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  • Cruise Ship

    We were very picky in choosing cruise ships. Our first consideration is the price, then the travel destination and the facilities of the ship.The Carnival seemed to fit our budget and our choices of islands they offer. Also, the Royal Caribean.The Carnival developed their own ports in Honduras just for them to bring their customers...The bigger...

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  • Honduran Wildlife

    Honduras is a good country for wildlife, especially birds. The nature trail at Copán Ruinas is particularly good. I saw an Agouti, Blue Morpho butterflies and Scarlet Macaws there. The underwater life of the Bay Islands is specatacular too.

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  • San Pedro Sula

    With about 900,000 inhabitants, San Pedro Sula is the second-largest city in Honduras after Tegucigalpa. Despite being smaller than the capital, San Pedro Sula is actually the center of industry and business in Honduras.San Pedro Sula was founded by the Spanish in 1538, and was called Villa de San Pedro de Puerto Caballos. In the eighteenth...

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  • Tegucigalpa

    Tegucigalpa is the capital and largest city of Honduras. It is situated at an elevation of 3,250 feet (991 meters) in a valley hemmed in by mountains. Many of the city's neighborhoods are located on the steep slopes of hills within the valley, offering spectacular panormaic views over the city.Tegucigalpa was founded by the Spanish in 1578 on the...

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  • Culture and language

    I enjoyed being able to use my Spanish to learn about people who lived very differently from myself. I went to Honduras about 10 years ago. It is at the same time a very poor but wonderful place. I loved the fact that Hondurans are so friendly and more open than we are in North America. I think that the poverty aspect causes people to be more...

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  • Children in Folk Costume

    Little Maria Gabriela in the centre of this picture is the child of my first boyfriend, Abner Mauricio Garcia Molina. She is 5 years old in this picture and is dressed, along with her friends, in the folk costume of Honduras. Maria Gabriela is dressed up for the children's markets where the kids were selling their wares to raise money.

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  • Visa Information

    The five stars symbolise the 5 countries in the original union of Central America - Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Visa Information For a list of Honduran Consulates abroad click the link. This website is in Spanish.All citizens of USA, NZ and Australia do not require a tourist visa to enter Honduras. I am not sure...

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  • If you would like to see the...

    If you would like to see the full set of my pictures of the Ruins at Copan you should visit my Mayan Page on MSN Communities. http://groups.msn.com/MAYANWORLD Amazingly while looking at the carved steles in the main Plaza at Copan, I heard a rustling sound and then to my surprise saw a group of 6 deer come bounding down into the Plaza and then...

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  • Ahhh- but I'm just kidding of...

    Ahhh- but I'm just kidding of course. Honduras lost a close match to the United States after a spectacular American goal, and there was no protest or dissent.However, San Pedro Sula, as a city is unattractive, dangerous at night and not a place a tourist would like to hang around in. When you see that every store and hotel has private security...

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  • The Ultimate Journey?

    Erin & Chris are two very nice people from New York that we met while staying at Hotel Rotterdam in La Ceiba. They have been traveling the world for the last 4 years on their BMW motorcycles seen here. They have some really great travel logs that cover pretty much every country in the world. Now I know this is not a tip, per se, but check it out....

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  • Las ruinas de Copan

    Copan is propably the best known place in Honduras. Copan, just at the Guatemalean border, hosts one of the most beautifull Maya-sites in the region. While you go to Tikal for the impressive piramides and temples, Copan is the place to admire the wonderfull sculptures. It is certainly a must when you're in the neighboorhood!

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  • Utila

    Utila is as one of the bay islands, one of the favourite Honduran touristic destinations. Just at the end of the Barreer reef and with cheap diving facilities thats maybe not even strange. While money have to grow on your back (a Flemish saying) when you visit the Belizean cayes, this is much more a destination to the budgettravelers....

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  • Tegucigalpa

    Tegucigalpa is the unknown capital of Honduras. Most tourists even don't come here and go immediately to the coast or to the Copan ruins. They have reason too! There's not much to see here, Tegucigalpa is just such a tipical urgly Central American capital which most people rather want to avoid. But I don't!!! Just because a good friend of me lives...

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  • Honduras

    Honduras has barely been registered on the Western radar, apart from its short role in the 1980s as a breeding ground for US covert operations. But that's another story! It is not for nothing called the Pentagon state! Wathever the history, it was and is a wonderfull country with wonderfull people! Slowly that is being discovered by foreign...

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  • Margaritas?

    The best margaritas in the world are found on Utila @ the Mango Inn. Nothing like a few margaritas after some good diving. A little rich, but very good!

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  • Flamboyant tree

    The "Flamboyant Tree" (Delonix Regia) is another Caribbean wonder and is certainly one of the most beautiful trees I know.

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  • Hurricane Mitch, October 1998

    Hurricane Mitch has devastated Honduras: over seven thousand victims, another eight thousand still missing and more than one million homeless. A disaster for an already so poor country...

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  • Ancient Ruines

    My favorite place of all is the Copan Ruines. It´s a peaceful place with a lot of history. You learn about the Mayans and experience the spirit of the place at the same time. You can take a tour or simple go it alone. It´s breathtaking!! Olancho has the experience of being in the past. The people are very friendly and helpful, no matter what...

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  • SLOW DOWN

    One of the nicest things about Honduras is the friendly people. Another is that it's a great place to "CHILL" as they say. Slow down, grab a very fresh fruit drink/smoothie, stretch out in a hammock and relax!

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  • San Pedro Sula a small and interesting...

    I went to San Pedro Sula a city was founded the 27th of June, 1536 by Don Pedro de Alvarado himself. The Spanish conqueror founded it with the name of "Villa de San Pedro de Puerto Caballos" and within the next 5 years it was known as San Pedro Sula, with the name Sula deriving from the local dialect Usula, meaning "valley of birds".The Guamilito...

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  • Folk Costume

    This picture is of me at my school in Tela, Triunfo de la Cruz. I am pictured with some friends (that's me on the right!). The girl in the front is wearing a traditional costume used for folk dances.

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  • The Honduran People

    In Honduras the people are mainly mestizo which is a mixture of indiginous indian and spanish. However, in the northern part of the country (where I was living) there was a large population of garifuna (see the picture). These people were brought to Honduras to work on the banana plantations. Many of the garifuna people living on the Bay...

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  • San Pedro Sula

    Located in the northern part of the country, San Pedro Sula is only a few miles from the coast and has always played a major role in Honduran history. The city was founded the 27th of June, 1536 by Don Pedro de Alvarado himself. The Spanish conqueror founded it with the name of 'Villa de San Pedro de Puerto Caballos' and within the next 5 years was...

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  • Roatan Island

    Roatan Island is located in The Bay Islands, off the North coast of Honduras, in the Caribbean. Roatan is widely known for its great diving, unpopulated and unspoiled East End, trophy fishing, and colorful West End.

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  • Copan Ruins

    Copan Ruins are located in the western part of Republic of Honduras, in the department of Copan. The capital of this Department is the city of Santa Rosa de Copan, formerly known as 'Los Llanos'. Copan is the archeological city located south of the whole geographic area, and it is where the great Mayan Civilization developed and flourished. (The...

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  • poor country

    Honduras is one of the 5 poorest countries in the world. Therefore it is not unsafe. People are polite, little begging or husteling tourists except on the north coast (maybe) unlike manny, manny other places.Dont`t forget most people struggle very hard to survive and still treat you like a normal person not trying just to get most money out of you....

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  • Yojoa Lake

    Yojoa Lake is located between the department of Cortes, Santa Barbara y Comayagua. This natural lake is surrounded by two national parks. There are a lot of activities that can be done here!... You can go and take a trip in boat or rebt a yatch and sail on the lake or go to the Natrional Parks that are located here, the Cerro Azul meambar and Santa...

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  • Copan Ruins

    Copan Ruins is located just about two hours southwest of San Pedro Sula. This Mayans ruins are marvelous. There is a museum in the archeological park, that is surrounded by a green forest. While visiting this ruins you can enter the tunnels and see one of the most recently temples that archeologist had discovered. the Rosalile temple, that is shown...

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  • Caribbean Coast

    The Beaches in Honduras are beautiful. You have plenty of them, and you can choose the one that fits your adveture spirit. My favorite beach in Honduras is Tela, Atlantida. While being in Honuras you can not miss the oportunity to visit this beach. It is located in the north coast, just around 90 kms east of San Pedro Sula. Mmmm, so many memories,...

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  • One interesting thing about...

    One interesting thing about San Pedro is the sense that it is only half built. From arriving at the airport where we had to be shuttled to the terminal because it wasn't finished, to the roads, many of which seemed to be designated as 4 lane freeways of which only half was built, to the colonies where you had a mix of people living in cardboard...

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  • Another thing to get used to...

    Another thing to get used to is the security. I don't remember seeing one single police officer in my two weeks there. But I do remember seeing plenty of Honduran Army on their Jeeps loaded with heavy machine guns. I also noticed that any decent store had a man with an AK-47 or other like gun standing in front of it guarding it. It was a bit...

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  • Dive or snorkle the area near...

    Dive or snorkle the area near the end of the air strip, there are many coral heads and overhangs in reasonable shallow water. (15 - 25 ft.) Althea Jackson; the lovely lady who runs Sharkie's. She was more than helpful during our stay.

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  • If you go to Honduras, be sure...

    If you go to Honduras, be sure to visit the islands of Roatan and Guanaja. Roatan is a richly historical island with spectacular diving. It was once a pirate island and today still has some remnants of that past.I travel there almost every year. Excellent diving at Fantasy Island and AKR. Also, dolphin shows at AKR.Honduras is a country in the...

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  • Take the public transportation...

    Take the public transportation (old school bus) to one of the villages. The ride will be long, hot and very bumpy, but well worth it. You must also go to the Mayan Indian Ruins. As we were leaving the village a young boy that had became very special to me was running barefoot behind the bus, waving as hard as he could. This just broke my heart...

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  • You've got to go to Roatan...

    You've got to go to Roatan Island and experience one of the best diving places around.It's also the cheapest place to get the PADI ID...Good for beginners and also for experienced divers!! Nice weather, great sea...Just a few meters from the shore of Roatan Island passes the second biggest coral rief...

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  • Trinfo de la Cruz, garifuna...

    Trinfo de la Cruz, garifuna beach town east of Tela. The Punta Izopo excursion goes there for lunch. Also, it's a nice bicycle ride from Tela. Good fish lunch, beach, and hammocks.

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  • Trujillo - The church and the...

    Trujillo - The church and the mountain. I had to wait 3 days for the sun to hit the mountain top, but it was worth it. The church is well attended, even for daily mass; it's a live community!

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  • The beach at Utila. This is a...

    The beach at Utila. This is a pretty fine beach for a place where Honduras and Bay Island Guide says there is NO BEACH. Also noteworthy, there were many workers cleaning up the beach, thanks to Maduro's new policies.

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  • Utila - social life! Besides...

    Utila - social life! Besides diving (which I didn't do) Utila is a great place to meet people. Lots of restaurants and pubs. And of course, the beach and snorkeling.

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  • Go on the Garifuna Tours from...

    Go on the Garifuna Tours from Tela. They are lots of fun, and a great bargain at $18 each for a 6-hour adventure. I missed the Punta Sal trip because it was too windy the day I was going, but I did the Laguna Micos (with Miami) and Punta Izopo (with Triunfo de la Cruz). Their office is just west and across the street from the town square....

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  • The Bay Islands- Roatan and...

    The Bay Islands- Roatan and Guanaja, Copan Ruins. I remember arriving in San Pedro Sula airport,as you flew over the jungle suddenly a runway appeared, then stepping onto the tarmac, being routed straight to another twin prop plane about 200 yards away. Then it ws off to Puerto Cortes where I cleared customs and the a 2 hr flight to Roatan on an...

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  • Study the map before you go...

    Study the map before you go anywhere.If you start in Copan stop in Santa Rosa.Go to Tegucigalpa. See Choluteca and leave on an airconditioned bus for San Pedro Sula. Travel to Omoa, Pto.Cortes and stay a night in Tela. Find your way to La Ceiba. Go to nice places outside this town. Visit Trujillo. And definately visit the islands Roatan and...

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  • Monetary unit of Honduras....

    Monetary unit of Honduras. This is one lempira note - I find it most beautiful of all notes in circullation in this country. Also, the least expensive..:} Learning the story of this mighty warrior - Lempira, honored by his countryman for his bravery.

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  • When in Honduras one must go...

    When in Honduras one must go to and see Bay Islands, Roatan and/or Utila. Not to forget Copan and Trujillo.For real adventure - Moskitia. My fondest memories are when visiting villages off the road, meeting with real people- The Indios, decendants of The Great Mayans, living there.

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  • Tela is very beautiful beach...

    Tela is very beautiful beach place , not far from San Pedro Sula, which itself is quite boring huge town dont forget to make any Garifuna tours to national park..in Tela..it has wonderful nature around and the tours are real worth the money..you can find underwww.garifuna.tours.com

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