Located in Central America, Honduras is home to a rich history with cultural mixes and a lot of Maya ruins, beautiful beaches and diverse nature and wildlife and the Garifuna people, descendents of the native carib indians. It is also not expensive at all.
Why Visit Honduras
Honduras has more than 12 national parks, offering many ecosystems and a diverse wildlife. Mangroves, cloud forests, rainforest, a coastline with idyllic beaches, the country is home to more than 700 bird species, Crocodiles, snakes, lizards, deer, peccaries, tapir, pumas, jaguars, and ocelots, turtles and more.
Located in western Honduras, Copan, the country’s most famous historical site, has some of the best preserved Mayan Ruins in the entire continent. Located in the middle of the rainforest, Copan is a mayan city declared by UNESCO as Archaeological World Heritage Site in 1980.
Honduras has 470 miles of beaches divided between its coastlines and Caribbean islands, famous for its powdery sand, turquoise waters and less crowded than other Caribbean destinations. The Bay Islands are well known for its beauty, one of the main attractions in Honduras.
Honduras is very cheap. You can get by with a budget of $25/day.
What to expect
Spanish is the official language in Honduras. Other languages spoken are English (but not much), Garifuna and various indigenous languages.
In Honduras the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the american continent; If you are traveling from the EU you will need an adaptor.
The Honduran Lempira is the currency of Honduras. Dollars are accepted at most places, and Euros only at tourist destination. Credit cards are widely accepted, but cash is preferred. It is encouraged to exchange it in a bank or withdraw it directly from the ATM. 1 USD equals 25 lempiras.
Honduras has a tropical climate, typically hot and humid. Temperatures annually range from 71°F to 87°F depending on the season. Temperatures get cooler in the mountains.
Honduras is not precisely safe. The islands and cayes tend to be safer than mainland. Violent crime, mostly gang related, is somewhat common. Relying on your common sense is vital and exercising caution is encouraged. Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba are the most dangerous places in the country.
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