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Tourist and travel guide of Omoa

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In 1536 the Spanish authorities located in Guatemala needed a safe and easy access to the embarkation and disembarkation of goods between Spain and the key points in Central America. That's why these went in search of a safe place, where he was found in Omoa. So in 1752, founded the port of Omoa Camoa under the name, a name that lasted to the municipality until 1795, when it was given its present name. After its foundation, Omoa became a port is not only safe and easily accessible, but also an important port for long. However, this significance was lost for a couple of reasons: The destruction of the town in a couple of times by fire, and finally the construction of Puerto Cortes and Puerto Caballos as it was called in colonial times, east and very near Omoa . The latter eventually seal the fate of Omoa, turning it into a small town tourist attraction or merely fishermen. Omoa, is located off the coast of Caribbean Sea. West of this town is the Republic of Guatemala and east, the city of Puerto Cortes. Larger nearby cities are: San Pedro Sula to 18. 4 miles and the capital Tegucigalpa Honduras to 128.3 miles. Omoa has approximately 30.000 inhabitants spread over more than 26 villages and 80 hamlets in an area of 382.8 km ². The territory is 69 km wide and 64 km long, surrounded by rivers: Motagua, Omoa, Tegucigalpita and accomodations.
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