The dazzling country of Honduras is fringed by white sandy beaches and home to the second-largest barrier reef in the entire world. Blanketed by a lush dense jungle interior and verdant mountains, boasting winding white water rafting river and home to exquisite Maya ruins. The country is known for its natural resources including coffee, fruit, and sugar cane and quaint colonial villages decorated with cobblestone streets. There is an astounding array of diverse wildlife in the country, with over a fifth designated as a national park or wildlife reserve and home to an abundance of bird species. There is so much stunning natural beauty and a magnet for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts. La Mosquitia is an area filled with tropical rainforests and jungles. Hiking in Parque Nacional Montana de Celaque, which is home to the highest peak in the country filled with beautiful verdant forests and dotted with soothing hot springs.
The stunning tropical beaches are the gateway to the beautiful Bay Islands and home to the vibrant thriving coral reefs, a haven for divers and snorkelers. Utila is the best place in the Caribbean to see and swim with giant whale sharks and spot the largest fish in the world. Beaches line the spectacular Caribbean coast offering miles of majestic sand lapped by beautiful water. Roatan, West Bay is a commercial resort on the Bay Islands and a breathtaking location to visit. The colorful capital is home to the impressive Tegucigalpa museum and the spectacular Copan ruins the famous Mayan site and one of the finest in the world. The country is filled with charming historical towns, one founded by Columbus himself. Wandering the cobblestone streets of Gracias the former capital of Central America and the charming town of Copan with simply beautiful architecture.
Roatan is the largest and most undeveloped of the Bay Islands, a popular vacation spot and cruise ship port. The mountainous interior of the island and the verdant jungles are a joy to explore and spot plenty of wildlife. The vibrant coral reefs offshore are the place to be for excellent diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing opportunities. Copan is a quaint, colonial town with a rich Mayan history and home to the magnificent Maya ruins. The charming cobblestone streets of the town are a dream to wander with cute cafes, authentic shops and friendly locals. The Ancient Mayan City of Copan, the most important Archaeological Park in the country and the Mayan Sculpture Museum can be found in Copan. La Ceiba is situated on the northern Caribbean coast, the third largest city in Honduras. La Ceiba is renowned as a party town with the annual carnival held on the third Saturday in May attracting over 200,000 tourists from all over the world. Pico Bonito is the impressive mountainous peak and backdrop to the city.
The tropical Caribbean destination of Honduras makes year-round travel possible with warm tropical beaches and coastlines and cool highlands and varying temperatures throughout the year. The Dry season is from December to April which can be considered one of the best times to visit the country. The average daily temperatures throughout the year of 82-90 degrees with high humidity and downpours that can occur at any time. The highland areas are cooler and the coastal areas still offer cooling breezes, August through October can see the most rain and severe storms including hurricanes. It can be a soggy time of year, the northern coastal region and the area surrounding Mosquitia can be rainy all year long.
We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.
By Boat:There are daily passenger ferries that ply the waters between La Ceiba and the Bay Island as well as Utila and Roatan. A regular ferry also runs between Trujillo and Guanaja. Visits to La Moskitia are required to be done by boat or waters taxi.
By Car: The main highways in Honduras are well paved and in fair condition as with most toll roads, but the town roads and country roads are in pretty bad shape and unsurfaced. It can be fun and safe to drive in the country, renting cars can be done at most major airports and in major cities with major international names like Avis, Hertz, and Budget.
By Bus: Traveling by bus in Honduras is an easy way to get around and also a cheap option for visitors. A bus from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula costs around $6 and from San Pedro Sula to the Copan ruins around $5However, the yellow public buses are known as `colectivos` are known to be dangerous due to gangs, so stay away and stick to first class.
The unit of currency in Honduras is the Lempira. US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for pounds upon arrival. Currency exchanged desks can be found at the airport and in many locations throughout the city.
English may be spoken at your hotel and in the tourist areas, but not everywhere. We The official language spoken in Honduras is Spanish English is spoken and understood by most individuals in the service industry. We suggest you get a good English-Spanish Guidebook and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.