Montana Clara Maria
We stay at the CFP Montana Clara Maria. This is a retreat center run by Carmelite Nuns. If you would like to know more about the nuns you can visit Wikipedia here for some background or you may check out the center’s Facebook page here. The center is surrounded by a stone/brick wall with gate for security.
Rooms are simple usually with two bunk beds but clean and comfortable. Each room has a bathroom with shower. Bed linens and towels are provided but you may wish to bring a more substantive towel. Rooms are not air-conditioned, but the temperature this time of the year is quite pleasant. However, you may want to bring a small (travel size) fan for sleeping.
Breakfast and supper will be provided at the center. The food is Honduran style—lots of rice, beans, plantain and tortillas—and the quality is good. There is also coffee and hot water for tea. We provide bottled “Aqua Pura” while at the center, we recommend only drinking the bottled “Aqua Pura” throughout your stay in Honduras.
Lunch and beverages are packed each day and sent with each team into the field—along with lots of bottled drinking water.
Cell service is sporadic and international charges may apply. Recently the nuns acquired internet access for our use.