Honduras

Honduras is the second largest country in Central America and this nation is also a democracy. Honduras is the the birthplace of the Mayan Civilization and is famous for the ancient Mayan ruins, Pacific and Caribbean coastline and the breathtaking beaches and reefs of Bay Island. We have a selection of authentic holidays, gap year trips and adventure tours where you will get to experience the highlights of the country. Tourism is on the rise in Honduras and this country offers so much, on a vacation booked through our website you could see the ancient ruins of Copan, visit Moskitia Natural Park, explore stunning beaches, beautiful clear oceans, volcanoes, see exotic wildlife and more. Our tours take you off the beaten track and will provide you with an experience like no other. 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. 


 
 

Activities, Travel Packages, Gap Years & Eco Holidays in Honduras

Discover Honduras with our authentic holidays, gap year programs & travel packages from specialist international and local operators.

Honduras Travel Guide

Honduras Travel Guide

  • Capital - Tegucigalpa (population 1,300,000 approx)
  • Currency - Lempira (HNL) but also USD accepted in some places
  • Population - 7,350,000 (approx)
  • Language - Spanish
  • International Calling Code  +504
  • Area - 112,000 km
 
 

Getting to Honduras

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:

  • Toncontín International Airport (TGU), Tegucigalpa
  • Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula
  • Golosón International Airport (LCE) in La Ceiba
  • Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB) on the island of Roatan in the Bay Islands

 

 

Best Time to Visit

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.

 

 

Health & Safety

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. We recommend buying 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.

For Medical Issues you might want to visit the following hospitals: 

  • Centro Dental D`Anzo Centro, Comercial Centro America, Segundo Nivel, Local 24-B Tel: [504] 239-3328
  • Los Lomas Medical Center, Edificio Plaza Colprosumah, Boulevard Juan Pablo II Tel: [504] 239-3417

If you have any serious you might want to cross down into Costa Rica.

 

 

Whale Shark Trips in Honduras

Adventure Holidays in Honduras

If you would like to book a holiday to Honduras you have a lot of choice and our selection of activity trips and tours will appeal to you. Popular places to visit include La Ceiba, Puerto Cortes, Omoa, Tela, the Colonial villages of Comayagua and Gracias and you can't leave the country without visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan. There is also a spectacular Caribbean coastline. If you would like to book an activity break the there are lots of options including going white water rafting in the rivers located in the rainforests on Caribbean coast. We highly recommend heading to the Pico Bonito National Park which is a stunning destination. There are trips for beginners and more advanced levels and these types of guided holidays need to be booked in advance. Other locations you might want to visit include the Cangrejal River and the Platano River. These holidays are a lot of fun!