Currency

Lempira (L)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than L1000

  • Dorm bed: L240
  • Double room in a budget hotel: L400
  • Simple meal: L80–120
  • Bus tickets: L20–250

Midrange: L1000–2000

  • Double room in a midrange hotel: L800
  • Diving course: L7000–8000
  • Admission to museums: L25–100
  • Short taxi trip: L100–200

Top end: More than L2000

  • Double room in a top-end hotel: L1800
  • Internal flight: L2000–3500
  • Long-distance taxi journey: L1000
  • Dinner in a top-end restaurant: L600

Bargaining

Crafts are fairly rare in Honduras, so you won’t have to haggle while shopping. Prices for many services are fixed, so there shouldn’t be any need to bargain: in large cities, for example, both colectivos and private taxis have a single fixed price for rides around town. Ask at your hotel what taxis should cost – if you get in knowing what the price should be, most drivers won’t argue.

Money

ATMs are dotted about the city: at the airport, on the northeast corner of Parque Central, in the Hedman Alas bus terminal and in the shopping malls.

Banco Atlántida Has a 24-hour ATM.

Citibank One of several banks here.

HSBC Has an ATM.

Exchanging money can be difficult in Tegucigalpa as most money changers will only accept crisp, unmarked 50 and 100 US dollar bills.