Lake Yojoa and the area around the lake should definetely be on your to do list if you’re planning to travel Honduras. Lake Yojoa was our second stop in Honduras (after Tegucigalpa) and we stayed in the most amazing place: D&D Brewery. This was for sure one of the most amazing hostels we stayed in during our trip in Central America. D&D Brewery is a beautiful lodge, brewery (!) and restaurant in the middle of the nature and very close to the lake.
When you’re at D&D, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle but then with some luxoury, like really amazing food in the restaurant (all day long), home made beers (try the beer tasting!) and a really cold swimming pool if you’d like to cool down after a warm day at the lake. And a big plus: everything is so cheap! You pay small amounts of money for the rooms, the food and the beer so you easily can stay and relax there for a couple of days. And every night you can chill at the campfire, a perfect way to end your active days.
There’s a lot to do in the area around the lakes. You can book all kinds of excursions at D&D. The first excursion we did was the excursion to the waterfall Pulhapanzak, located just 15 km from D&D. If you want you can go ziplining there, but we chose to do another activity: the one where you will climb behind the waterfall. I would really recommend this one because it was so much fun and it will give you so much energy because of all the adrenalin pumping through your body. After that you don’t mind jumping of high cliffs nearby the waterfall because you feel like you’re on top of the world!
Another great thing to do is to go kayaking! You can ask the staff at D&D if you want to do this and they will arrange it for you, they will even take you to the kayaks by car. You’ll start your kayaking trip in a beautiful little river which will lead you to the lake. The nature around the river and lake are absolutely breathtaking and the water is so warm so make sure to jump in the water!
And then last but not least: the food! We went to a restaurant at the lake and had fresh tilapia (caught at the Yojoa lake!) deep fried with some pickled cabbage and plantains: very yummy! Besides that most food we had in D&D because they have a great and cheap menu with the best coffee. You can also walk into the little village closeby and grab some food there. We had nice baleadas (make sure to try them somewhere in Central America!) and some fruit.