Let us face it, after two months of lock-down in most of the World, we are all looking forward to escaping on an idyllic vacation. I can imagine few places as idyllic as the Bay Islands of Honduras. But are the Bay Islands of Honduras Covid-19 free? Are they safe to visit? Are they open for business again?
safety in Honduras
Because of miss conceptions about safety in Honduras, many of the more conservative flashpackers traveling through Central America traditionally skipped Honduras. However, there are now even more serious concerns about Nicaragua.
For years, San Pedro Sula earned the title of the “Murder Capital of the World”. At one point it had over 110 homicides per 100,000 persons. This year, the homicide rate has fallen to just over 51 homicides per 100,000 persons. This means that it has dropped from the number 3 most violent city in the World to number 26!
Yesterday, Friday, January 12th, a political protest in Tegucigalpa turned violent. When it became obvious to those violent protesters that they would not be able to gain access and attack the old Presidential Palace. That is when they turned on the nearest iconic building nearby. This happens to be the Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel.
Many travelers that are exploring Central America are set on not visiting Honduras. The main reason is that they have read that Honduras is not safe. The truth, is that there are many safe destinations in Honduras that you can visit without a problem or putting yourself at risk.