Honduras

Where to go

A small country in the heart of Central America, Honduras is known for its friendly people and hauntingly beautiful scenery.  Still relatively undeveloped, the country offers outstanding archaeological sites, heritage of the ancient Maya civilization, endless tropical beaches and islands, national parks and protected areas, pristine landscapes and cloud forests nestled high in the mountains. 

Highlights of the country include:

  • The Mayan ruins of Copan, the highest cultural achievement of the ancient Maya civilisation.
  • The Bay Islands situated off Honduras’ Atlantic coast amidst a rich marine biological reserve. 
  • The vast tropical rainforest of La Mosquitia.  At the heart of La Mosquitia lies the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pico Bonito National Park with lush rainforest and stunning scenery.


What to do

  • Snorkel or scuba dive to explore the second greatest coral reef on earth off the shores of the Bay Islands. We recommend a stay on Roatan, the main island, with dreamlike white sand beaches and crystal clear calm waters.
  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan situated in the beautiful Copan Valley.
  • Hike in mysterious cloud forests high in the mountains and national parks.
  • Go bird watching!  Honduras is home to 720 bird species and still counting...    
  • Swim in the clear waters of Yojoa Lake and enjoy the Pulhapanzak waterfalls, the most impressive in the country. 
  • Take to the water on clear jungle river rapids, coastal lagoons and narrow wetland canals. 



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When to go

Honduras is a year-round destination with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.  The rainy season lasts from May to October in the highlands and is characterized by clear skies before and after the showers so you still have plenty of sunshine!  During this time temperatures are mild and pleasant and the landscape is blooming.  It is hotter on the coast with the rainy season from November to mid-January and again in June. 


Currency and money

Honduran Lempira.  ATMs are easily available in larger towns and major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. 


Cuisine

There is a wide variety of cuisine but the main meal in any Honduran restaurant is the Plato Tipico, a mixed plate of barbecued meat and fried potatoes served with spicy sauces.  The "tortilla" accompanies every typical meal and is served with beans, rice, fried banana and cream.   Along the coast you will also find an excellent choice of fish and seafood restaurants. 


Hotels

Honduras offers a good mix of international standard hotels in the cities as well as smaller locally owned properties including haciendas and lodges in the jungle and on the beach. 


Where to go next

Combine a trip with neighbouring countries in Central America with easy transfers by air or overland throughout the country.  The award-winning TACA Airlines offer a superb service and speedy, convenient connections within Central America and other South American countries.  A Star Alliance member, TACA has hubs in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Peru and the flight times are conveniently short within Central America and Mexico, making it easy to arrange a multi-destination itinerary.


Links

Saspo’s partner office in Honduras is Mesoamerica Travel.  For further information please see their website at www.mesoamerica-travel.com 

Contact:    TEL: +44 20 8123 1827   Mobile: +44 7989 982 210   Email: Info@saspoUK.com