How to Travel to Honduras

How to Travel to Honduras
Honduras is the second-most populous country in Central America and also the second-poorest. Honduras has become one of the favorite budget traveler's destinations in Central America, but with recent political instability due to the June 2009 exile of President Zelaya it is recommended that you exercise caution when traveling to Honduras.

Honduras stretches from the Caribbean to the Pacific Coast and hosts a wide array of rainforests, cloud forests, savannahs, beaches, and mountainous terrain. The east side of the country has several national parks and the Bay Islands are an excellent destination for cheap eating and sleeping and are well-known for its great snorkeling and diving. Honduras is also home to the Mayan ruins of Copan, one of the most well preserved archaeological sites in all of Central America.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Honduras guidebook Map Notebook Timetables of bus schedules Computer
  • Honduras guidebook
  • Map
  • Notebook
  • Timetables of bus schedules
  • Computer
Step 1
Purchase a current guidebook for Honduras. Both the Lonely Planet and Moon guidebook series publish guides on Honduras and the Bay Islands.
Step 2
Choose the dates when you would like to travel. Honduras experiences a rainy season from May through November and a dry season that typically runs the rest of the year. February and March are usually the best months to visit Honduras.
Step 3
Book your flight. Honduras has three airports that service international flights: San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Roatan. Book flights online to find the best deals.
Step 4
Decide how you will travel around the country. Buses are the cheapest way and renting a car is the easiest way to travel to the more isolated national parks and villages. Domestic flights are very affordable and the quickest way to reach the Bay Islands. For safety reasons, it is recommended that taxis rather than buses are used in large cities.
Step 5
Choose outdoor activities. Honduras is a great destination for hikers, bird-watchers, diving, swimming, and snorkeling. Explore the Bay Islands by diving, sailing, and snorkeling or visit one of the numerous national parks and preserves for hiking and nature viewing.
Step 6
Peruse your guidebook and decide which areas you would like to visit. Choose the areas that you would like to visit based on what outdoor activities you are most interested in. Bookmark pages in the guidebook and keep a list of all the sights you would like to see.
Step 7
Arrange accommodations. Make sure to book rooms in advance if you are traveling during the week before Easter or during any major festival. During other times of the year, rooms are usually available without a reservation.

Tips & Warnings

 
Recent political unrest in Honduras has made the country's security less stable. It is a good idea to check U.S. security announcements before travel. Most parts of Honduras are relatively safe for tourists, but in larger cities street crimes are prevalent. Exercise caution with valuables and do not walk around outside at night.
 
Recent political unrest in Honduras has made the country's security less stable. It is a good idea to check U.S. security announcements before travel.
 
Most parts of Honduras are relatively safe for tourists, but in larger cities street crimes are prevalent. Exercise caution with valuables and do not walk around outside at night.

Article Written By Wren Mcilroy

Based out of Salt Lake City, Wren Mcilroy has been writing outdoor recreation and travel-related articles for 3 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology from Winona State University in Minnesota.

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