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 24.32 HNL and 1 USD is worth 24.76 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 34.29 Mbps and mobile is 37.9 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 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 2022, Honduras will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Columbus Day will take place on October 12.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
April 14, 2022Moving holidayMaundy ThursdayHoly Thursday
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 16, 2022Moving holidayHoly SaturdayHoly Saturday
May 1, 2022Labour DayLabour Day
September 15, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
October 3, 2022Francisco Morazán's Day/Soldier's DayFrancisco Morazán's Day/Soldier's Day
October 12, 2022Columbus DayColumbus Day
October 21, 2022Army DayArmy Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayNavidad

Food & Hotels

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?

Baleada, Carne asada, Sopa de Caracol (Conch Soup) are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Honduras. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Honduras below.

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

Today the sun in Tegucigalpa, rises at 5:37 AM and sets at 5:36 PM. The climate of Tegucigalpa may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 17.5°C (63.5°F)High: 26.7°C (80.06°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 19.1°C (66.38°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
FridayOct 7Rain showersLow: 18.9°C (66.02°F)High: 25.5°C (77.9°F)
SaturdayOct 8RainLow: 18.4°C (65.12°F)High: 25.9°C (78.62°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 19.8°C (67.64°F)High: 21.9°C (71.42°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 18.8°C (65.84°F)High: 24.9°C (76.82°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.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Honduras?

Currently, citizens of 86 countries can enter Honduras without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Honduras.

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