Honduras is in North America. It is also the second biggest country in Central America. The country is bordered by Guatemala to the northwest, El Salvador to the south and Nicaragua to the southeast. Honduras is a beautiful and budget-friendly destination with a huge variety of things to do!

The Caribbean Sea is up north. On the south, there is Pacific ocean. This part is known as Pacific Honduras. The central part of the country is called the Honduran highlands, a hilly terrain that is a sight to behold. Tegucigalpa is the capital city.

The official currency is Lempira. The approximate exchange rate is L23.4 for US$1. The currency exchange is available in banks, major hotels, airports, and bureaux de change. Bureaus de change usually offer a quicker service and better rates. All major credit cards are widely acceptable. ATMs are available throughout the country and most of them accept foreign credit cards. 

Taxis are available, but they don’t have meters, so you need to negotiate the price beforehand. You can also hire a self-drive car at the airport. Driving conditions tend to be fast and erratic and there is heavy commercial traffic. Cars drive on the right side of the road. 

In Honduras, they use electric sockets of types A and B. The standard voltage is 120V. So, you don’t need an adapter, if you are coming from the USA

On the list of metropolitan cities, there are La Ceiba (port), Comayagua and San Pedro Sula. Honduras also has countryside towns which you can’t miss. Omoa is a comfy town with a beach and Gracias has a gorgeous mountain view. Tela has a quirky botanical garden.

There are many adventurous things you can do here as well. You can dive in waters of Bay Islands. You can find trekking trails in Cusco national park. You can even go fishing in Lake Yojoa.  See the Mayan Ruins in Copan, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or pop into the colonial towns of Gracias and Comayagua.

For beach lovers, Honduras has Pacific coastline, Caribbean coastline, and the Bay Islands.

The coastline is breathtaking with coral reefs, and here, snorkeling and diving are exceptional. The Caribbean Coast of Honduras is home to the Bay Islands: Utila, Roatán, and Guanaja. Honduras has the Earth’s second-largest coral reef.

You can use trains to get to important cities. You can hitchhike in rural areas since it isn’t risky. Boats can be used to move across islands and the cost of these are nominal.

Spanish can help you to talk to Hondurans. Their Spanish can be a hybrid of English and Spanish, but if you find youngsters they can help you out in English. This will only happen in urban areas; if you are going to visit the countryside, learn some Spanish.

Lempira is the currency used in Honduras. But USD is widely accepted everywhere. One USD is equal to 22.60 Lempira. The costs of visiting Honduras is not much. You can shop around for clothes and mementos. The hotels also offer you excellent service at reasonable prices.


August 10, 2016 12:00 am Published by 2 Comments

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