HONDURAS TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Honduras – a land not frequented by the tourist for reasons of its tumultuous political upheavals as also the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 – is slowly limping back to normal. The lush rain-forests, the alpine ridges and charming little coastal towns all beckon the traveller to come and explore this land. Its rich cultural heritage found in the spectacular Mayan ruins of Copan are second only to Chichen Itza in Mexico.

 

Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. In the tropical rain-forest near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae (tall stone monuments.) In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, a diving destination that's part of the 1,000 km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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The Honduran government resumed international flights on August 17.Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or Rapid test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.A completed form must be submitted at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/ before departure.Travelers with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, who within the last 14 days have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or traveled to a country with confirmed cases, may be isolated in a medical center or at the traveler’s place of residence/temporary stay for monitoring by the Ministry of Health for up to 14 days.

 

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  • Capital: Tegucigalpa
  • Currency: lempira (HNL)
  • Area: 112,090km²
  • Population: 9,588 million (2018)
  • Language: Spanish, Creole English on the eastern coast, Amerindian dialects
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant minority
  • Electricity: 110V, 60Hz (two-prong North American plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 14 April, Pan-American Day
  • 1 May, Labor Day
  • 15 September, Independence Day
  • 3 October, Francisco Morazan Holiday
  • 12 October, Día de la Raza
  • 21 October, Army Day

Also, Semana Santa (Holy Week) from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, especially Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

The climate in Honduras is hot and tropical in the coastal lowlands, with annual temperatures averaging 26°–29°C; it becomes more temperate in the highlands, where annual temperatures average 16°–24°C. Average annual precipitation is lowest in the central mountainous interior (800–2000 mm) and highest in the Caribbean coast (+2,000 mm), where rainfall is year-round. The Pacific coast and interior highlands have a dry season (summer) from November–April and a wet season (winter) from May–October that experiences a short break (1–4 weeks) in July/August (the canícula). For the most part, El Niño events decrease rainfall and increase temperatures, while La Niña events decrease temperatures and increase rainfall.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Honduras is during the dry season, from November to April.

BEACH:

The beaches in Honduras are particularly beautiful from December to April when there is little to no rain, and the weather is just right. If you're visiting between May and November, you'll have better weather on the Bay Islands.

WIND:

There are a few great spots suitable for kitesurfing in Honduras: The beach at Roatan, the main kiting spot at Camp Bay Beach and Marble Hills Farm at Punta Gorda. The most consistent winds are from February to August. January and September could be quite good too, but with less wind.

For more details on kite surfing in Honduras expand this section!

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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