Here you can read exciting facts about Honduras
- Language: Spanish
- Capital: Tegucigalpa
- Residents: 8, 8 million
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Currency: Lempira (La)
- Surface: 112,000 km2
The time difference between Sweden and Honduras varies according to whether Sweden has summer or winter time:
Summer time: – 8 hours
Winter time: – 7 hours
In Honduras, it is very common to leave tips. Tourists usually pay tips to bus drivers, local guides, hotel piccolos, restaurants, etc. Many cafes, nightclubs and hotel restaurants often add a service surcharge of 10-15 percent on the bill. The supplement is stated in the note. In addition to the supplement, it is also customary for the waiter / waitress to receive an additional 5-10 percent in tips. If service surcharges are not included in the bill, you usually leave 10 percent in tips.
In practical terms, the tour guide can collect money for the entire trip and then ensure that the right staff receives the right amount. We would like to emphasize that although it is common to tip, it is of course highly voluntary. This is only a guideline for practice in the country.
The buses in Honduras do not quite meet the same standard as in Europe, but we use those that are in good condition and are equipped with air conditioning.
We travel longer distances with domestic flights. The Swedish tour guide informs the tour participants about all practicalities at check-in at the airport and flight time.
Food and drinks
Honduras is known for its impressive seafood dishes. Honduras has a large selection of good restaurants that specialize in seafood delicacies. Classic ingredients are tortillas, beans, rice, cheese or grilled bananas.
It is relatively cheap to eat at a restaurant in Central America. A meal (both lunch and dinner)
costs about 120 kronor. Including drinks, you can therefore do well at around SEK 300 per day.
Souvenirs and crafts are available in all price ranges and much is quite cheap.
Currency and credit cards
It is almost always possible to pay with dollars in Honduras. You usually get the exchange back in local currency, which means that you do not necessarily have to exchange money. You can not exchange for the country’s local currency in Sweden.
If you bring US dollars with you from home, be careful not to bring denominations larger than 20-dollar bills, as 50- and 100-dollar bills are often prone to counterfeiting. Larger shops, restaurants and hotels accept VISA cards and you can also withdraw money with them at ATMs. MasterCard and American Express can also be used but are not as viable as Visa.
Honduras uses the following power sources: 120 volt AC, 60Hz.
Telephone and internet
According to allcitycodes, Honduras international country code is +504. It is expensive to call home from Honduras, so you may inquire with your mobile operator about coverage and call prices. Internet cafes are growing up everywhere in the cities, but from experience we know that it can be difficult to manage to visit one except on days off or when the day’s program is completed. Most hotels on our trip offer internet connection, but the connection is not always as fast as in Sweden.
Drinking water and hygiene
In Honduras, the hygienic conditions do not reach the same level as in Western Europe. However, hotels and larger restaurants have modern / western toilet facilities. In public toilets or in rural areas, the standard can be more primitive without toilet paper and the like. Bring your own toilet paper or a package of wet wipes and possibly. hand disinfection (available at Swedish pharmacies, among other places). Then you can do without water if there is no such thing. Water you drink, brush your teeth in or make ice cubes from should be purchased bottled water or boiled tap water.
Smoking is prohibited during flights and bus transport. In addition, most restaurants and hotels are non-smoking.
Tourists are usually welcomed with open arms in Honduras. However, some areas are more accustomed to tourists than others. Although the locals are used to many tourists, it is expected that local customs and practices are respected. Nature conservation is most important of all. The areas we visit are often protected and their preservation often has the highest priority with authorities and
locals. Always follow the instructions of the tour guide or local guides. If you want to photograph different people, do not forget to ask for permission first.