Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Lost White City of Honduras May No Longer Be Lost

There is still so much to discover about Honduras. It’s a land of pristine beaches, crystal clear waters but even more so of dense rainforest jungle.  It is those dense, thick, lush jungles that may be hiding  the Lost White City of Honduras.

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Sun peaks through the clouds after a brief rain shower

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Lush rainforests in the Banana Coast are of Honduras

As referenced in an article this past May by Indian Country Today Media Network, titled Ciudad Blanca, the Lost White City of Honduras, Possibly Found Under Rainforest, laser images from the air showcase the possible city deep underneath the sea of green, showing outlines of a pyramid and other unknown ruins.   Researchers say:

“Indeed, the city’s very existence was a rumor until a year ago, when filmmaker Steven Elkins and expedition underwriter and filmmaker Bill Benenson flew over the dense rainforest, which covers 32,000 square miles in Honduras and Nicaragua, and obtained the images. The forest has long been considered too harsh for human habitation, populated as it is with “jumping vipers, coral snakes, fer-de-lance, stinging plants, and biting insects,” as archaeologist and Honduras expert Chris Begley toldThe New Yorker. Besides that, he said, it’s mountainous, its waterways are choked with rapids, and travelers are beset by a host of diseases, including malaria and dengue.

 

The discovery represented a true juxtaposition of ancient and modern, art and life: Elkins and Benenson teamed up with scientists at the University of Houston who specialize in light-detection-and-ranging (lidar), a high-tech imaging technique involving lasers. Traveling in a slowly moving small jet flying low over the dense jungle, the researchers pelted the trees with billions of laser pulses to get a glimpse below the forest canopy, The New Yorker reported in a seven-page article on the expedition.”

The exact location isn’t being divulged due to rumours of gold in the lost city.  Hmmm. There’s gold in them there mountains!

There remains so much to discover in the Honduras.

Casa Alta Vista Mountain, Honduras, Jaguar Construction

Beautiful Casa 313 in Alta Vista Mountain, overlooking the Bay of Trujillo

Visit us and discover it for yourself!  In the beautiful mountain rainforests overlooking the Bay of Trujillo, you will find your paradise. Whether you want to spend a few weeks visiting or if you plan to retire here, Jaguar Construction has stunning homes waiting for you.  Build one from scratch or buy (or rent) one from our beautiful pool of existing product, you will experience the best that the Banana Coast in Honduras has to offer.

Jaguar Construction is a premium builder in Trujillo, Honduras. We build homes to the North American standards standards that you have come to expect and maintain the highest level of customer care as we guide you through the construction process. Jaguar Construction is happy to offer you a full suite of services from architectural design, engineered blueprints and a finished product you can enjoy for generations.

Jaguar Construction is proud to be the exclusive builder for Desarollos Vision de Vida (Life Vision Developments), Trujillo Bay area’s premier and largest developer. You can visit their website to view their past and current projects.

Please contact us for a free consultation on your next construction project. No job is too small or too large. We look forward to working with you as you take this exciting next step in your lives. Thank you.

Grateful, Thankful, Lucky – That is How Jaguar Construction Feels About 2013

2013 was an exciting year for all of us here at Jaguar Construction in Trujillo, Honduras.

We hosted friends and family from Canada, welcomed our wonderful clients from North America to their newly completed homes, enjoyed the waters, mountain, food and culture of Trujillo and reflected on how grateful and lucky we are to have all that we have.

We know that 2014 will bring big changes to the Banana Coast with the completion of the new Cruise Ship Terminal here in Trujillo. Silver Seas, Holland America, P & O’s Adonia are among the cruise lines that have confirmed their arrival at the new Port.  This will bring much needed tourism dollars into the area and help to improve the quality of life for all Hondurans, especially the younger generations with employment opportunities..

With so much to be thankful for and with so much to look forward to in 2014, Jaguar Construction would like to thank our clients, our amazing employees and partners, our family and friends, the best of the Holiday Season plus a safe and Happy New Year!

Thank you for your support and for your business! We truly appreciate it.

Happy Holidays

 

We look forward to much happiness, good health and prosperity for all in 2014!!

Jaguar Construction is a premium builder in Trujillo, Honduras. We build homes to the North American standards standards that you have come to expect and maintain the highest level of customer care as we guide you through the construction process. 

Jaguar Construction is proud to be the exclusive builder for Desarollos Vision de Vida (Life Vision Developments), Trujillo Bay area’s premier and largest developer. Please visit their website to view their past and current projects.

Please contact us for a free consultation on your next construction project. No job is too small or too large. We look forward to working with you as you take this exciting next step in your lives. Thank you.

The Secret it Out – Retirement and Real Estate in the Banana Coast, Honduras

Honduras, located in the heart of Central America has a secret. It’s the Banana Coast.

Bay of Trujillo, Garifuna Fishermen

Morning quiet on the Bay of Trujillo beckon local fishermen

The Banana Coast, home the Colonial town of Trujillo, is located on the north eastern part of the Country. Home to the new cruise ship terminal port, this area is known for it’s pristine beaches, lush rainforest jungles, mountains, ancient ruins and welcoming attitude.

Fort of Santa Barbara , Trujillo, Honduras, Tourism

Fortaleza (Fort) of Santa Barbara in Trujillo

Check out Life Vision Properties and Honduras Living‘s photo gallery to get a taste of what we are talking about.

Trujillo is also home to a growing Canadian expatriate community.  As many boomers face retirement, they are looking for places to live that offer them a way to not only stretch their retirement dollars but also to allow them a relaxed lifestyle.  As an investment, this area is set to explode. The aforementioned cruise terminal port is opening up this “secret” part of the world to tourism with many cruise lines already committed for 2014.

Bay of Trujillo, Banana Coast, Honduras

Beautiful Bay of Trujillo. Banana Coast in Honduras

It’s not to late to purchase your dream in paradise. Whether as an opportunity to build now and take advantage of the upcoming tourism growth which should increase your investment or as a place to hang your hat now, we can assist.

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Beautiful windows and spaces of Alta Vista Mountain Casa 313, built by Jaguar Construction

Jaguar Construction builds homes to the North American standards standards that you have come to expect.  We not only offer the highest level of customer care as we guide you through the construction process, but we can offer you a full suite of services from architectural design, engineered blueprints and a finished product you can enjoy for generations.

Jaguar Construction is also the exclusive builder for Desarollos Vision de Vida (Life Vision Developments), Trujillo Bay area’s premier and largest developer.  In the semi-private gated communities of Coroz Alta and Alta Vista, you will find properties awaiting your new home construction to join some of the stunning homes already there. With the Campa Vista mountain community completed, paradise is a reality.

Campo del Mar, Honduras, flora, fauna, tourism

Campo del Mar’s beautiful flowers

For more information, please contact Jaguar Construction. We are happy to answer any of your questions.

Canadians Preparing to Spend Millions of Tourist Dollars in Honduras

According to a recent article in Honduras.com, Canadian tourists will spend at least 10 million dollars while visiting Honduras during this winter season, ending April 2014.

Bay of Trujillo, Banana Coast, Honduras

Beautiful Bay of Trujillo. Banana Coast in Honduras

The Minister of Tourism, Nelly Jerez reported that the season has begun with the arrival of four weekly aircraft from Canada. Each of the approximately 13,500 passengers are estimated to spend on average $750 per person.

Some freshly caught crab to add to your seafood soup.

Some freshly caught crab to add to your seafood soup.

Garifuna Village, Guadalupe

TIny church in the Garifuna village of Guadalupe

Canada now has a number of charter flight options with Sunwing and Transat that operate weekly from cities such as Montreal, Toronto. Some charters arrive in Roatan while others fly to La Ceiba. From these towns, tourists will then visit other area of Honduras such as Copan and Trujillo.

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Wrap around deck. Amazing views of the Bay from a Jaguar Construction home.

Central America as a whole receives an estimated 250,000 Canadians a year, who spend approximately $260,000,000, according to a Canadian statistical analysis.

With the new Banana Coast Cruise Terminal now open for business, one can expect to see numbers increase further with the obvious impact of the tourist dollar being spent in the Trujillo area.

Campo Del Mar Animal reserve,

Meet Esther the 3 toed Sloth at Camp del Mar

If this is your year to visit the Banana Coast in Honduras and you need a helping hand with accommodation and tours, you have come to the right place.  Let Jaguar Construction, Trujillo Property Management and Banana Coast Tours be your guide.

Jaguar Construction is a premium builder in Trujillo, Honduras. We build homes to the North American standards standards that you have come to expect and maintain the highest level of customer care as we guide you through the construction process.  Jaguar Construction is happy to offer you a full suite of services from architectural design, engineered blueprints and a finished product you can enjoy for generations.

Jaguar Construction is proud to be the exclusive builder for Desarollos Vision de Vida (Life Vision Developments), Trujillo Bay area’s premier and largest developer. You can visit their website to view their past and current projects.

Please contact us for a free consultation on your next construction project. No job is too small or too large. We look forward to working with you as you take this exciting next step in your lives. Thank you.

Why Trujillo Honduras Became the World’s Newest Cruise Ship Terminal

Friends and folks back in Canada are always curious about how Trujillo in Honduras where I live and work, came to be the newest Cruise Terminal Port in the world. Silverseas was the first cruise line to sign up with Holland America and Oceania following suite.

Silver Sea Cruise Ships

Silver Sea Cruise Ships

Finding new locations is a priority for cruise lines.  A new location is not only good for business but it opens up new parts of the world to people who might otherwise not have a chance to visit them. It also creates jobs and investment opportunities for the locals and foreigners alike.  That is also important for governments.

Here is the back story via Honduras LIving  about how Trujillo’s new port came to be..from a dream to the reality it is today, 6 years on:

Back in 2007 Randy Jorgensen of Life Vision developments sought out property to explore the possibilities of developing a smaller parcel in the area.  Unbeknownst to him, at the same time, the Honduran Government was in search of the “next cruise port destination” as they wanted to repeat the success of Roatan. Clearly Randy and Life Vision Developments saw something, the same thing that the Honduran Government did in Trujillo. The study was conducted by Bermello Ajamil and Partners (BAP) on behalf of the government. BAP was hired by the government of honduras to see where in the mainland of honduras would be the ideal location for a cruise port.  This was a result of the soon to be over capacity issues in Roatan and their increasing cruise tourism. Along the Northern shore, Tela, Omoa were some of the cities reviewed, however they did not have all the elements that Trujillo had. The study concluded that Trujillo was the ideal location for the next mainland passenger cruise port for the following reasons:

  • Trujillo was 43 miles away from Roatan making it easier for ships to navigate as an additional port route
  • The Bay of Trujillo is a peninsula which offers natural protection to ships from adverse weather that they may experience in the open sea
  • The Bay of Trujillo is one of the deepest bays in Central America, allowing the post panamax ships (new standard in the Caribbean) to easily come to port
  • Trujillo is the former capital of Honduras and the last place where Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas
  • One of the only places in the Caribbean where the distance between the white sand beach and the foot of a 4,000 foot rain forest in less than ½ a kilometer
  • Trujillo has a vibrant history dating back to the 1500’s
  • The second largest barrier reef in the world is a few miles off shore
  • Honduras has the second largest rainforest canopy in the world outside of the Amazon
  • Expansion of the area can happen without risk of running out of land like in Roatan

So there you have it, the story of how Trujillo on Honduras Banana Coast came to be the home of the world’s newest Cruise Port Terminal.

Looking to Garifuna village of Santa Fe from Bay of Trujillo

Looking to Garifuna village of Santa Fe from Bay of Trujillo

We can’t wait to meet you.

Beautiful smiles from the kids make you smile, Trujillo, Honduras

Beautiful smiles from the kids make you smile

Jaguar Construction is a premium builder in Trujillo, Honduras. We build homes to the North American standards standards that you have come to expect and maintain the highest level of customer care as we guide you through the construction process.  Jaguar Construction is happy to offer you a full suite of services from architectural design, engineered blueprints and a finished product you can enjoy for generations.

Jaguar Construction is proud to be the exclusive builder for Desarollos Vision de Vida (Life Vision Developments), Trujillo Bay area’s premier and largest developer. You can visit their website to view their past and current projects.

Please contact us for a free consultation on your next construction project. No job is too small or too large. We look forward to working with you as you take this exciting next step in your lives. Thank you.