Located between the departments of Cortes andComayagua, Cerro Azul Meambar National Park, also referred to as PANACAM (Parque Nacional Azul Meambar), towers above the lovely blue waters of Lake Yojoa.
Panacam is actually one of two different parks that surround the lake, the other is the Santa Barbara National Park, which is crowned by the Montaña de Santa Barbara, the second highest peak in Honduras at 2,744 meters above sea level (approximately 9,844 feet).
Cerro Azul has a maximum altitude of 2.047 meters above sea level (approximately 6560 feet). Cerro Azul Meambar National Park is located between the two largest bodies of fresh water in Honduras; to its west lies lovely, natural Lake Yojoa, and to the east, the lake created by the Francisco Morazan hydroelectric dam, the largest in Central America. PANACAM has a large variety of flora and fauna in its 79,000 acres of land including 170 different bird species, 35 mammal species, 54 reptile species, 125 insect species and 191 different species of trees. If you are truly looking for a memorable experience, PANACAM is the place for you!
The park is co managed by Projecto Aldea Global Honduras, (http://www.paghonduras.org/pagprograms/environment.html) a United States based NGO that has invested heavily in the area in an effort to protect the park, and at the same time, improve the quality of life of the inhabitants in the area. They have built a small lodge, named Panacam Lodge that is quite easy to get to.
PANACAM Lodge is a mountain hotel located in the heart of the Meambar Blue Mountain National Park at a height of 750 meters above sea level. We have just the right facilities for our tourists and visitors to enjoy the Arriving at the site, just outside of the reception area, you will receive a warm welcome from the unique humming birds that with their rapid movement capture the complete attention of our visitors who observe with much interest.