Here is a little practical information about the destination to help with your planning, but please do contact us with any questions that you might have.
Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras and the official language is Spanish, although English is widely spoken, particularly in the tourist areas. However it is always useful to know a few key Spanish phrases.
Honduras does have some specialities that are worth trying. "Anafre" is a fondue style dish of cheese, beans or meat and "tapado" is a rich vegetable stew that meat and fish can be added to. Along the north coast of Honduras there is a distinct Caribbean influence to the cuisine with more fish included in menus and coconut bread being served with most meals.
The national currency of Honduras is the lempira (L). UK pounds are not easy to change in Honduras so please take US dollars. If you have travellers cheques then there are a number of national bank across Honduras that will happily change them, with American Express, Visa and Thomas Cook being the most widely accepted. When changing traveler cheques, banks will often ask to see proof of purchase. Using credit and debit cards in Honduras can be problem. Visa and debit cards are the most widely accepted.
Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. It is common to be expected to tip the service you receive whilst eating in a restaurant. A tip of 10% is acceptable for good service.
Our country specialists can advise on any safety concerns you may have. For current information, please refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.