Spanish is the most widely spoken language throughout Honduras. In larger cities and popular tourist destinations uch as Tegucigalpa or Bay Islands, you may find some English speaking locals. Outside of these areas, don’t count on finding many, if any, English speaking persons.


The Spanish name for Honduras is, República de Hondura. Or, the Republic of Honduras.

Time Zone

Honduras is in the Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -6 hours. No daylight saving time in 2008

Electricity and plugs




Honduras uses the typical US pronged outlets. This includes 110V/60Hz (two-prong North American plug).


The national unit of currency in Honduras is the Lempira (HNL; symbol L) and is equal 100 centavos. As with all other currency, the exchange rate fluctuates daily. As of now, the US Dollar is equal to L19.16 Lempira.

For an up to date exchange rate, check this conversion tool.

Banks and ATMs

ATMs can be found in most tourist destinations and “larger” cities throughout the country. Foreign debit cards can sometimes have problems with ATMs in Honduras, so have a backup.

Most all banks in Honduras will cash travelers checks without any problem. These are your best source of backup funds.

Banks have the best exchange rate, but most money exchangers on the street will charge about the same amount as the banks.

Using the telephone

If you’re calling Honduras from the United States:

  1. 011 – US exit code; must be dialed first for all international calls made from the USA or Canada
  2. 504 – country code for Honduras
  3. phone number – 7 digits
  4. US to Honduras international dialing format : 011 + 504 + ??? ????

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