Around the corner yet a world away, another Miami beckons
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Miami, Florida is beloved and well-known, with its white sandy beaches and year-round tropical weather being among the elements making it one of the world’s premier getaways.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Miami, Florida is beloved and well-known, with its white sandy beaches and year-round tropical weather being among the elements making it one of the world’s premier getaways. Yet, just a two-hour flight from “the Magic City” lies another Miami – a small beachfront fishing village on Honduras’ Caribbean coast.
Located just 20 minutes from the town of Tela, the village of Miami may not resemble its Floridian namesake, but has its own appeal as well as about 100 residents; members of the Garifuna community that descends from African and Caribbean settlers from years gone by. Villagers proudly maintain their rich distinct cultural heritage, including traditions of delicious foods and exotic musical rhythms.
With Miami located between the Caribbean Sea and Los Micos Lagoon, the village beckons to birdwatchers and fishermen. Others just visit to enjoy the beach, while sipping on a cold beer or savoring seafood at one of three beach shack restaurants.
The nearby luxury resort of Indura, with more than 250 rooms and villas, recently hosted the PGA’s prestigious Honduras Open, yet even many of the visitors to this prestigious international event missed the opportunity to come see the tiny village known as Miami.