Honduras travel and visitor guide with airport, airline, hotel and vacation information. Honduras hosts 15 national parks, 2 biosphere reserves, and 10 biological reserves protecting over 200 indigenous bird species, and more than 20 large forest dwelling mammals. Honduras is world-famous for its archaeology, particularly the Maya Copán near the Guatemala border. Copán Ruinas offers hotels, restaurants and a archaeological museum for what is no doubt one of the Maya World's most beautiful as well as perhaps the best-preserved and most-studied archaeological sites.
There are four international airports operating in Honduras:
• Toncontín International Airport (Airport Code: TGU) in Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, is served by American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Iberia, SolAir and TACA.
• Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (Airport Code: SAP) in San Pedro Sula, the country’s industrial capital, is served by American Airlines, Continental Airlines, SolAir, TACA and COPA.
• Golosón International Airport (Airport Code: LCE)in La Ceiba on the Honduran North Coast is served by TACA.
• Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (Airport Code: RTB) on the island of Roatan in the Bay Islands is served by SolAir, TACA, American Airlines and Continental Airlines, as well as a regularly scheduled charter from Milan on Lauda Air.
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Cendeno is one of the most popular swimming spots on the Gulf of Fonseca. It’s just 15 kilometers from the Punta Raton Wildlife Refuge, where sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach from August to November. The Pan-American Highway also leads to the scenic colonial villages of San Francisco and San Marcos de Colon, as well as San Lorenzo.
El Tigre Island is an extinct volcano that is now home to Amapala, once the most important port on Honduras’ Pacific coast. Today the village has turned to tourism as a base for its economy. The whole island is dotted with small hotels and beach attractions. The two largest are Playa Grande and Playa Negra, both of which are rapidly improving their infrastructure and access. Visit the Official Honduras Government Tourism Site for more information.
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Passport, Visa & Embassy Information
A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and depart Honduras. A visa is not required, but tourists must provide evidence of return or onward travel. Parents should not rely on birth certificates for travel of their children; rather, they should obtain U.S. passports for infants and minors born in the U.S. prior to travel. U.S. citizens are encouraged to carry a photocopy of their U.S. passports with them at all times so that if questioned by local officials, proof of identity and U.S. citizenship are readily available.
Honduras maintains an embassy in the United States at 3007 Tilden Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel. 202-966-7702).
The U.S. Embassy in Honduras is located on Avenida La Paz, Tegucigalpa (tel.: 011-504-2369320; faxes: general--011-504-236-9037, USAID--011-504-236-7776, PAS--011-504-236-9309, Military Group--011-504-233-6171, Commercial Section--011-504-238-2888, Consulate--011-504-237-1792).
Consular Information Sheets and Travel Warnings also are available on the Consular Affairs Internet home page: http://travel.state.gov. Consular Affairs Tips for Travelers publication series, which contain information on obtaining passports and planning a safe trip abroad, are on the Internet and hard copies can be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, telephone: 202-512-1800; fax 202-512-2250.
Travelers can check the latest health information with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. A hotline at 877-FYI-TRIP (877-394-8747) and a web site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm give the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations or requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries.
U.S. citizens who are long-term visitors or traveling in dangerous areas are encouraged to register their travel via the State Department’s travel registration web site at https://travelregistration.state.gov or at the Consular section of the U.S. embassy upon arrival in a country by filling out a short form and sending in a copy of their passports. This may help family members contact you in case of an emergency.