The village of PEÑA BLANCA, north of the lake, is the commercial focus for the area. Approaching from the south on CA-5, ask for the desvío (turn-off) to Peña Blanca, just after La Guama; from here you can catch one of the frequent rapiditos or local buses to Peña Blanca itself. The El Mochito bus from San Pedro Sula also passes through Peña Blanca.

There are various useful services here: Internet Exploradores is on a small dirt road that runs down the side of Minisuper Surticasa; Banco Occidente changes dollars and travellers’ cheques, though there is currently no ATM; and if you’re hungry, you could do worse than try the pizza served above Mercado El Mexicano.

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