelle

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Diving Pelican Inn in January-Feburary 2012. It is right on water and the sound of the surf is very relaxing. The hospitality and the excellent food made the stay even more enjoyable. There is plenty to do: We made six scuba dives at Cayos Cochinas which is a marine park just offshore and the Ziplining was thrilling! And the spa was in a very natural setting. We highly recommend a visit. Chris Z.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2012

Hey D.Z., I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was great seeing you and D again and I think the best part for me was seeing the excitement in your faces after returning from a dive and zipping through the canopy. Hope you can make it back again. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it's greatly appreciated.

Michelle

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We spent 9 enjoyable nights here. Michelle and Andrea made us feel like it was a second home for us. The Inn is modern, spacious, clean and comfortable. I found the beach here is awesome. The softest sand,combined with warm water and mild to moderate surf made for a great beach experience for us land locked people. Michelle helped organize dive trips and trips to a nearby jungle spa, with therapeutic natural hot pools, massage treatments(we went 3 times) and a canopy zip line tour that was quite an experience! Combine this with great food and a relaxing atmosphere means we'll be back soon! Thanks to all of you at the Diving Pelican Inn. cheers Louise+ Rich

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rich K
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2012

Hola Rich and Louise, thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is greatly appreciated. We miss you at Happy Hour, well not just happy hour. I'll hold you to coming back soon. :-)
Michelle

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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Reviewers, please read all the other reviews for a very accurate background on this wonderful outpost in the enchanting north coast land of Honduras - our review will build on what has been stated - because our experience as a family with two teenagers was simply amazing.

Michelle, Andrea and her wonderful staff went miles out of their way to facilitate an unforgettable Central America experience for us. The Diving Pelican Inn became not just a B&B, or resort, but a tour-guide hub for exploring, thrill-seeking, and immersing ourselves into the Honduran culture. Every day was an adventure - and Michelle, Andrea and Donal were there for whatever we needed - providing important information, leading tours, bringing us to the nearby town, La Ceiba for shopping or banking and/or actually joining us on our adventures (Michelle flew through the whitewater rapids with us on the Cangrejal River). Additionally, we brought a suitcase of school supplies, toothbrushes etc. for needy children - Michelle and Andrea (who is a teacher's assistance at a nearby school/orphanage) helped introduce us to the children of the region. We visited three schools (one while on an eye-opening walk through the village of Sambo Creek with Donal), meeting one smiling child after another and receiving the warmest appreciation from all. Warning: seeing this real Honduran world, right around the corner, can be distressing. We were deeply moved. However, this cultural immersion is exactly what I wanted for our family - particularly our teens - to see. We intend to establish a sponsoring relationship with Andrea's school and orphanage. We will never forget these kids and their beautiful smiles.

The fun: a fantastic rain-forest zip line canopy tour, complete with hot springs, clay mask treatment, massage etc. A stimulating boat trip to Cayos Cochinos - islands of extraordinary beauty complete with outstanding coral reefs and food cooked by the native Honduran people - all elevated by the guiding hand and huge smile of Donal. An "unique" tour of the Cacao Lagoon - reached by a dangerous, beat-up boardwalk - then hopping into a huge "dug out" wooden canoe - before venturing into the mangrove swamps complete with Howler monkeys, blue morphos butterflies etc. A hike into the Pico Bonito rain-forest (the entrance on the south-side of La Ceiba) with awesome waterfalls. Riding the waves of the warm Caribbean steps from the bar, walking the roads and paths with Donal and Michelle to pursue tropical birds, lizards, even bizarre-colored grasshoppers!! And...of course, the great rafting trip (a water venture surrounded by indescribable beauty).

Michelle provided breakfast vouchers for two neighboring inns (also great spots) and took us for lunch at another stunningly beautiful restaurant on the river and dinner at a very nice inn and restaurant further up the coast. The week was simply non-stop fun and cultural immersion in a very SAFE manner. Yes, we heard of lots of petty crime (and some other nasty stuff) going on around in the region but, as gringos, we were CATERED to by the police and locals, and, of course, our guides. We felt completely safe the entire time. The Honduran people we met were all VERY friendly.

We recommend the Diving Pelican Inn for a few days or a full week. Michelle is far more than a host, or someone to chat with over a Pina Colada or a great dinner. She will be your guide and friend - all the while opening the window to the alluring tropical world around you. Bring a sense of adventure and...if you're so inclined, some supplies for the local kids. Thank you, Michelle, Andrea and Donal for a unique vacation we will never forget.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2012

Wow guys, glad you made it home safely, I hope the weather in MA is still nice and summery for you. It was sure fantastic having the 4 of you stay with us, we certainly had a lot of fun. Thanks for the wonderful review and bringing all those supplies for the children,they were much needed and greatly appreciated. Hope to see again sometime soon. Michelle

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Michelle, Jay and Andrea are wonderful hosts. Their personal touch made our vacation even more perfect. The new pool and bar area is wonderful! Be sure to try and Elvis Burger and the Jalapeno Poppers!! The food is great! There are many things to do near by.....you can relax by the beach or pool or go to the Hot Springs, Zip Line, or the Islands for some snorkeling. Don't miss Happy Hour, it is always a blast! We highly recommend a stay at the Diving Pelican if you are traveling to LaCeiba. We will be back soon!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Hola WayLin, it was great to get to know you over the holidays specially since eventually we'll be neighbors. Happy Hour is definitely a tradition that will carry on at the Barefoot Saloon, who knew running an inn and bar could be so much fun. :-) New Years Eve would not have been the same without you. Thanks for the review, keep in touch and we'll see you soon.

Michelle

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

The Diving Pelican Inn is an excellent place to stay when visiting La Ceiba. It is family-owned, the rooms are extremely nice and comfortable, the food is excellent, there is a pool, it is right on the beach, and everyone is very friendly and helpful. You can sign up for a day trip to Cayos Cochinos. For those of you who like to drink, there is a bar that is open in the late afternoon/early evening. It is secure with great views of the sea and the mountains. I highly recommend staying here!

Room Tip: There are only two rooms, both of which are excellent.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to right a review Mr. D. it was a pleasure having you here and it made me very happy to see that you enjoyed every meal so much. Hopefully you had an equally enjoyable bus ride to Tegus. Come visit again.

Michelle

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

We loved the Diving Pelican Inn. Michelle and Adrea are amazing people and were more than accomodating during our stay. Michelle really helped us out by watching our van on our visit to the bay islands.
The beds were super comfy, the food was delicious! and the company was great. The best hot wings we've had in central america.
We would definitrly recommend the Diving Pelican for a relaxing stay and some excellent service.

Mat and Jaco

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank J T
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DivingPelican, Owner at Diving Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Well you are probably in South East Asia by now, and enjoying every minute. When we agreed to guard your car we had no idea what great people came included in the deal. Glad you could spend some time and stay with us. Thanks for taking time to review us, and happy Travels.

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Additional Information about Diving Pelican Inn

Address: | 250 Yards East Of Sambo Creek 250, Beside the Hotel Canadien, La Ceiba AT1100, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Atlantida Department > La Ceiba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in La Ceiba
Price Range: £47 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Renovated Luxurious and Intimate 3 room inn on the beach. With a beautiful pool, waterfall and large deck area. All rooms have air conditioning, TV, DVD player with access to hundreds of DVDs,private baths with hot water showers,fans, free purified water, purified ice, coffee pots and one has small kitchen. Beach chairs and towels provided. There is a very large out door area for relaxing with a fully stocked honor bar for exclusive use of our guests. You can also enjoy a tropical drink and 2 for 1 Happy Hour at our Barefoot Saloon. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance. From our inn you can take part in various exciting and relaxing tours, go for a dive trip or snorkeling at Cayos Cochina, take an exciting ride through the rain forest and relax afterwards in the rejuvenating thermal waters at the Sambo Creek Canopy Tour and Hot springs, or take a Kayak ride through the Cacao Lagoon and enjoy the monkeys and other wildlife you'll experience. We are here to be of service and making you a repeat guest is our one and only purpose. ... more   less 
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