Honduras was the original banana republic, and is still one of the least developed and industrialized countries in Central America. The slow pace, natural beauty and low-profile tourism make it particularly appealing to travellers who enjoy getting off the beaten track. In the wetlands near charming coastal towns you can explore overgrown canals, blackwater lagoons, and secluded tropical beaches.
La Ceiba is the eco-tourism capital. La Ceiba is the gateway to Bay Islands, where you can raft the Rio Cangrejal, hike in the rainforest, or explore the winding canals of Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, searching for monkeys, alligators, manatees and water birds. High rainfall and steep slopes in the rain forest protected area of Pico Bonito National Park combine to form elegant waterfalls and spectacular scenery.
Travel Documents Needed
When travelling outside of your home country you should always have a valid passport. A passport that is valid for six months beyond date of travel is required. Always check with your travel agent regarding current entry requirements.
112,492 sq km (43,433 sq miles)
1 lempira = 100 centavos
HONDURAS Full name
Republic of Honduras
HONDURAS International dialling code
HONDURAS Major languages
Spanish, indigenous languages, English
7.5 million (UN, 2009)