Honduras Christmas Travel Tips

Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in Honduras. As such, you will find that many families are traveling to their home towns and that travel can be hectic. Amazingly, hotels are not busy over the Christmas Holiday. The opposite is true over the New Year’s Holiday. Christmas is a holiday meant to spend with the family, whereas New Years is a holiday to spend with friends.

There is no doubt that the most important dates for Christmas in Honduras are Christmas day and New Years day. These two holidays are “sacred”. Even the transportation companies in Honduras close for the day. Thus, our most significant Honduras Christmas Travel Tips recommend that you make sure not plan to use public transportation on those dates. You will find that local airlines, ferry transportation and even intercity public bus service does not operate!

This leads to our second most important Honduras Christmas Travel Tips. Plan for extra busy and overcorwded transportation services the day before and the day after these holidays. If you are driving a rented car, you will find the highways quiet on Christmas Day and New Years Day. But, traffic will be horrific on the days before and after. Allow for plenty of time to get to your destination.  Especially if you need to get to the airport to catch a flight!

A couple of years ago, a gentleman showed up at the La Ceiba airport to catch a flight to Tegucigalpa on New Year’s Day. He had a scheduled flight to leave from Tegucigalpa to the USA at 7:00 am the next day. Upon arriving at the airport, he soon learned there were no flights that day. The first flight out of La Ceiba was at 7:00 am the next day. There was no way he could catch his flight, unless…   ….he managed to get to Tegucigalpa that day. He ended up hiring a taxi to take him the 400 km to Tegucigalpa.  Talk about a stressful way to start the New Year!

Although hotels are quiet over Christmas, this is not the case for New Years. This is one of the busiest dates for hotels in holiday destinations. Because of this, it is a good idea to make sure that you make reservations in advance. Nothing worse than spending your precious vacation time going from hotel to hotel looking for a decent room!

Another thing to keep in mind is that many restaurants close on both of those dates. This means that your options will be limited. As a general rule, restaurants in the hotels will be open. The same applies to the different fast food franchises. This is something to keep in mind if you are in Honduras for these holidays!

I hope these Honduras Christmas travel tips are useful! Use them to help you plan and enjoy your vacations to the fullest!  Above all, enjoy your Christmas holiday in Honduras. Always remember to have a designated driver so that you can celebrate without worries. Happy holidays!