And the fire of bygone cultures still burns. Honduras, disreputed as the “banana republic”, is certainly the least known country in Central America. However, Honduras combines pre-Columbian cultures, colonial heritage, natural diversity, Caribbean beaches and the second largest coral reef on earth! Come with us and get to know a piece of Latin American joie de vivre on a Honduras trip.
Honduras as an individual travel destination
Some wonder: why should one go to Honduras? We ask: why shouldn’t it be? In recent years, Honduras has developed more and more into a destination for individual travelers. Cruise tourists and divers learned to appreciate the turquoise-blue Caribbean waters off Honduras years ago. Because Honduras has beautiful Caribbean beaches and excellent diving grounds on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Tropical rainforest can be found here as well as many friendly people. And when are you going on one of our Honduras trips?
Travel information in brief
The weather in Honduras is relatively hot. The average annual temperature is around 25 ° C. In the highlands (600 to 1,800 m) it is a little cooler with a moderate climate and in the lowlands of the Caribbean and the Pacific it can get very hot. The rainy season is usually from April to October. Then the rain falls mainly in the afternoon hours. Tropical storms can occasionally occur from June to September.
Currency / money
The official currency of Honduras is the Lempira. It is recommended for the Honduras vacation, cash in the form of US dollars (preferably in small bills) and / or travelers checks made out in US dollars and to a US bank as well as a credit card (e.g. Visa or Mastercard) to take with you. At some ATMs that are integrated in the Maestro system, cash can be withdrawn with the EC card (e.g. Credomatic Bank).
No vaccinations are required for travelers from Germany. When entering from yellow fever endemic areas, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. The Federal Foreign Office recommends refreshing the standard vaccinations according to the Robert Koch Institute. To do this, you should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and, in the case of long-term stays, against hepatitis B, typhoid and possibly rabies.
Visa / entry
German citizens do not need a visa for a single entry and a stay of up to 90 days. A passport that is valid for at least 6 months is mandatory. Children also need their own identification document with a photo. The entry of the child in the parents’ passport is not sufficient. Please note the provisions of the Federal Foreign Office before your departure.
Honduras’ real treasures
What the crusaders miss are Honduras’ mainland treasures. Not only are the ruins of Copán one of the most important Mayan sites in Mesoamerica that should not be missing on any vacation. In the partly unexplored rainforest areas, which take up more than 40% of the land area, you can look at the most beautiful orchids, bromeliads and gigantic Ceiba trees on hours of hikes without getting bored. There are also numerous animals such as colorful quetzals, motmots and hummingbirds, now rare jaguarundis, cheeky capuchin monkeys and Caribbean manatees.
In the coastal city and old capital Trujillo you can walk in the footsteps of pirates, because there are several stories about the city and the Spanish fort with its huge cannons is testament to an eventful past. In the cities there is a special atmosphere due to the old houses and the winding streets. And not least because of the residents themselves – because even if city life may seem quite chaotic to Europeans, the Hondurans themselves are rather relaxed, friendly and open-minded. The encounter with the fun-loving people makes a Honduras vacation a very special experience.