Due to high unemployment, gang activity and poverty, crime is widespread in Honduras. The country’s police forces are not able to cope with most minor events. Our destination advice for Honduras visitors includes:
1. Travel safely by taxi
Instructing taxi drivers not to pick up other passengers as they could be thieves.
2. Keep car doors locked
Keeping car doors locked to guard against kidnapping and theft.
3. Drive on major roads
Only driving on major roads to avoid armed gangs and other criminals in remote locations.
4. Travel during the day
Traveling during daylight hours so that you can see where you are going.
5. Inform others of your whereabouts
Informing others of your boating plans to reduce the risk of piracy, which has happened to tourists off the coast.