Honduras is the second largest country in Central America and the birthplace of the Mayan Civilization. Tourism is on the rise in Honduras and this country offers so much, you can see the ancient ruins, visit the Moskitia Natural Park, explore stunning beaches, see volcanoes, get close to exotic wildlife and more.
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You can arrive by air, land and boat. Crossing by land from Nicaragua and El Salvador is fairly easy whilst you can also arrive via boat from Belize. There are four airports located in Honduras which have international flights, these include:
There really is no best time of the year to book a holiday to Honduas. September to March is a popular time of year to visit Honduras, party due to the increased chance to see wild whales and sharks. Rainy season generally runs from October to January whilst March and April are usually the driest months of the year.
International visitor numbers to Honduras is growing every year and now is a good time to visit before the large numbers of tourist crowds arrive. If you would like to travel to Honduras here are some of the highlights of the country:
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Despite being a poor country, local people are extremely friendly especially if you can converse in Spanish, crime against tourists is rare but this is known as one of the most dangerous countries in the world and so take extra caution when visiting. Pickpocketing and theft can be a problem especially in cities like Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.
Buy travel insurance to cover for any medical emergencies or other problems and before departing you will need to get some vaccinations, we recommend hepatitis A and B, measles, tetanus-diphtheria and typhoid whilst yellow fever is required. We don't advise drinking the local tap water, bottled water is sold throughout the country. Dengue fever and malaria can be an problem in areas close to the ocean e.g. the Bay Islands so you might want to take medication to cover this.
A lot of the hospitals in Honduras are underfunded and probably not the best for any major operations but fine for minor treatments. If you have any serious you might want to cross down into Costa Rica. For Medical Issues you might want to visit the following hospitals:
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