Honduras Travel Guide

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Honduras Highlights

  • Pro
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     Friendly people, beautiful beaches, awesome atmosphere 

  • Con
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     Unvaried food, political volatility due to loaded past 

  • In a nutshell
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     If you enjoy jungle, adventure and diving, this is your dream come true 

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Isla de Roatán

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Tela

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Copán

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Tegucigalpa

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35,103,13

San Pedro Sula

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Utila

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41,25,0

Omoa

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20,49,1

Trujillo

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19,84,0

La Ceiba

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10,18,10

Amapala

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15,62,0

West End

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24,49,6

Isla de Utila

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33,28,0

Gracias

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Santa Rosa de Copán

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15,55,0

Sambo Creek

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7,31,0

Coyolito

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3,12,0

Valle de Ángeles

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10,39,0

Flowers Bay

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6,22,0

Brick Bay

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Roatán Town

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El Hatillo

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Crawfish Rock

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Cayos Cochinos

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7,38,0

Lago de Yojoa

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8,40,0

Isla El Tigre

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Santa Lucía

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5,18,0

San Lorenzo

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3,12,0

San Marcos de Colón

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5,23,0

La Campa

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6,21,0

Guanaja

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4,23,0

Tegucigalpa

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Santa Rosita

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Sandy Bay

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Puerto Castilla

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Juticalpa

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Talgua

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Nueva Ocotepeque

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Macho

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La Esperanza

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Comayagua

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5,19,0

Camasca

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5,21,0

Barra Patuca

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Barcalona

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Isla de Roatán

See all 311 Isla de Roatán Tips
  • West End

    Isla de Roatán Things to Do

    West End is where the posh hotels is located... it has a truly amazing long and wide white beach - a dreamy place BUT full of people: people enjoying the sea and sand AND approximately the same number of people selling jewellery, drinks, excursions etc. We stopped for photos and for a drink but such a paradise was a bit too crowded for our taste.

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  • Butterfly Gardens

    Isla de Roatán Things to Do

    We visited the Butterfly Gardens because our 3 year old son wanted to see toucans, and we were told that the gardens were the right place to go. They were right, and he had a great time there. The toucans were beautiful and seemed attracted by my pink camera, which they tried to bite. The gardens, generally speaking, are very low key and look like...

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  • West Bay

    Isla de Roatán Things to Do

    West End is a lovely little town with a beach shaped as a perfect crescent... it's a public beach and, despite of it, it is very quiet - maybe because the large resorts are located somewhere else. It is not the most beautiful beach on the island but for us it was the most plesant. Apart from us, there was another family with small kids and a...

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Tela

See all 71 Tela Tips
  • The Telamar area

    Tela Things to Do

    West of the former headquarters, you will find a whole neighborhood which once housed the US employees of United Fruit. The complex looks somewhat like a Southern military base.Part of the neighborhood has been turned into an upscale resort, the Villas Telamar. This is where the beach looks cleanest and safest.

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  • Hotel Marsol

    Tela Hotels

    I had read good comments about this hotel, and, as is my custom, I wanted a reservation for my first...

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  • Bungalow - good food, good atmosphere,...

    Tela Restaurants

    We ate at the Bungalow in Tela. Its a small place that is a favorite with locals and expats alike. We wandered upon it and noticed the low prices. We asked a few expats that we ran into about it and everyone had great things to say. We loved our food and ended up staying for hours talking to Norman, the owner of the restaurant, from Louisiana. I...

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Copán

See all 221 Copán Tips
  • Necropolis

    Copán Things to Do

    Initially thought as an area of tombs, the name "The Necropolis" was given to this site. However, it has since been determined that this was a residential area. However by this time the name had stuck to the site.

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  • Hotel Posada Real de Copan

    Copán Hotels

    3 kms anParque Arqueologicotes del, Copan, 504, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Copan cons

    Copán Transportation

    We thought we had better let people know that there is a scam going on in Copan which will cause independant travellers a lot of grief. Travelling to Copan from Antigua no problem 125 quetzales door to door service leaving 4am arriving 10ish. Checked onward travel all the same everywhere in Copan $29 to Purto Barrios , Rio Dolce etc.  Costly but to...

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Tegucigalpa

See all 35 Tegucigalpa Tips

San Pedro Sula

See all 34 San Pedro Sula Tips
  • Great Sushi

    San Pedro Sula Restaurants

    Sorry, as of 2012 Bonsai is closed. Try either of the two Sushi Ito locations instead.Bonsai is a place I visit frequently when I am in San Pedro Sula. The sushi is always fresh and I always eat vast amounts of it. This is a two-story restaurant with exceptional service. Try the Titanic sushi boat- it is enough to fill up any party of four with a...

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  • Hotel Gran Mediterraneo

    San Pedro Sula Hotels

    Barrio Guamilito 4 avenida 6 calle, una cuadra arriba de La Prensa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • food of the town..

    San Pedro Sula Restaurants

    I recently traveled to san pedro sula for work , I must confess the food was awesome. There wasn't an item that I tried at any local restaurant that I didn't go WOW that tasted great.Looking forward to getting another round in this october.flexter

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Utila

See all 41 Utila Tips
  • Don't Miss The Pizza

    Utila Restaurants

    There is always a mix of 3 day tourists, 3 month tourists and expats hanging out here. The 2 big screen TVs make watching the Soccer World Cup, Rugby World Cup or the Superbowl a fun experience. There's also a pool table and dart board. Pool tournament nights get entertaining. It's a laid back place with good food, good prices and great people from...

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  • Breakfast is a must at this restaurant!

    Utila Restaurants

    I had a tradtional honduran breakfast earlier this year and it was possibly the best breakfast I've ever had during my vacations in Utila. They offer REAL fruit juices and very good coffee. Finding this place is tricky because you cant see the restaurant sign from the Main Street. Utila is very small, so just ask for directions. Honduran Breakfast...

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  • Alton's Dive Center - Utila's Party Dive...

    Utila Things to Do

    I visited several dive shops before choosing Alton’s for an Advanced Open Water course. I was impressed with the staff’s professionalism and the condition of the scuba gear and boats. Those initial impressions all proved out; instructors were professional (some more than others); no equipment problems; new, first-rate boats.The only caveat is that...

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Omoa

See all 20 Omoa Tips
  • Information accuracy

    Omoa Warnings and Dangers

    My tips here and of any guide book may be innacurate, since things are changing and Honduras has been improving a lot its systems of transportation, which is excellent news. So, you had better check locally for any information on transport to/from and around.

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  • Carribbean Cliffs Marine Club

    Omoa Hotels

    Acantilados Del Caribe

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • To and From Puerto Cortés

    Omoa Transportation

    If you arrived in Puerto Cortés by bus from Tela or San Pedro Sula, you just have to change the bus at the terminal - which is not more than a parking lot. Drivers will help. The journey is short, something about half an hour. You can take the buses to Corinto, too, but then you'll have to walk all the way from the road along the main street. Well,...

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Trujillo

See all 19 Trujillo Tips
  • Trujillo Fort

    Trujillo Things to Do

    The fortress at Trujillo is a national heritage site that maybe the oldest settlement and fortress in Central America (Granada, Nicaragua was founded by Royal Spanish charter in the same year, however). Columbus himself had first set foot here, and Cortez ordered that a supply settlement be founded here. Thus, Trujillo was also the first Spanish...

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  • Rental Car Wash

    Trujillo Transportation

    Getting out to Trujillo from San Pedro Sula isn't likely to be much of a mud bath because the roads are mostly paved. But, from Trujillo to Santa Fe and Guadalupe, or anywhere else outside of Trujillo, the roads are sandy mud, and so the car is likely to need a bath. On the road leading into town, there are a couple of car washes, but I recommend...

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  • Guadalupe

    Trujillo Off The Beaten Path

    Guadalupe is even more remote from Trujillo and smaller than Santa Fe. The town has no government buildings nor church that I saw.

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La Ceiba

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  • Some cabs are armed

    La Ceiba Transportation

    One night my friend and I left the club to get a ride home, the cab driver didn't have any change once we reached our home, so he charged us double to get change from the cab. The only way he got away with it was because he pulled a GUN on us. Seriously, be careful with these cab drivers, especially at night.

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  • The Lodge At Pico Bonito

    La Ceiba Hotels

    AP 710, La Ceiba, 31101, Honduras

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Cabs will try to RIP YOU OFF!

    La Ceiba Transportation

    When I went to Le Ceiba in July, the only issues I had with transportation were the cabs. Remember that where ever you go before 8 pm in La Ceiba is 15 lps per person. After that is 20 lps. All the cabs cars are white. Remember that, they always tried to rip me off.

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Amapala

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  • Money Exchange in Amapala

    Amapala Favorites

    In its hey day, Amapala had plenty of banks, but not it has none, so come to the island prepared. However, if you need to change some dollars, go to a woman who owns a beverage distribution warehouse just a block up the main boulevard from the pier across from the Hey Mister disco club. Going up the hill from the pier, it will be on the right. Ask...

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  • Favorite Hang-out for Those Traveling...

    Amapala Restaurants

    There's a historic colonial era hotel in severe need of rehabilitation down on the waterfront, where a lot of motor taxis hang out. Despite it's run-down atmosphere, or perhaps because of it, this place is a major stop for breakfast and for those wanting to stock up on beer or bottled water on their way off the pier. We were recommended this place...

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  • Seafood at the Waterfront

    Amapala Restaurants

    Surprisingly, this is the only place on the waterfront in Amapala, and it's closed in the morning, but it's a great place for dinner, fortunately. We had jumbo shrimp sautéed garlic and olive oil. I drank a beer. Prices are reasonable.

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West End

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  • Seafood à gogo!

    West End Restaurants

    Mavies & Dixies : simply the best restaurant in West End (next to Lighthouse, just around the corner of the Church on Main Road). Enjoy the terrace with seaview. Very friendly atmosphere, succulent local dishes, honnest prices. Specialties are super fresh seafood (they go fishing themselves) eg. lobster, crab, local fishes you might encounter...

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  • Cocolobo

    West End Hotels

    Cocolobo is one of Roatan’s most upmarket hotels. If you are looking for a tranquil location, this...

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  • Bargin Shopping

    West End Shopping

    There are so many little shops that you can choose from along the main road of West End. Each shop has the standard tourist stuff but every now and then you find something you just can not live without. Get it then because you will not see it someplace else. Or will you??? Paintings, Carvings and pottery are some of the items you will...

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Isla de Utila

See all 33 Isla de Utila Tips
  • ATMs in Utila - always get a receipt

    Isla de Utila Warnings and Dangers

    There are only two ATMs on Utila Island. Both are located on the Main Street, one is at the Banco Atlantida and the other is yards away near to the pharmacy. Both machines accept a wide variety of cards. Make sure that you always go for the option that gives you a receipt. At busy times it is possible for the ATMs to run out of money. This happened...

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  • Insect repellent and After Bite are...

    Isla de Utila What to Pack

    If you visit Utila then there is a good likelihood that you will come across the sand flies. They are particulArly active both at dawn and dusk. I would recommend that you pack a insect repellent with a high DEET content and also something to soothe any bites. Whilst there are many ointments containing antihistamine or mild hydrocortisone, I...

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  • Sand flies - hungry little biters!

    Isla de Utila Warnings and Dangers

    I really love Utila but I found that the sand flies were a real problem as they see humans as a walking meal. They are particularly nasty at dawn and dusk and unfortunately they do not confine themselves to the beach. The only thing that seemed to keep them at bay was insect repellent with a really high DEET content. I am normally not too bothered...

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Gracias

See all 22 Gracias Tips
  • Iglesia Las Mercedes

    Gracias Things to Do

    The oldest church in Gracias is Iglesia Las Mercedes, dating back to 1611. It is a few blocks off from Parque Central. At the time I visited, it was closed, and mostly fenced off from tourists. The church was in obvious need of renovation, having weeds growing in its tower. A bell tower has two nice bronze bells hanging. Apparently it took 30 years...

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  • Parque Central Gracias

    Gracias Things to Do

    The Parque Central has the statue of Lempira, and other memorial statues and fountains under an arbor of old tropical trees. One of the more curious statues is apparently of Mary with baby Jesus, because the way she holds arms outstretched a sexualized infant is a very rare style of art. Closer examination reveals this is a Lion's Club statue to...

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  • Iglesia San Marcos

    Gracias Things to Do

    Adjacent to, not facing, the Parque Central in Gracias, is the largest church in town, the Iglesia San Marcos has 18th century origins, but appears newer than this. The interior was only sparsely decorated for Christmas, not having the textiles hanging from the ceiling found in so many other churches along the Lenca trail. The altar is gold gilt,...

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Santa Rosa de Copán

  • Mercado

    Santa Rosa de Copán Things to Do

    Off the plaza, behind the cathedral is a market place. Step through the entrance into an enclosed patio area with a food concession at the center. Around the patio are colonial style business covered by tile roofs. I didn't see much worth buying for the tourist, however. This was apparently not the busiest of markets in the city.

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  • Colonial Street Architecture

    Santa Rosa de Copán Things to Do

    It's worth a few minutes to walk some side streets in Santa Rosa de Copan to shoot pictures of the brightly colored and sometimes restored colonial buildings. The narrow elevated sidewalks are sometimes filled with vendors, so expect to step into the traffic of these congested cobbled streets.

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  • One of the Decent Places to Dine in Town

    Santa Rosa de Copán Restaurants

    My wife ordered a very nice looking soup, while I ordered a beef dish. I can't recall to many of the details, but it seems we had chips and salsa. The food was good, and the well lit location on the second floor of a restored old colonial building was quite charming. The owners try to effect a contemporary design and play American music. There's a...

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Sambo Creek

See all 7 Sambo Creek Tips
  • Walk Around Town

    Sambo Creek Things to Do

    Sambo Creek is a grimy but interesting town to walk around for some exercise and to see what's happening.

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  • Walk Along the Beach

    Sambo Creek Things to Do

    Sambo Creek has a couple of small creeks flowing into the ocean, and the beach is long and beautiful. I like to look at the old plank boats and watch the children play. If I had the time, I'd dive into the surf. But, the waves aren't big here. This isn't a good body surfing beach. Sunset on the Atlantic side is certainly less interesting than on...

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  • Bargaining for a Boatman

    Sambo Creek Transportation

    Pastel painted fiberglass boats with outboard motors and shade canopies are commonplace on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, so don't shy away from bargaining for the boat ride to Cayos Cochinos, or wherever else you may want to go.There's a well established tour package deal available at the red brick and mortar building right on the beach in...

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