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There is so much to love about Honduras and while it may be the lesser explored Central American destination this small country packs a punch! Think active volcanoes, lush tropical forests, lakes and jungles filled with incredible bird life. Explore stunning coastlines from the Caribbean to the Pacific with pristine coral reefs offer world class diving and snorkelling. Get off the main tourist trail and explore small cobblestone colonial villages while sampling local coffee….. and if that is still not enough there is an abundance of Mayan ruins to explore! We love Honduras for its authenticity and excellent value for money.

• The Copán Ruins – a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Western Honduras famous for the stelae and altars which date back to the years 711 and 736.

• The Bay Islands – surrounded by coral reefs and part of the world’s second biggest barrier reef which stretches north to Mexico. The islands attract divers, snorkellers and travellers looking for tropical relaxation.

• La Tigra National Park – one of the most beautiful places in Honduras, the park is a lush cloud forest home to ocelots, pumas, monkeys and incredible bird life.

• Lake Yojoa – home to more than 400 species of bird life, this lake can be explored by canoe or kayak. Hikes to waterfalls and underground caves, tours of coffee plantations and archaeological sites can also be enjoyed in the area.

The best time to visit Honduras is during the dry season between December and April. Temperatures year round sit between 27 – 30 degrees C. During the summer months the humidity is high and being a tropical destination, it is prone to hurricanes between August and October.

Currency: Honduran Lempira (HNL)

Language: The official language is Spanish

Weather: The climate is tropical with the coast being hot and humid. Up in the mountains the temperatures are cooler.

Social customs and quirks:  There is a variety of ethnic groups in Honduras, each of which having their own culture, food and dance.  It is considered respectful to greet people in Spanish when you first see them each day.

Festivals & events: There is a festival or celebration nearly every month in Honduras of which most are linked to religious events. Other festivals are celebrations of indigenous culture and range from small local events to national parties.

Health*: There are currently no health requirements for entering Honduras.

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