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Honduras may be one of the most underrated destinations in the world, and this is fantastic for travelers. Central America’s second largest country may be the perfect escape you have been looking for.
You cannot visit Honduras without seeking out ocean life. The Caribbean coast or Bay Islands provide access to the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest barrier reef.
Want more history? The northeastern area of the country host Copan, a Mayan historical site. Here, you can browse the largest collection of Mayan hieroglyphs anywhere. Copan is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Honduras. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Honduras: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue, malaria and Zika are all present in Honduras. Mosquito repellents and netting are highly recommended. Be sure to speak with a travel health specialist about your itinerary and if antimalarials are right for your trip.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A passport is required for entry to Honduras. A visa is only needed for stays over 90 days.
Proof of return to the U.S. or to another country may be required.
Travelers to Honduras who are under the age of 21 must have a notarized letter giving permission from a non-traveling parent or legal guardian.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Honduras has four separate geographical areas and climates:
The rainy season occurs at different times, depending on the area of the country. The mainland mountainous region sees rain from May through October. The coastal areas experience it July to January. The best time to visit the Caribbean areas fall between late January to June.
Keep in mind weather alerts while traveling in Honduras, particularly during rainy seasons. Flooding is a common occurrence.
Exercise caution while traveling in Honduras. Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world. Areas of extreme crime should be avoided. Generally, these are areas with recent or consistent government instability. Avoid travel to particular urban areas of San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, and Tegucigalpa because of criminal activity. Drug trafficking is also prevalent and travelers should exercise extreme caution.
Honduran authorities have attempted to tackle their crime problems with heavier security in cities, particularly at night. Emergency response time in Honduras may differ from the U.S. Always keep a copy of your passport with you. Leave your original passport in a safe and secure location where you are staying.
Transportation wise, the Honduran government does not repair roads often. Only travel in the daytime in both cars and on public transportation. Taxis and buses are available but are strongly advised against. If you do use a taxi, only use Radio-Taxis and carry minimal belongings.
There are various roads to avoid because of historic crime and poor road conditions.
The Bay Islands put a less-crowded twist on the traditional Caribbean vacation. The Mesoamerican reef is the most sought after activity within the three Bay Islands.
Not a diver? Grab your snorkel and enjoy the reef in a more relaxed setting. Fly either to the island of Roatan or to the mainland city of San Pedro Sula for access to all three islands.
All three islands are a great choice for different reasons. If you are seeking affordability and all the scuba diving, Utila is a solid choice. It is also popular among those looking for bustling nightlife. Guanaja is the most remote and untouched of the three. Pick Guanaja for a stripped-down, authentic, and outdoor Honduran experience. Guanaja consists of only one paved road, leaving plenty of room to get lost looking for waterfalls and Honduran wildlife. Roatan is the largest island, enticing to travelers who seek all experiences. The hotel and hostel scene here is robust. The Roatan Butterfly Garden is a must-see for everyone.
Here are recommended items to bring along with you to Honduras:
There is one U.S. Embassy and one U.S. Consulate located in Honduras. The U.S. State Department recommends signing up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This free program allows the U.S. Embassy in Honduras to update you if any emergency or risks were to occur within the country.
U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa
Avenida La Paz
Telephone: +(504) 2236-9320 or +(504) 2238-5114
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(504) 2238-5114 or +(504) 2236-9320, extension 4100.
Fax: +(504) 2238-4357
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