Once the original banana republic, Honduras is very underdeveloped when it comes to the tourist industry. Still it is very easy to travel through this country and it is relatively inexpensive. As long as you have loads of insect repellent, the slow pace of the life combined with the natural beauty make it one of the truly unexplored parts of the world. When you go to Honduras depends on what you want to see. May and June are the most popular months for fairs and festivals, such as the carnival of La Ceiba, which lasts for a full week. Along the lowlands of the coast, you can enjoy warm temperatures all year round, while in the mountains the air can be a little chilly. From May to October is generally the rainy season and this could make travel difficult, as floods are common.


 Attractions

Visit the small villages of the small tribes that still live in the interior and will provide you with the adventure of a lifetime just trying to get there. Here you will find an unspoiled wilderness and an abundance of wildlife. You will have to carry your own supplies, but the trip will be well worth it.

Tegucigalpa

The name of the capital city of the country means ?Silver Hill? dating back to the time when the Spanish founded a silver mining town here in the 1500?s. The locals shorten the name to Tegus, making it easy for foreigners to pronounce the name. This is a busy city nestled into a mountain valley about 3200 feet above sea level. Visit the 18th century cathedral with its domed roof and fine art inside. The Antiguo Paraninfo Universitaria houses an art museum and the Palacio Legislativo, while being a modern building is built on stilts. You can visit the Iglesia de San Francisco, which dates back to the 16th century and was the first church to be built in the city.

Trujillo

Trujillo has played an important part in the history of the world because it was actually here that Christopher Columbus first set foot on the mainland of America in 1502. This town is famous for its beaches, the coconut trees and has the reputation of being one of the best beach towns in the Caribbean. Here you will find a 17th century fortress, a fascinating history of pirates and some old Spanish buildings.

Travel to Honduras

Frequent flights connect Tegucigalpa with other cities in Central America, so you won?t have any difficulty flying to Honduras. You can also drive into this country and the Old Jungle Trail connecting Honduras and Guatemala is completely paved.

Travel Within Honduras

You can fly to the Bay area and to the three major cities of the country on the domestic airlines. There are also flights to the Mosquitia area. Buses do travel between the major towns and cities, but you should expect a full day of travelling. There are plenty of taxis in the towns, but you need to negotiate a fare before you start because they do not contain meters. You can also rent a car and the roads are excellent for driing.

Language

Spanish, English and Creole are the main languages spoken in Honduras.

Visa

Although you do not need a travel Visa, every tourist needs a passport valid for six months from the time of arrival.

Safety

You need to have a yellow fever certificate certifying that you have this vaccination. You should only drink bottled water and milk should be boiled before you drink it if you are in a rural area.

Food and Drink

When you visit Honduras, you will find that fruits that are considered exotic in other countries are par for the course here. The typical fruits include mangoes, papayas, pineapples, avocados and bananas. You can also taste different kinds of tortillas and tamales, and cruiles, which are seafood dishes.

Shopping

You can buy many of the local handicrafts here at cheap prices. The typical items tourists like to buy are wooden carvings, leather items, straw hats and baskets and necklaces and bracelets made of seeds. Normal shopping hours are from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and then from 1:30 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the stores do not close for lunch, but they close ay 5 in the evening.

Entertainment

You will only find nightly entertainment in the form of bars and discos in the larger towns and cities.

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