Sambo Creek

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Sambo Creek
Sambo Creek - coast with residential houses (2005)
Sambo Creek - coast with residential houses (2005)
Sambo Creek is located in Honduras
Sambo Creek
Sambo Creek
Coordinates: 15°49′N 86°41′W / 15.817°N 86.683°W / 15.817; -86.683
Country  Honduras
Department Atlántida
Population
 • Total 8,000
Time zone Central America (UTC-6)

Sambo Creek is a traditional Garífuna village 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of La Ceiba on the Caribbean Sea north coast of Honduras. An annual fair is held in June. Sambo Creek has the largest Garifuna population in Honduras and is considered to be a true Garifuna town. Sambo Creek is the best place to find traditional punta dances every Sunday by the beach.

Ethnic Mix: 65% Garifuna, 35% Mestizo

Among the famous natives are Olympic sprinter Rolando Palacios.

Coordinates: 15°49′N 86°41′W / 15.817°N 86.683°W / 15.817; -86.683