Visa and entry requirements Honduras:
No visa is required
Information from the Foreign Office on her Honduras trip:
Honduras is a state in Central America with about 9,5 million inhabitants. It is bordered to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the northwest by Guatemala, to the north by the Caribbean Sea and to the south by the North Pacific Ocean.
Honduras is located in the widest part of Central America and is mostly very mountainous. The highest peak of the country is the mountain "Cerro Las Minas" with 2.870 meters height. In the southwest of Honduras, on the Gulf of Fonseca, are numerous volcanic islands in front of it.
The Rio Patuca is the longest river in the country and the second longest in Central America, but the economically most important river is the Rio Ulua.
Honduras has a tropical climate year round, which is why tropical cyclones on the Caribbean coast are not uncommon and can cause significant damage.
Honduras has the largest contiguous rainforest in Central America, and has the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, more natural wealth.
Nearly 50% of Honduras' land area is covered by forest, which also includes crocodiles, snakes, lizards, jaguars, parrots, monkeys and pumas.
Of the country's 9 million inhabitants, half live below the poverty line, 20% are illiterate and some tribes of river Indians still live in the woods as hunters and gatherers. After the Caribbean state of Haiti, Honduras is the second poorest country in Latin America.
The official language of the country is Spanish and the national currency is the Honduran Lempira, while 1, - Euro corresponds to fluctuating price about 27, - HNL.
Honduras is one of the most uncertain countries in the world, especially in the big cities. The reason is mostly diverse battles of rival youth gangs. The state has the second highest rate of homicides worldwide, while the city of San Pedro Sula on the Caribbean coast, ranked 1 for years, is the world's most dangerous city.
Other major cities in the country include Tegucigalpa, La Ceiba, Choloma, El Progreso, Comayagua, Choluteca and Villanueva.
The main exports in the economy of Honduras are bananas, coffee, meat and wood, and the country also has rich deposits of silver, zinc and lead.
A growing source of income is the ever increasing tourism. Especially popular among the mostly foreign visitors, are the three offshore Caribbean islands of the Isla de la Bahia, with the islands of Utila, Guanaja and Roatan as well as the large excavation site of the over one thousand years old Mayan ruins in Copan.
The capital of Honduras and at the same time the largest city in the country, is Tegucigalpa with almost one million inhabitants. The name of the capital comes from the Mayans and means something like Silberberg.
Tegucigalpa's main attractions include the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Suyapa, the Cathedral of St. Michael, the La-Leona Park with the beautiful view of the old town, the Museum Villaroy, the former Presidential Palace, the Museum of National Art, the National University, the Tigra National Park, the Picacho Hill with the Christ Monument, the zoo, the HI Cathedral. Archangel Michael, the Science Park and the Church of San Francisco - also the oldest building in the city.
In June 2014 I traveled to Honduras for the only time ever. On my grand tour of all the states of Central America, the country was my fifth stop. In the early morning I started the bus in San Salvador and reached after about five hours the edge of the capital.
Since in my travel week, through several street fights, threatened to escalate the violence in Tegucigalpa and several travel warnings were issued, I had to change my plan the day before.
Instead of a two-day visit to the capital, I took another bus from the suburb of Tegucigalpa to Managua in the late afternoon. Unfortunately, my sightseeing of Tegucigalpa was also canceled, but my personal safety was more important to me at that time, especially as some tourist groups were robbed and threatened in the previous week.
After seeing virtually nothing of the city, I looked more attentively at the beautiful green highlands of Honduras. Also, such an hour-long ride, up and down the mountain, can also be exciting somehow.
Finally, in the evening, I passed the border with Nicaragua.
After the high crime rate has declined sharply in recent years, Honduras has recorded steadily rising numbers of tourists. Although the country is still one of the more undiscovered travel destinations in the world, Honduras, with its fabulous coral islands, the mystical Mayan sites or with various primitive people in the jungle, offers a rich offer for every visitor.
One day I would like to visit Honduras once again and make some catching up.