Is Internet Access in Honduras Easy or Not?
The answer is yes: internet access in Honduras is easy! In today’s globalized world, we cannot imagine traveling to a place, near or far, if there is no access to the internet, or if this is difficult and spotty. Because of this, any traveler to Honduras wants to know if he will be able to easily connect with the world via internet.
The good news is that regardless of the fact that Honduras does not have the highest access to internet for the regular citizen; internet access in Honduras for tourists and travelers is fairly easy and consistent throughout the country.
Take for example the larger cities, such as Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Comayagua, Tela, El Progreso, Santa Rosa de Copan and Copan Ruinas to mention a few. All of these are covered by a government program called “Internet para el Pueblo” or Internet for the people, where wifi service is free at all of the central parks and plazas. This has given new life to the town squares and parks throughout Honduras, where locals, mostly kids, come to connect to the free wifi service and communicate with their friends and family that live abroad. Usually, the parks fill up in the afternoons, when kids are out of school and when adults are out from their work to hook up, so if you want to make use of this service, try early in the morning for fewer users, which translates into faster service! As a general rule, it is a bad idea to be sitting alone anywhere with an expensive ipad or tablet, so look for places where there are people and even better, security officers around. In the end, chances are that the hotel or hostel where you are staying offer complimentary wifi service and you will not need to go to the park.
In addition, most of the destinations visited by tourists have businesses that offer free wifi for their customers. You can get free wifi at all the fast food chains, such as Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King and Popeye’s, Dunkin Donuts and Church’s Chicken, etc.
Heck, even in places that are somewhat remote, such as those in the Cangrejal River Valley, within Pico Bonito National Park, you will find small hotels and resorts, such as La Villa de Soledad B&B that offer free, high speed wifi for free to their guests!
Unless you are traveling to remote locations, such as the Moskito Coast, Internet access in Honduras is easily available and mostly free!