Yesterday, Friday, January 12th, a political protest in Tegucigalpa turned violent. When it became obvious to those violent protesters that they would not be able to gain access and attack the old Presidential Palace. That is when they turned on the nearest iconic building nearby. This happens to be the Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel.
safety in Honduras
The good news is that the Bay Islands of Honduras are not part of this curfew. This means that travelers and residents of the Bay Islands of Utila, Guanaja and Roatan can go on with life as usual. Yes you understood correctly: there is no curfew in Utila!
This morning Honduras woke up to the news that a curfew is in place between 6 pm and 6 am. What does this news of a curfew in Honduras mean to you? How does it affect you if you are traveling in Honduras? In my personal opinion, it is good news for all.
Fodor’s, one of the leading travel publishers in the world, just came up with a list of destinations not to visit in 2018. They call in the Fodor’s No List. Unsurprisingly, they have added Honduras to that list. How wrong they are. They should have done their homework!
Many travelers that are exploring Central America are set on not visiting Honduras. The main reason is that they have read that Honduras is not safe. The truth, is that there are many safe destinations in Honduras that you can visit without a problem or putting yourself at risk.
Let’s face it, Honduras has a terrible safety reputation. The USA government issues travel warnings that are completely out of place and scare travelers. Honduran press does not help.
Yes when you visit Honduras, you have an insurance policy that will take care of medical expenses for as much as $7,000 US per person!
Is San Pedro Sula the murder capital of the World? The truth is that a news article titled “San Pedro Sula, the Murder Capital of the World” is catchy. It also makes any press correspondent sound as a brave professional willing to risk his life for a good story.
Honduras, just like any other country in the World, can be dangerous. It can also be safe. One thing is a fact, tourists are not specifically targeted at all. Tourist areas, such as hotels, national parks, beaches and airports are safe.
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If you are planning a vacation to Honduras, and would like to visit Copan Ruinas, Lake Yojoa, Tela, La Ceiba or the Bay Islands, your chances of getting Zika are almost nil!