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Honduras


Description

Located in the heart of Central America, Honduras is a destination to discover. Well known for its splendid diving sites and its diverse fauna, this country will appeal to nature-loving travelers. With more than 760 km of exquisite beaches, it is not surprising that tourism in Honduras is booming. Its tropical climate makes it the perfect destination for those who love warmth and favorable weather.


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What to do in Honduras


Capital city: Tegucigalpa

The capital of Honduras seduces vacationers with a friendly local population and typical small pastel painted houses. Tegucigalpa is a busy city located in the middle of a mountain range. There are several interesting buildings to visit, such as the Universidad Nacional former amphitheater, now converted into an art gallery called the UNAH Center for Art and Culture, the Casa Presidencial and the city’s first church, the Iglesia de San Francisco.


Beaches and diving

The best spots for diving are certainly the Islas de la Bahía, Cayos Cochinos and Roatán, where you can swim among the coral reefs. There are also beautiful beaches near Tela and Trujillo. Don't forget your waterproof camera!


Copán, Mayan ruins

Copán was originally a Mayan city. There are still several ruins that are more than 1,400 years old. Among the most popular areas are the ball court, the hieroglyphic staircase and the acropolis. The archaeological site is vast and open. We highly recommend wearing a hat on sunny days.


Colonial remains of Comayagua

Comayagua is the former capital of Honduras. Located in the center of the country, it is home to many vestiges of its colonial past. This city is rich with history and is well worth a visit.


Jeanette Kawas National Park

Formerly known as Punta Sal National Park, this ocean reserve is an untouched haven. There you will find a small rainforest, beaches and reefs. This place is perfect for travelers looking for an adventure and in search of wildlife.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

27

22

111

Feb.

28

22

71

Mar.

29

23

49

Apr.

30

24

46

May

30

24

140

Jun.

30

24

217

Jul.

30

24

177

Aug.

30

24

170

Sep.

30

24

136

Oct.

29

23

269

Nov.

28

23

198

Dec.

28

23

159


Currency

The country's official currency is the Honduran Lempira (HNL), but travelers can also use U.S. dollars and credit cards in tourist resorts.

Convertor

CAD
to
HNL

Official language

Spanish is the official language in Honduras. In tourist areas, English is also understood. To avoid misunderstandings, bring a bilingual dictionary or download a translator app to your phone before departure.

Voltage

Electrical outlets used in Honduras are the same as in Canada: 120V and 60Hz.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.


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