Lago de Yojoa, D&D Adventures

HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at D&D Brewery, Honduras

HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at D&D Brewery, Honduras
Equal parts lodge, restaurant, brewery and tour outfitter, the team at D&D Brewery has set out on a mission to help visitors uncover ‘the real Honduras’. Located near the banks of Lago de Yojoa, D&D welcomes travelers looking for an off-the-beaten path experience that hinges on authenticity.

HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at D&D Brewery, Honduras

DESTINATION: HONDURAS 🇭🇳

On the banks of Lake Yojoa in the middle of dense wooded forest sits D&D Brewery, a place found by its coordinates, not by its address. Long considered one of the least developed and unstable countries in Central America, Honduras is a country that’s not yet found its stride in developing its tourism product. For those looking for a raw and authentic experience, Honduras has it in spades – research and responsibility required.
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HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at D&D Brewery, Honduras

D&D Brewery is about experiential travel. Beyond the lodge, dining + brewery aspect, the organization has a separate arm, D&D Adventuresthat focuses on getting travelers to immerse themselves in Honduran culture through unique experiences. Go birdwatching on the lake, hike through the Taulabe Caves for a spelunking adventure, or choose from a host of other adventures that suit your travel style. At the lodge, expect a communal feel that’s typical of a hostel environment with a range of interesting travelers, plus individual cottages that are well-appointed for around $40/day. We opted for the private cottages but for those looking for something even more budget friendly, mixed dorms are available as well.

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HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at D&D Brewery, Honduras

Beer lovers will be excited by the number of local and international brews on offer, from traditional to fruit-infused, perfect for afternoon lazing or enjoying late night by the bonfire. You’d be forgiven for expecting sub-par food from a hostel in the middle of the Honduran jungle but D&D surprises there, too. Portions are hearty, affordable, and surprisingly great. Generally speaking, expect to be dining on property for most meals as options nearby are non-existent.

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HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at D&D Brewery, Honduras

Planning your getaway to Honduras? Here’s some inspiration for your trip!

THE WANDERLUST EFFECT: HOTEL INSIDER

Number of Rooms: 3 private cabins, 7 private rooms + shared options
Cost Per Night: $6.50 – $44
Must-Try Eats & Drinks: Don’t miss locally crafted beers + artisanal sodas.
Hotel Highlights: The hotel’s tour arm, D&D Adventures, helps visitors delve into local culture.
Worth the Investment? Yes! The private cabins are comfortably outfitted and great value for money.
Points Perks: None, but who needs them when your private cabin is $44 per night?

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect, formerly The Traveling Scholar. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. She is a former resident of London and San Francisco and now calls the island of Anguilla home. In addition to The Wanderlust Effect, Shannon is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort and is on the Board of Directors of the Omololu International School in Anguilla.