Each hotel room has a safe for your use – which is strongly recommended. It is recommended you store any electronics (i.e. tablets, laptops, etc.) as well as your wallet/money, your passport (and photocopies), and other valuables.
How much money should I bring?
It is recommended you bring $200-300 USD, depending on your desire to spend. Everyone will be required to pay for five (5) meals + tips on their own (estimated at $10-20 each). The required Departure Tax is $40 USD. Your personal spending (hotel room charges and souvenirs) will vary, but it is recommended you bring $100-150 USD to be on the safe side.
Can I use my credit or debit card while in Honduras?
Certainly! Many, if not all, establishments accept all major credit cards. It is strongly recommended you place a travel advisory on your bankcards and credit cards to monitor any potential fraud or suspicious activity (even if you do not plan to use them). You can use some bankcards and/or credit cards, but you may in incur a foreign transaction fee – check with your financial institute for details.
To prevent credit card fraud, most financial institutions, if unaware of your travel arrangements, will put a hold on your cards after the first foreign transaction. So, if you do plan to use your credit card or debit card oversees, be sure you inform your financial institute of your travel plans.
Should I exchange money, and if so, when?
Nearly every establishment we visit (hotel, shops, restaurants, etc.) accept the US Dollar. However, your change will be given in Lempira.
You do not need to exchange money ahead of time; you can do this at the hotel after check-in. You will avoid any exchange fees this way, too.
What is the exchange rate?
–On August 17,2017–
1 USD =23.3579 HNL; however, this can fluctuate with changes in the economy.
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