Photo by Ennio Devoto
San Lorenzo is the most active city in the department of Valle, in the south zone of Honduras, about 60 miles away from Tegucigalpa. The city of San Lorenzo got its name from a Christian martyr. It was founded by the Spanish in 1522, but this little settlement started to be really noticed in the year 1912 when it was officially recognized as a municipality. The true development for San Lorenzo began in 1978 when Honduras Government decided to build a dock for ships in the port of San Lorenzo, located at the site known as Boca del Henecan. Today San Lorenzo is the main entrance and exit for products from the Pacific ocean.
The waters from the Pacific ocean going into the land near San Lorenzo are part of the mangrove swamps, which are one of the most known features of San Lorenzo. Most people go to San Lorenzo to enjoy the beautiful beaches at the Pacific ocean but also these mangrove swamps, which are very characteristic of this area around San Lorenzo.
The city of San Lorenzo is a rather recent touristic destination in Honduras, it has many natural attractions. In San Lorenzo you can watch and enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets you could ever imagine, simply beautiful.