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La Ensenada Beach Resort

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Location: Beachfront; Tela, Honduras

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  • Jamie C : Peterborough, Canada
Relaxing Trip with Amazing Service

We traveled to the La Ensenada Beach Resort for 2 weeks in January 2017. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax. There were not a lot of other guests at the resort - it was unusual for us, but on the weekends, it became busy with local families. The resort is located within walking distance of the town of Tela. The resort is approximately a 1 1/2 hours very picturesque drive from the airport in La Ceiba.RoomWe stayed in a wood cabin, which was wonderful - nice size room with 2 3/4 beds and a big outside sitting area. Nice big bathroom and a big walk in closet. Very close to all the amenities - pool, beach, restaurant, and bar.FoodThe food was spectacular and due to low numbers of guests, almost every meal was a la carte. Everything was fresh and delicious and serving size is generous. I had to ask them to make my portions smaller as I was unable to eat everything. Staff/ServiceThe staff at this resort are amazing and couldn't do enough for us. Andres delivered chicken soup directly to our room when I was unable to go for dinner because of a cold I had. Keny is amazing - so helpful and thoughtful - even surprised us one day with a gift of Honduras souvenirs. Everyone we encountered was friendly, courteous, and service orientated. Big thanks to to Keny, Vilma, Mauricio, Ana, Blanca, Elda, Doris, Jiaro, Wendy, Andres, Jessica, and Alan for making our stay so enjoyable!Very few of the staff speak English well but they try hard. We had a small Spanish to English guide that we used and had no problems communicating. We tried to speak Spanish and they attempted English - a learning experience for all of us. PoolThe pool was very large and very well maintained. Poolside bar service was amazing - even if we went to the pool bar to get our drinks, they would send us back to our chairs and they would deliver the drinks to us.The beach was large and there were days that we had it entirely to ourselves. The water was wavier than I was accustomed to and the sand is not the white sand, but a dark fine sand. We didn't spend much time at the beach - most of our time was at the pool.ExcursionsWe did a day trip to San Pedro Sula which was quite good. We stopped at a factory where they make mahogany furniture. The countryside is very lush and the drive was beautiful. We visited a market in San Pedro Sula which mainly consisted of many vendors selling the same sort of wares. We also went to a cigar shop close to the market, which is just getting into selling local cocoa products.We did go into Tela by cab ($2 US pp each way) to buy clothes after my husband's luggage didn't arrive. We went to a grocery store and a clothing store. We returned to the grocery store to buy Honduras coffee to bring home. Only wish we had purchased more - it is amazing coffee.In summary - this is a very nice resort with outstanding service and food. It is a great place to go and relax, and do nothing. If you want more activity and things to do, this would not be the place for you.

  • JulieLeduc : Alfred, Canada
Amazing place

Went there with friends... Beach, pool, staff and food was all great. Comfortable & clean room. Not a lot of people at the resort we were treated like royalty. What to say about the food that was quality and exceptional and every thing was quality and hot. Dessert were superb. Just nearby of Tela you can walk around in day time it's safe. If you want to experience something different just go for it.The busy bee

  • Lisa W : Brantford, Canada

We travelled to La Ensenada resort Jan 2. 2017. The bus ride was about 1.5 hrs from the airport to the resort, check in to our room was fast and easy as we were the only ppl coming in that day! The resort is smaller with 2 large pools - one quieter pool and one near the restaurant that has a swim up bar. Both pools well maintained. Mainly Hondurans staying on the resort which was nice, they are excellent at karaoke.Bars - 2 one swim up bar/walk up side at the pool, one beach bar which is like a sports bar with pooltable, air hockey, tv screens they play YouTube videos or karaoke on and a dance floor! Lots of fun in the evenings. Beach - dark sand so the ocean view is not the typical bright blue water and white sand. It looked more like a great lake. We walked the beach many times to the town or other resorts. Felt very safe - we took minimal items with us. Away fr the resort there is garbage lining the beach. Staff - amazing even if most didn't speak fluent English. Quick, polite, always smiling! Excursions - although expensive they are fun! We went to Copan overnight to see ruins. $300USD per person - worth every cent. Our guide was excellent, the hotel in Copan stunning, town beautiful and safe. We also did snorkeling- $99USD per person. Food was excellent. Quality over quantity. We didn't get sick once and loved all meals. Salad and soup available at every dinner. Town - we walked through Tela a lot. Went into some stores. Nobody seemed to mind and we were bothered by anyone. Comparison to other resorts - we walked to Telamar resort and swam their pool. Seemed quiet. Lots of waterslides for kids. Beach front. Not as fancy looking as la ensenada prob bc its an older resort. La palma real resort in La Ceiba is where you go for snorkeling and canopy tour meeting place. Nice lobby, large pool. Told it has one bar that closes at 10pm. Beach front with white sand and bright blue water. Snack bar available with juices, french fries, burgers etc. Excursions run much more frequently from here and are less expensive so if you are planning to do a lot of them this would be your best hotel.

  • Joy2TheNations : Jacksonville, Florida

Great rooms and better meals! The strip steak was so wonderful! I've have not had such a tender and flavorful steak in this country in six years living here! Good value for their all inclusive price! Excellent!

  • WinterBabyLove : Vancouver, Canada
Amazing Resort

Compared to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, this was by far the most beautiful. 2 pools, a large and beautifully decorated room. The staff was very lovely and accomodating as well. Meals were simple but fresh, which for me, was more important than quantity. Suprisingly there were not many people at this resort but it was also not the high season but felt safe regardless. Compared to other resorts in the area it was also more reasonably priced. The resort embraced the natural beauty of the country and I lucked out with warm weather and no rain. (booked as a gift for parent-review is from their feedback and my experience dealing with the establishment))

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, house wine)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Basketball
  • Dance Lessons
  • Soccer
  • 144 Rooms in 9 Buildings
  • 2 Pools
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • Internet access
  • Convention Centre
  • Disco 
  • Fitness Center
  • Playground
Superior Room includes:
  • 1 King Bed
  • Air Conditioned
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Bathroom
  • Mini Bar
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable TV
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
Deluxe Room:
  • 2 Queen beds 
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
2 Bedroom Villa:
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Double Beds
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living area
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
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La Ensenada Beach Resort & Convention Center
Barrio Terencio Sierra, Bahia de Tela Carretera Principal de Tela a Ceiba, Gasolinera Uno a la Izquierda Seguir Instrucciones, Tela AT2200 Honduras

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