Ecotourism in Honduras – Exciting News – La Chorcha Lodge!

The Newly-opened Motmot Cabin at La Chorcha Lodge, Honduras,  photo by Robert Gallardo

Robert and Irma Gallardo have opened the doors to their new lodge!  Located close the world-renowned Mayan ruins of Copan, their motto is “Where Nature, Comfort and History Meet”.

The cabins were designed to fit the surrounding natural landscape keeping the native vegetation intact and enhanced with plantings to attract more birds and butterflies. Each cabin has a queen-sized bed and a bunk that consists of double on the bottom and single on top. The beds are divided by a small wall, so it’s perfect for the whole family or friends.

Each cabin is accented with original works of art featuring natural history elements found in Honduras. You can enjoy your own private covered porch highlighted with a custom stain glass piece featuring native flora and fauna. These lovely windows were created by their friend Rodger who helped Robert and Irma build the lodge. They were designed from a photo taken by Robert.

La Chorcha Lodge sits on the same property as Robert and Irma’s first venture – the Enchanted Wings Nature Center. This facility was a great addition to the community of Copan Ruinas and consists of a butterfly house, butterfly breeding facility, native orchid exhibit and botanical gardens. Lodge guests have free and unlimited access to its facilities.

Hacer la Chorcha in Spanish means, “let’s have a get-together”. Robert and Irma welcome you into their world with gracious hospitality, making your stay much more than a hotel visit. We at Naturalist Journeys found Robert and Irma Gallardo when Gail Richardson, one of our guides, went to see the World Heritage site at Copan. Gail helped us organize our first group tours there, and because the experience was so marvelous, we’ve returned for many years. Join us this year April 3-10 for Easter in Copan and be some of the first to get-together at La Chorcha Lodge!


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