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Honduras

By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile
468 miles away from the Caribbean coast and 985 miles from the Pacific coast, a tropical climate with temperatures between 20 and 40°C and an abundant wildlife, Honduras is a small paradise in the heart of Central America. Hiking, canoeing, fishing, rafting, diving and of course napping on the beach enable you to discover the country's natural assets in a different way. Furthermore, lovers of old stones should not miss out on visiting the Mayan ruins of Copan Ruinas. Those who travel to Honduras will find a destination to satisfy sports enthusiasts and outdoor excursions.

Our Editorial team's advice

A word of warning to those who decide to stay near Mosquitia - the housing conditions are very basic, but a few days in the jungle with Indian tribes is really worth the trip. In Honduras, people do not joke about mosquitoes. Do not forget to bring sprays, creams and mosquito nets to protect yourself.

pros

  • +Dream beaches and a tourist industry that is slowly developing.
  • +Diving and watersports are practiced in perfect conditions on the Caribbean coasts.

cons

  • -Hurricane Mitch destroyed everything in its wake in November 1998 and many places have not been reconstructed.
  • -Honduras is a very poor country, so expect to experience very basic accommodation and sanitary conditions.

Food

The plato tipico (typical dish), offered in all restaurants in Honduras, is made of beans, rice, tortillas (corn flat bread), fried bananas, potatoes and cheese. On the cost, fish is excellent and very cheap. It is often served, as is seafood, with a snail soup composed of coconut. Sunday is the day of mondongo soup (tripes). Tropical fruit juices, composed of milk or sugary water are excellent. The best brands of rum are Ron Flor de Caná, Ron Plata and Yuscarán.

Souvenirs

The art and craft work includes nice wood work (especially musical instruments), baskets, embroideries and cloth painting. You can also bring a box of cigars back from Honduras because the country is a big producer of tobacco. Shops are open from 9:00 a.m to 6-7:00 p.m, sometimes with a break between 12:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m. Shops are closed on Sundays.

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