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Dec 20, 2016
Category: General
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The proposed gateway to a planned interoceanic canal shows little sign of activity but locals say Chinese experts have visited recently and work will start soon.

Oct 29, 2016
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EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean, ensuring that fewer younger fish will be caught

Jul 29, 2016
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The Utila Ferry War is Over.
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Cell Phone

  • Cell Phone Providers

Claro
Claro is also known as América Móvil. If you plan to call the United States while in Honduras, a Claro prepaid cell phone is easiest. You can purchase a phone for approximately $10 and add minutes as needed. Claro offers promotions for double, triple, and quadruple minutes (saldo) on certain days, and those bonus minutes can be used to call the United States as well. Texting can be more pricey than calls, so check the cost before messaging.

Tigo
Tigo Mobil Services (formerly Telefónica Celular, S.A. – CELTEL) provides an internet modem which most consider to be the best for reception. It costs roughly L700 or about $38 at the Tigo store, and one month internet runs about L500 or roughly $27. There are other packages available depending on usage, for instance, if may want more than the basic plan if you use Skype or repeatedly download large files.

Digicel
Digicel is owned by Claro, but operates independently. Digicel offers free text messages (up to 100 per month) to any Digicel cellular phone if you use Digicel’s website to send the message. This service is exclusively for Digicel customers to send messages to other Digicel customers. The first time you use the service you will need to register. When you register, the system sends you a message with your password. You can change your password at any time. (If you forget your password, go to the login page, enter your Digicel number, and the system will send you a message with your password.) To protect your privacy, your password is stored in a secure database that agents can not access. Once registered, you can enter your Digicel number and your password at any time to send messages.

Hondutel
Hondutel is owned and operated by the Honduran government.

  • How to Send Free Text Messages

While you are away from your family and friends you can send free text messages to your family, friends and loved ones in Honduras Free from your computer, smart phone or tablet PC. Tigo, Claro and Digicel the top cell phone providers in Honduras offer free internet web pages that allow you to simply key in your name or alias along with the cell phone number you wish to send an SMS message to in
Honduras; type in your txt message and walla, your text message is sent to the cell phone in Honduras instantly.


There is no need for you to download anything, this SMS service is completely free of charge to you and the person you send the text message to.


Just choose the appropriate Honduras Cell phone provider and enjoy sending as many free SMS messages you wish 24 hours a day.

The nice thing about this way of texting is that besides being free, if you are really into texting, you can type much faster on your computer than you can on your cell phone as well as you can do this from your office and look like you are still working!

Travel and Tourism

  • Travel Tips and Guides to Tourist Attractions

Amapala

is a municipality in the Honduran department of Valle.

It is formed by El Tigre Island and its satellite islets and rocks in the Gulf of Fonseca. It has an area of 75.2 km² and a population of 2,482 as of the census of 2001 (of which 4 people were living on Isla Comandante). Thanks to a natural deep channel, and despite lacking modern infrastructure, Amapala long served as the main Honduran port in the Pacific Ocean.

Beginning in the late 19th century, Amapala was gradually replaced by the port of San Lorenzo on the mainland. A description of the town in 1881 can be found in the book A Lady's Ride Across Spanish Honduras by Mary Lester (a.k.a. Mary Soltera). It was intended to be the capital of the Republic of Central America in the late 1890s.

Cayos Cochinos

The Cayos Cochinos or Cochinos Cays are a group of two small islands (15°58′18.99″N 86°28′31.34″W) (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 more small coral cays situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras. Although geographically separate, they belong to the Bay Islands department and are part of Roatán municipality. The population numbered 108 at the 2001 census. The total land area measures about 2 km².

The islands are a Marine Protected Area and are managed by the Honduran Coral Reef Foundation. The coral reef here is part of the world's second largest coral reef system known as the Meso-American Barrier Reef. There is a scientific research station on Cayo Menor, the smaller of the two main islands in the system.

National Geographic writes, "The waters around this collection of coral cays are a marine biologist's dream: protected by the government, off-limits to commercial divers and fishermen, and busy with creatures that may not yet have names." "The Cayos Cochinos reefs are the least disturbed ecosystem in the Bay Islands," says Dr. Matthias Hammer, founder of Biosphere Expeditions.

Choluteca 

Choluteca is a municipality and the capital city of the Honduran department of the same name. Situated in southern Honduras between El Salvador and Nicaragua, the city is generally considered the regional center of southern Honduras and is a major transit point on the Pan-American Highway. It boasts a major bus station and is home to the regional light (ENEE) and water (SANAA) utilities. The city is located on the Choluteca River,[1] near the center of the department. An arching silver bridge crosses the river into the city. The bridge, built in the 1930s by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, survived the severe Hurricane Mitch of 1998, although the road it was connected to did not.

Choluteca's population of around 100,000 makes either the fourth or fifth largest city in the country, depending on the source. It is also the only major Honduran city on the Pan-American Highway. It is considered to be the second hottest city in Honduras after Nacaome.

Comayagua 

Comayagua (Spanish pronunciation: [komaˈʝaɣwa]), some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula at an elevation of 1,949 feet (594 m) above sea level.

In 2003 the estimated population was 60,000 people. It is the capital of the Comayagua department of Honduras. The city is noted for its wealth of Spanish Colonial architecture. The central square has a cathedral with the oldest clock in the Americas

Copan

 Copán Ruinas is a municipality in the Honduran department of Copán. The town, located close to the Guatemalan border, is a major gateway for tourists traveling to the Pre-Columbian ruins of Copán. The Copán ruins house a UN World Heritage site and are renowned for the hieroglyphic staircase, stellae, and museum.

Gracias

Gracias (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡɾasjas]) is a small Honduran town/municipality that was founded in 1536, and is the capital of Lempira Department.
It has a population of approximately 25,000 people (12,000 in the urban center). It is found in the mountainous centre of western Honduras.

Guanaja

Guanaja is one of the Bay Islands of Honduras and is in the Caribbean. It is about 70 kilometres (43 mi) off the north coast of Honduras, and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the island of Roatan. One of the cays off Guanaja, also called Guanaja or Bonnaca or Low Cay (or just simply, The Cay), is near the main island, and contains most of the approximately 10,000 people who live in Guanaja. The densely populated cay has been described as the Venice of Honduras because of the waterways that run through it.[citation needed] The other two main settlements on Guanaja are Mangrove Bight and Savannah Bight. Smaller settlements include East End and North East Bight.
The primary source of income for the islanders is fishing and shrimping. Tourism is confined to a handful of small resorts that cater to divers, snorkelers and adventure travelers. The island's warm, clear waters support an extensive coral reef that is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and second only to the Great Barrier Reef off the coasts of Australia. Currently, there is still access to fresh water on Guanaja, and several waterfalls can be seen.

La Ceiba


La Esperanza


Lake Yojoa


La Moskitia


Ocotepeque


Olancho


Omoa


Puerto Cortes


Roatan


San Lorenzo


Santa Barbara


Santa Rosa de Copan


Siguatepeque


San Pedro Sula


Tegucigalpa


Tela


Trujillo


Utila


Valle de Angeles

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