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1. Posted by travelwide (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

travelwide has indicated that this thread is about Honduras

am thinking of undertaking voluntary work in Honduras and am wanting to find out views on how safe it may be, especially for females who have little knowledge of language and would stand out?

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 10y

Hi
I travelled Honduras this year(no sponola) and their was lots of European girls travelling on their own,most of them stayed in hostels and met plenty of other travellers to go out with at night.
I think Honduras has seen more than its fair share of travellers and you will just be another one!!!and not standing out
I dont know where your first stop is but to get a feel of Honduras where their is plenty of spanish languge schools and plenty of travellers go,go to a place called Copan and have a few days and nights enjoying its friendly vibes then go up to Omoa or Puerto Cortes on the Carribbean coast for a few days and by then you will be a seasoned traveller.
Book up and make the move and never say I wish;
Have great fun and enjoy your travels.
al de bes

3. Posted by scarlet (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi,
So glad someone started this thread

Im thinking of doing my elective in Honduras during the summer of 2006 and I was also curious as to the safety of travelling as a single female, travelled all over before now but it will be my first time to South America

Is there anything I should know - any recommendations of where to go

p.s. massive fan of scuba diving ;)

4. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Honduras is a big country...where in Honduras?...the most dangerous areas are the industrial city of San Pedro Sula and nearby cities on the North (Carib.) Coast like La Cieba (at night), the capital Tegucigalpa is ok but it's neighboring or twin city of Comayaguela (the u has an umlaut) is quite dangerous, rural areas and small towns are generally very safe, especially once your there and known by locals. All the big cities in Central America and Mexico now have pandilleros or gang members, many deported from the US or influenced by US Gangs, however you will rarely encounter them unless you wander into marginal or slum areas of the cities or again, wander around cities at night. Message me and I'll give you the definitive Honduran Travel site. Also, we have a volunteer project in neighboring Nicaragua, outside the capital city of Managua now per capita the safest country in Central America (Most of what happens to visitors is never publicized in Costa Rica as their "paradise" may be tarnished).

5. Posted by makcha (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I definitely recommend Omoa. It's relaxed, there's a massive spanish fort in the middle of town, the locals are super-friendly and you can buy fresh fish at the beach.