Honduras

Capital Tegucigalpa

Population 8,576,532

Area 112,492 km2

Key facts

Honduras is a country located in Central America. There are 3 countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua) that Honduras shares its borders with. The official language of Honduras is Spanish. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Honduras was ranked 55th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Honduras is Honduran lempira (HNL). The lempira (L) is subdivided into 100 centavo.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 26.43 HNL and 1 USD is worth 24.62 HNL.

Honduran
Banknotes

L1L2L5L10L20L50L100L500

Honduran
Coins

10¢20¢50¢

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Honduras is 35.99 Mbps and mobile is 38.05 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Honduras.24.87 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Honduras, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Honduras. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Honduras will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Maundy Thursday will take place on April 6.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
April 6, 2023Moving holiday Maundy ThursdayHoly Thursday
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
April 8, 2023Moving holiday Holy SaturdayHoly Saturday
April 14, 2023 America’s DayAmerica’s Day
May 1, 2023 Labour DayLabour Day
September 15, 2023 Independence DayIndependence Day
October 3, 2023 Francisco Morazán’s Day/Soldier’s DayFrancisco Morazán’s Day/Soldier’s Day
October 12, 2023 Columbus DayColumbus Day
October 21, 2023 Army DayArmy Day
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayNavidad

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Honduras?

There are no Mariott hotels in Honduras.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Honduras.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Honduras.

There are no Best Western hotels in Honduras.

There are no Radisson hotels in Honduras.

There are no Accor hotels in Honduras.

What fast food chains are present in Honduras?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Honduras.

The KFC chain operates in Honduras.

The Burger King chain operates in Honduras.

The Subway chain operates in Honduras.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Honduras.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Honduras.

Weather

What is the weather like in Tegucigalpa?

Today the sun in Tegucigalpa, rises at 6:13 AM and sets at 5:52 PM. The climate of Tegucigalpa may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

WednesdayFeb 8FogLow: 16°C (60.8°F)High: 26.1°C (78.98°F)
TodayFeb 9FogLow: 15.9°C (60.62°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: 16.6°C (61.88°F)High: 26.2°C (79.16°F)
SaturdayFeb 11FogLow: 15°C (59°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 16.5°C (61.7°F)High: 23.6°C (74.48°F)
MondayFeb 13OvercastLow: 14.7°C (58.46°F)High: 25.7°C (78.26°F)

Weather data for Tegucigalpa (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Tegucigalpa. Bolt is not available in Honduras.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Honduras.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.7, Honduras is placed 103rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Honduras traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  24.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 16.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Honduras

112 Police
195 Ambulance
195 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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