Rooms in Honduras range from five-star luxury spreads in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and the Bay Islands where you will be waited on hand and foot to a straw pallet in a hut in rural mountain areas. Most places to stay are somewhere in between, and vary in price mainly according to whether or not rooms come with fans, a/c, TV, private bathroom, and extra amenities. One new development is several ecolodges, from the luxurious to the backpacker, springing up in the beautiful countryside around La Ceiba and in the Mosquitia. Let’s hope the trend continues, as this is just the sort of place Honduras could use more of. Lower-priced hostels for international travelers are also starting to become more common.
Tax on hotel rates is a whopping 16 percent. As a general rule, the tax is included in the rate in lower-end establishments, and added to the quoted rate at more expensive places. There are, of course, always many exceptions to any rule. For ease of comparison, we have calculated the tax for those who do not included it in their quotes, and added it in. Note: Some establishments charge the tax only if you are paying by credit card, not if you pay with cash.
Camping is possible and safe in many rural areas (always ask first), but designated campsites and RV hookups are nearly nonexistent.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition