Honduras Travel Budget - Visit Honduras on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Honduras?

You should plan to spend around $57 (L1,411) per day on your vacation in Honduras. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (L313) on meals
  • $31 (L759) on local transportation
  • $29 (L703) on hotels

A one week trip to Honduras for two people costs, on average, $801 (L19,758). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Honduras cost?

A one week trip to Honduras usually costs around $401 (L9,879) for one person and $801 (L19,758) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Honduras on average costs around $801 (L19,758) for one person and $1,603 (L39,516) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Honduras will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Honduras on average costs around $1,717 (L42,339) for one person and $3,435 (L84,678) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Honduras?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Honduras is $401 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Honduras expensive to visit?

Honduras is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Central America, Honduras is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Central America for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as El Salvador, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Costa Rica.

For more details, see Is Honduras Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Honduras?

The average Honduras trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Honduras travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) L703 ($29)
Local Transportation 1 L759 ($31)
Food 2 L313 ($13)
Entertainment 1 L651 ($26)
Tips and Handouts 1 L12 - 36 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 L96 - 287 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Honduras is $14 (L351). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Honduras is $29 (L703). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Honduras

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Honduras based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $125. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Honduras is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $31 (L759) per person, per day, on local transportation in Honduras.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Honduras are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Honduras, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Water Taxi

Food Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Honduras can vary, the average cost of food in Honduras is $13 (L313) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Honduras should cost around $5.08 (L125) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Honduras is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Honduras typically cost an average of $26 (L651) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Honduras is $0.96 (L24) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Honduras is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Honduras is $0.48 (L12), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.76 (L191) on alcoholic beverages in Honduras per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Honduras
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.99 (L24) on bottled water in Honduras per day. The public water in Honduras is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Honduras On a Budget
Honduras Roatan, Honduras
Honduras is the second largest country in Central America and offers visitors far more diversity than many realize. It has colonial villages, ancient Maya ruins, natural parks, and the Bay Islands. It has a coastline on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides and is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.

In the larger cities such as Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Tela, and elsewhere you will find good amenities for tourists, but if you travel to the more rural and less frequented areas you will find basic accommodation and limited facilities.

A little bit of money can go a long way in Honduras. Prices are generally quite low, and if you're willing to pay slightly more you will find the quality of the hotel increases dramatically.

Honduras can be divided roughly into three areas. Caribbean Honduras offers the most beaches and port towns as well as the offshore islands and lowland jungle. The Honduran Highlands include the capital city as well as many of the Mayan ruins, mountains, and the old Spanish colonial hill towns. Pacific Honduras is the smallest region and includes the major Pacific ocean ports.

In recent years cruise lines have begun traveling to the Caribbean side of Honduras. With the cruise ships have come an influx of tourists and major infrastructure development. The dynamic and atmosphere of the islands have changed, but the diving and snorkeling remains superb. Outside of the coastal ports you'll find areas that remain untouched by these developments, but the coastline continues to rapidly evolve and change.
At A Glance
  • The inland areas in Honduras are mountainous while the coastal areas are generally flat. There is a short coastline along the Pacific side of the country but the Caribbean coastline is quite long. The temperature remains hot and humid throughout the entire year. You'll find the coolest temperatures in the higher elevations while the Caribbean coast gets frequent showers, particularly between the months of September and February.

  • Spanish is the primary language that is spoken in Honduras. You will find some people who speak English in the larger cities, but once you are in the more rural areas you're unlikely to find many English speakers. Those who work in the tourist industry generally speak some English as well.

  • Local handicrafts are popular souvenir options with tourists. The country is known for its Lenca ceramics, but there are also a variety of other cheap items available such as hand carved wooden boxes, hammocks, paintings, leather products, and hand woven fabrics. Some items come from neighboring countries, so if you're specifically looking for items made in Honduras be sure and inquire about the origin of the product. If you're spending time in San Pedro Sula, make sure you take a trip to El Mercado Guamilito where you'll find a wide selection of handicrafts at low prices.

  • One of the most popular regions to visit in Honduras is along the Caribbean Coast. There you will find the Bay Islands including Utila, Roatan, and Guanaja. This is an excellent place for scuba diving and snorkeling. If you're not a certified diver there are plenty of schools available that offer reputable programs. Also consider doing some hiking, kayaking, or wildlife viewing while you're in the area.

  • Many people travel to Honduras to participate in volunteer work. If you're participating in an organized volunteer program, make sure it is a reputable group that offers a genuine service to the people. Confirm where your money goes and ensure that you are not displacing local workers with your volunteer service.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Copan Ruinas: These ruins once formed one of the great centers of Mayan civilization dating over a thousand years ago. The ruins are found in western Honduras and are one of the country's major tourist attractions. There is a nearby town of the same name where you can find modern hotels and tourist facilities.

Roatan: This is one of the Honduras Bay Islands which is found in the Caribbean Sea. It's conveniently located near one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It remained a hidden gem for many years but has recently become a port of call for cruise ships. It's a popular scuba diving and snorkeling destination for many visitors.

Musuem of Anthropology and History: If you have a day or two in San Pedro Sula consider heading to this museum. It has a wide variety of items on display including pre-Columbian pottery, grinders, and more.

Popular Foods
Food in Honduras is a blend of African, Spanish, and indigenous flavors. It makes use of coconut more than many of the neighboring countries. You'll also find many different seafood dishes around the Bay Islands.

Plato Tipico: This is the most popular dish in Honduras and is commonly prepared for lunch. It includes rice, beef, fried beans and fried bananas and is sometimes served with chimol which is a fresh salsa that is made from tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cilantro and lime juice.

Baleadas: This dish includes a flour tortilla that is filled with refried beans, cheese, and a cream that is similar to sour cream. It sometimes includes an egg, avocado, or meat in the filling as well.

Enchiladas: Honduran enchiladas are different from those found in Mexico. The are made with flat tortillas that are fried and topped with beef, cheese and sauce.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.