• Officially: Republic of Honduras
  • Capital: Tegucigalpa

Facts

  • Population: 9 million
  • Languages: Spanish, indigenous languages, English
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 76 years (women)
  • Currency: lempira
    • US dollars must be declared to officials upon arrival
  • Electricity: 110 Volts @ 60 Hz
  • International dialing code: +504

Geography

  • Area: 112,492 sq km (43,433 sq miles)
  • Bordering the Caribbean Sea, the North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
  • The mountainous north coast is scenic
  • There is little on the western Pacific coast

Weather

  • Rain is frequent on the Caribbean coast all year round,
    • Heaviest from September to December
  • The drier months are April to May but these are also very hot
  •  Forecast:

Tourism

Safety & Security

  • Crime and violence are a serious problem throughout Honduras
  • Consistently rated as one of the highest homicide rates in the world
  • Police presence also tends to be reduced when fewer tourists are around.
  • During low-season, local crime does increase, especially in areas where the majority of locals rely on the tourist trade for their income
  • International Crisis Group
Emergency numbers
  • Police: 199
  • Fire: 198
  • Medical Emergency: 195 or 37 8654
Government Advisories
Foreign Embassies

 

 

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