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Honduras Travel Information

According to holidaysort, Honduras is a country in North America bordering Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. A number of major cities in Honduras are: San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Tela, Choluteca and Omoa. Honduras also includes the Bay Islands, which are 3 large islands (Roatán, Guanaja and Utila) and a number of smaller islands off the coast of Honduras.

According to iamhigher, Honduras is known for the Mayan culture that you can still see throughout the country. For example, many people still live according to Maya habits and there are still many old temples and ruins to be found. Honduras also has many beaches that you can compare to Caribbean beaches: clear blue water, white sand beaches and palm trees. In addition, the country has several National Parks where pieces of rainforest, banana plantations and waterfalls can be found. Many unique animal species such as jaguars, monkeys, raccoons, parrots and sloths also live in these National Parks. The islands of Honduras offer excellent diving.

Where is Honduras?

Travel information of Honduras

Official name: Republic of Honduras
Continent: North America
Area: 112,088 km²
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Population: 9,235,340 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,870 m (Cerro Las Minas)
Distance (Amsterdam – Tegucigalpa): 8,923 km
Flight time: about 12 hours

Travel advice
Current status: All non-essential travel to Honduras is discouraged.
Current color code: Orange.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Honduras that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Honduras, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Honduras. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Honduras?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Honduras at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Honduras has a tropical climate. In the higher areas the temperatures are between 15 and 20 degrees. In the lower areas the temperatures are between 25 and 35 degrees. Honduras is regularly hit by hurricanes
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Honduras can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Honduras can be found at Climate info.

Best time
February, March and April are the best months to travel to Honduras. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

Spanish is the official language in Honduras. English is mainly spoken on the islands of Honduras due to tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon arrival in Honduras.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Honduras for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Costa Rica (also for Honduras):
Dutch consulate in Honduras: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Honduras in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): embassyofhonduras.eu.
Honduras Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Honduras it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria Malaria
occurs in Honduras (with the exception of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa). Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Honduras, payment is made with the Honduran lempira (HNL).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Honduras can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Honduras are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -34% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (55% cheaper), food (29% cheaper), imported beer in catering (32% cheaper), cigarettes (69% cheaper) and public transport (82% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Honduras it is customary to tip. If no ‘servicio incluído’ is stated on the bill, the tip is approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 8 hours earlier in Honduras.
During our winter time it is 7 hours earlier in Honduras.
Honduras has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Honduras can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Honduras you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Honduras.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Honduras.

Electricity In Honduras you may need an adapter plug
and/or converter in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Honduras can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 199
– Fire: 198
– Ambulance: 195

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Honduras can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Honduras can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Honduras websites end in.hn.
Honduras official website: honduras.travel.

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Honduras is 00504 or +504.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Honduras? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Honduras.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Honduras.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Honduras can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Honduras, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Honduras?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Honduras. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Honduras can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Honduras can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Honduras? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, perfume, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Honduras.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.7.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 21, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…There are still groups of Indians living in Honduras?
…The traditional meal in Honduras consists of tortillas with beans and rice?
…Honduras was nicknamed the banana republic for a long time because of all the banana plantations?
…More than 1 million tourists visit Honduras every year?
…There are still many Mayan ruins to be found in Honduras?

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