The most exciting time to be in La Ceiba (book well in advance) is during Carnaval, a week-long bash held every May to celebrate the city’s patron saint, San Isidro. Dances and street events in various barrios around town culminate in an afternoon parade on the third Saturday. The 200,000 or so partygoers who attend Carnaval every year flock between the street events and the clubs on Calle 1 in the Zona Viva, where the dancing continues until dawn.

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