Introducing San Pedro Sula
'Bestowed' the title of the world's most dangerous city in 2012, San Pedro Sula's rep precedes it. Let's be clear – few travelers will want to linger long here: there are no sights, there's little cultural life, and the sultry climate can be oppressive.
The situation on the ground here is that most of the crime is gang-on-gang, so it's very rare for tourists to be targeted. Is San Pedro really more dangerous than Damascus or Mogadishu? Well, some zones obviously are violent, but you probably won't see them: the city remains doable for travelers for a day or two.
San Pedro is the business and industrial capital of Honduras. The nation's engine room, the city generates almost two-thirds of the country’s GDP, with thousands employed in giant maquila (clothes-weaving) factories. Its restaurants and nightlife arguably outstrip those in the capital.
And as San Pedro's international airport is Honduras' main entry point and its bus station a crucial hub for travellers, you're very likely to pass through.