WHY VISIT HONDURAS
You will be able to start by visiting the capital, Tegucigalpa, at the bottom of its valley, a lively and bustling city, at 1000 meters of altitude, you will appreciate the mild and fresh climate: to see, its cathedral of the 18th-century Modern art housed in the old university, the Palacio Legislativo on stilts. A few kilometers from the city you will find the basilica of Suyapa, the colonial city of Santa Lucia, as well as the Tigra National Park, a luxuriant reserve where pumas, monkeys, ocelots, and quetzals live.
Other sites to explore: Comayagua, the former capital, with its cathedral and colonial museum; The beautiful village of Copan Ruinas, with its white houses with red tiles and its Maya archaeological site, as well as hot springs a few kilometers away; The seaside town of Tela, with beautiful beaches; The Bahia archipelago, made up of three islands 50 km from the north coast, which boasts superb diving sites; The wilderness of the Mosquita, northeast, where is found a varied fauna, alligators, manatees, monkeys, and many birds.
Not to be missed is the Punta Sal Marine National Park, where you can admire swamps and mangrove forests, tropical vegetation, and rocky peaks, all completely wild (food and tent) after a two-day trip that ends on foot.
WHAT TO SEE IN HONDURAS
WHEN TO GO TO HONDURAS
The best period to visit Honduras is from xxx to xxxx.
The tropical climate divides the year into two seasons, a dry season that corresponds to summer, between November and April, and a rainy, winter, which lasts from May to October, with high temperatures and heavy humidity. There may be cyclones on the coast. The best season to visit the country is winter, with the exception of the Caribbean coast which is more pleasant from March to May.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Honduras.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH HONDURAS
For travel within the country, it is possible to rent a car or a motorbike, and even a bike, but pay attention to the state of the roads. Travel by bus is not advised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of thefts or attacks, but some companies are less risky than others. In addition, domestic airlines have emerged in recent years, which allows you to rally the major cities. In cities, you will find taxis easily, but they do not have counters.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HONDURAS
health tips & vaccination: do not drink tap water. The mosquitoes are very virulent, you absolutely must protect yourself, even if malaria is not very common in the country. Dengue may be very present during the rainy season.
local currency: Honduran lempira
local time zone: GMT-6
electricity: type A and type B (110 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN HONDURAS
typical food in Honduras
souvenirs from Honduras
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?