Honduras is a democracy with a developing economy. The national language is Spanish, although English is often spoken in the Bay Islands. The climate is generally pleasant and temperate, with dry and wet seasons. The terrain ranges from mountainous to coastal beaches and jungle lowlands. Hotels and restaurants are generally adequate in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, the Bay Islands and the Copan ruins.
CRIME: The security situation in Honduras requires a high degree of caution. Many men in Honduras carry firearms and machetes, and disputes are sometimes settled with violence. Violent and petty crime are prevalent throughout the country. While crime affects everyone in Honduras, criminals have at times targeted tourists, particularly those coming from airports (a cycle of armed robberies followed by brief increases in police patrols) and hotels, as well as wealthy-looking residents in San Pedro Sula, Tela, Trujillo, and Tegucigalpa. Street crime is a principal concern, with thefts, including purse-snatching, pick-pocketing, assaults, and armed robberies on the rise in urban areas.
MEDICAL FACILITIES: Medical care in Honduras varies in quality. Although doctors are generally well trained, support staff and facilities are not up to western standards. Facilities for advanced surgical procedures are not available. The islands of Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja do not have a general surgery hospital. There is a decompression chamber on Roatan for divers. Travellers carrying prescription medicine should ensure that the medication is clearly labeled.
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