Honduras

Surrounded by the Carribean Sea, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Salvador and the Pacific Ocean, Honduras occupies an area surface of 112 090 square km. Honduras has 820 km of coasts. The Cerro Las Minas, 2870 m high, is the country’s highest peak and is located in the west. Among the natural resources, there are gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ores, antimony and coal. Through the access to the sea, Honduras has an important fishing activity.

It has many isles, cayes and small islands whose the most important are the Bahía Islas and the Swan Islands. Honduras is also bordered in the east by Nicaragua, in the west by Guatemala in the south by the Fonseca golf, Salvador and Nicaragua.

Honduras has natural wealth’s that deserve to be known. The Bahía archipelago is above all famous for bordering its large coral reef (the second in the world). It is also one of the cheaper diving spots in the world ! In Honduras, many parks and natural reserves in the mountains, in the forests, by the sea, the riverside, are ideal for many outdoors activities like hiking, bike and horse rides, rafting, canoe and zip line courses… the Platano forest for example was nominated to figure among the New7Wonders of the World.

Basic products Prices in Euros / Honduran Lempira
1L of water (botel) 0,71 € / 17 HNL
1 meal (2 dishes) 3,41 € / 86 HNL
1 bus ticket 0,4 € / 10 HNL

Honduras is not only a matter of beautiful landscapes : the Maya Empire represented by the great legacy of the Copán Ruinas, treasure of the Central America civilization is today considered as one of the most important archeological resources of this time, especially given the almost intact bas-reliefs that represent the history of this fascinating civilization. We talk there about an ancient population with an advanced culture and majestic constructions that disappeared little by little after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. About this, the colonial heritage also marks the country’s culture as well as the traditions of the ten ethnic groups present throughout the country (the Lencas, Garifunas, Miskitos…).

Vaccine and specific advice :

Find out what vaccines are recommended for the country and what are the diseases preventive and/or treatment measures on site.

Checklist :

Vaccine renewal, country-specific vaccinations: 1-3 months before leaving

Visit your doctor or specialist for any health problem, repeat of medical prescriptions, contraception, to have a sufficient initial stock of drugs, adjustment of dosages. Moreover, you will need to send your coordinator a certificate from your doctor certifying that you are well able to participate in an international volunteer project.

Dentist: a dental check-up can be useful before you leave !

The Isla de la Bahia fundation is a NGO legally registered since October 2008 that fights against the maintaining and protection of natural resources of the Islas de la Bahia department in Honduras and emphasizes on the protection of endemic species and their habitat with the help of local communities. Our partner want to be the main organization in the field of scientific research, species conservation and important ecosystems in the Islas de la Bahia department.

With regard to obtaining a visa and entry requirements, we invite you to contact the embassy in question :

Embassy of Honduras in the UK :

4th Floor, 136 Baker Street
London W1U 6UD
United Kingdom
TELEPHONE (+44) 20 7486 4880
FAX (+44) 20 7486 4550
EMAIL hondurasuk@lineone.net

WEBSITE www.hondurasembassyuk.co.uk

Embassy of Honduras in the USA : 

3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 4-M
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States
TELEPHONE (+1) 202 966 7702
(+1) 202 966 2604
FAX (+1) 202 966 9751
EMAIL consulado.washington@hondurasemb.org

WEBSITE www.hondurasemb.org

Embassy of Honduras in Canada : 

130 Albert Street, Suite 805
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
Canada
TELEPHONE (+1) 613 233 8900
(+1) 613 733 6437
FAX (+1) 613 232 0193
EMAIL ambassador@embassyhonduras.hn

WEBSITE www.embajadahondurasencanada.hn

List of projects available in Honduras