1. What is the best time of year to visit?
The average temperature along the northern coast of Honduras in the drier months (February to October) ranges from 28°C to 32°C. During the wetter months (November-January) the temperature traditionally drops by three to five degrees Celsius. The hottest months are normally June, July, and August. The best time of year to travels simply depends on your personal preference.
2. Is Honduras dangerous?
Large cities in Honduras such as the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, and San Pedro Sula have higher crime rates like most big cities around the world and are safer traveled during the day. However, in smaller cities and towns such as Trujillo and Santa Fe the locals tend to be very friendly and hospitable.
3. How far is Trujillo from the airport in San Pedro Sula? In La Ceiba?
Trujillo is roughly 360 kilometers from the airport in San Pedro Sula (SAP) and approximately 173 kilometers from the La Ceiba airport (LCE).
4. Do I need to take Malaria pills or get any special vaccinations before visiting?
Taking Malaria pills and receiving vaccinations are a personal preference. If you are concerned about health risks, it is recommended that you visit your doctor four to six weeks before your trip to give your vaccines time to take effect and to begin taking medicine to prevent Malaria, if your doctor feels you need it. For more information visit the following site: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/honduras.htm
5. Do I need to know Spanish to travel around in-country?
Knowing Spanish is not obligatory when traveling around in-country, however, having a basic knowledge of the language is very helpful. Always ask the person you are speaking with if they speak English. Many people do but do not volunteer English until asked. We also recommend carrying a pocket Spanish/English dictionary or translator.
6. What currency do they use in Honduras and how does it fare to the dollar?
The national currency of Honduras is the Lempira which is relatively stable but can fluctuate. A good estimate is between nineteen and twenty Lempiras to one dollar.
7. Do I have to have a visa to enter the country?
You will receive a 90-day tourist visa when going through immigration at the airport. There is no charge.
8. What is there to see in Trujillo?
- Fortaleza de Santa Barbara y el Museo de Trujillo
- El Museo Rufino Galan
- Guaimoreto Lagoon Wildlife Refuge
- Campo del Mar Nature Park
- Cayo Blanco coral reef
- Trujillo Hot Springs
- Burial site of William Walker
- Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
9. Would you recommend renting a car?
Although there are alternative forms of transportation available, we recommend renting a car for convenience if you like traveling at your own pace. This avoids relying on bus and taxi schedules. Four wheel drive is not necessary.
10. Is the water safe to drink?
We recommend using bottled water which is readily available. In our cabanas, however, we do provide bottled water in a large dispenser.