Travelers with Disabilities
Anyone traveling with a disability in Honduras will quickly realize that there are very few allowances made for anyone less mobile. The international chain hotels in the major cities are the best bets for wheelchair-friendly rooms (one lovely exception is La Casa Rosada in Copán Ruinas, which does have one wheelchair-accessible room).
Internal travel by plane or bus can be a challenge, although flight attendants on local puddle-jumpers are certainly accustomed to helping those with physical disabilities on and off the planes. Hiring a van with a driver is an easy option in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, and Roatán.
Given that medical care is not on a par with that in the United States, any kind of emergency could be much more difficult to address.
Flying Wheels Travel (U.S. tel. 877/451-5006, www.flyingwheelstravel.com) is a full-service travel agency that can make customized travel plans for travelers with disabilities who are traveling with able-bodied companions.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition