Unlock The Flow of Wealth

                ONN SALE NOW
     Unclaimed Money Guide

ON SALE NOW   Travel For Free

Siguatepeque is very attractive and largely undiscovered by most visitors to Honduras, Siguatepeque has few motor vehicles and no air-polluting industries. Siguatepeque is steeped in the clean air of its wooded mountain valley setting. Located in the Central Mountains is always very green and colourful, and can accurately be described as a garden city with year-round springtime climate.

The region, with its distinctly rural flavour, is primarily dedicated to farm and forest enterprises. The region recently has opened itself up to eco-tourism, with Siguatepeque functioning as a central hub and base for visitors making trips to destinations within Central Honduras.

The climate is mild. There are three seasons. During the wet and fairly cool season between May and November, enough rain falls in the area to ensure luxurious vegetation, while it escapes the excessive humidity of the far hotter and wetter lowland areas. A cooler interlude (November to February) provides seasonal contrast, with temperatures occasionally down to 8°C (40°F) as cold fronts enter from the north.

This is followed by a dry season (February to May), with temperatures achieving a pleasantly warm peak of 32°C (95°F). Cool winds flow down from the local Calenterique forest and from the immense Cordillera Montecillos, a Biological Reserve on he southern edge of the valley. Even in the hot season air conditioning is unnecessary, with a fan almost always being enough. In the winter heating is rarely needed.

HistoryFounded by the Spanish in 1689 as a religious centre for retreats and monastic training, the population of the town grew through the intermarriage of colonists, the indigenous Lencas and the Mexican Nahuatl immigrants.

Allegedly, the name means ‘mount of beautiful women’ in the Nahuatl Mexican dialect. The name Siguatepeque is made up of two words in Nahuatl: Cihuatl: Woman and Tepec:Mount, the mount of women. Siguatepeque is located more than 1,000 metres above the sea level. In 1861 the town became a municipality in its own right, and a city in 1926.

Trivia: Siguatepeque is considered the exact geographical center of continent the Americas. One of the famous local food is known as Alcitrones. Coordinates: 14°36'0?N 87°50'0?W? / ?14.6°N 87.833333°W? / 14.6; -87.833333

Previous Page/Pagina AnteriorANTERIOR

UP - ArribaUP - ARRIBA

Home Page/Primera Pagina A PRIMERA PAGINA

Next Page/Pagina SiguienteSIGUIENTE