Most international flights headed to Honduras stop at the largest airports, specifically Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Roatan, La Ceiba, and sometimes Guanaja. There are many airports in Honduras. However, not all Honduras airports have regularly scheduled flights. In fact, some small airports have no regularly scheduled passenger services.
Some regional airports in Honduras are only served by small "local" airlines, such as Islena, a division of Taca Airlines, which do not make their fares available to major travel web sites. For flights out of that sort of city, you would need to research which airlines serve the city and locate their web site or phone number by any means you have at your disposal.
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, often formerly known as Spanish Honduras, is a country in Central America, bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras and the Caribbean Sea, with Belize (formerly British Honduras) situated 50 miles (75 km) away, across the Gulf of Honduras.
Honduras has rain forests, cloud forests (which can rise up to nearly three thousand meters above sea level), mangroves, savannas and mountain ranges with pine and oak trees, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. In the Bay Islands are bottlenose dolphins, manta rays, parrot fish, schools of blue tang and whale shark.
The climate varies from tropical in the lowlands to temperate in the mountains. The central and southern regions are relatively hotter and less humid than the northern coast.
The Honduran territory consists mainly of mountains (81%), but there are narrow plains along the coasts, a large undeveloped lowland jungle La Mosquitia region in the northeast and the heavily populated lowland San Pedro Sula valley in the northwest.
The Pre-Columbian city of Copan is a locale in extreme western Honduras, in the department of Copan near the Guatemalan border. It is a major Maya city that flourished during the classic period (150-900 A.D). It has many beautiful carved inscriptions and stelae. The ancient kingdom, named Xukpi, flourished from the 5th century AD to the early 9th century, with antecedents going back to at least the 2nd century AD.
Natural resources include timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, shrimp, and hydropower.
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. Many people remain below the poverty line, and Honduras has suffered from years of high unemployment. Natural resources include timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, shrimp, and hydropower.
The population of Honduras is predominantly of Mestizo descent and Roman Catholic faith. Along the northern coast were until recently communities of English speakers who maintained a separate culture, as some islands and sections along the Caribbean coast were occupied by pirates and by the British at one time or another. Groups of Garifuna (people of mixed of Amerindian and African ancestry) live along the north coast and islands, where there are also many Afro-Latin Americans. ()