"Honduras" Honduras by Mittnic

Honduras Travel Guide: 1,514 reviews and 4,260 photos

In the hillside of Tegucigalpa Jesus stands next to the over-sized Coca Cola board as a telling symbol of Honduras, a country shaped by traditional believes and the dominance of American multinationals.

With the establishment of United Fruit and Standard Fruit in early twentieth century Honduras became the archetype of a banana republic, a country run in the interest of foreign corporates. Today coffee has replaced bananas as the main crop, domestic corruption is probably a larger obstacle to development then a primitive economy and the American influence now as much cultural as political.

"The sleeping giant of tourism in Central America" is the description of Honduras in one of my guide books and although it's too long neglected by most travellers this sleepy country is not likely to be a giant of any sort. That said, it's an interesting country that offers plenty to see and do.

The Maya ruins of Copan, the Caribian beaches, colonial towns and trekking in national parks are all good reasons to visit the country.

Tropical dream ---

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful beaches, Very good snorkeling & diving, pleasent colonial towns, a capital with more charm than its reputation, many options for hiking in the forest
  • Cons:Few people speak English; mid & high class accommodation is often over -priced; lack of infrastructure
  • In a nutshell:Would I recommend it? -Yes definitivly. Planning a return trip? -No
  • Last visit to Honduras: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 6, 2007
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