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Southern Honduras/Honduras

Introducing Southern Honduras

Honduras touches the Pacific with a 124km coastline on the Golfo de Fonseca. This perpetually (often infernally) hot coastal plain is dominated by agribusinesses: sugarcane, African Palm plantations and shrimp farms.

It's a much traveled region (the Interamericana crosses through Honduras here), though there's little of interest to travelers – except perhaps Isla de Tigre, which has some charm. If you're only in transit, it's less than three hours by bus between the borders of El Salvador and Nicaragua. Heading east to Nicaragua you're sure to pass through the large city and transport hub of Choluteca, which has little to detain you, though there are plentiful banks and facilities.