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Honduras Guidebooks

Top Honduras Travel Guides


Honduras has tons to offer every kind of traveler, from budget to luxury, beach bum to birdwatcher. While internet-based Honduras travel guides are great (hi there!) for pre-trip preparations, it's also ideal to pack a Honduras guidebook or two in your backpack, suitcase or ebook reader. Here's a selection of top Honduras travel guidebooks for your next Honduras vacation.

1. Moon Honduras & the Bay Islands

Published in December 2012, Moon Honduras & the Bay Islands is an updated and comprehensive Honduras guidebook.

"Experienced traveler and author Amy E. Robertson provides honest insight into the best Honduras has to offer, from exploring the Bay Islands to hiking the trails of Sierra de Agalta. Robertson also includes unique travel itineraries, such as Caribbean Sun and Sand, Historic Honduras, and Adventure Hiking. With expert advice on how to make the most of a trip to this Caribbean destination, Moon Honduras & the Bay Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience."

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2. Lonely Planet Honduras & The Bay Islands

Lonely Planet Honduras and The Bay Islands is a decent guidebook for backpackers, budget travelers, and those with a moderate level of travel cash to spare.

"Whether you want to dive into the deep blue off the coast of the Bay Islands, explore the forests and cobblestoned coffee towns of La Ruta Lenca or tramp around the ancient Mayan temples of Copan, this 2nd edition gives you all you need to enjoy the best of Honduras… This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip."

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3. Fodor's Honduras & the Bay Islands

Whether you're visiting Honduras's Bay Islands, the country's mainland, or both, Fodor's Honduras & the Bay Island is a quality guide to help you explore.

"Hit the ground running with convenient overviews of each region, along with advice on where to get the best seafood, suggestions for top cruises and dive spots, and tips for making the most of your time… Unique photo-features impart the country’s culture, including fabulous local food, impressive Mayan ruins, and indigenous Garífuna villages."

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4. Moon Spotlight Bay Islands

For those just traveling to Honduras's Bay Islands, Moon Spotlight Bay Islands is a slim volume excerpted from Moon Honduras, covering Roatan, Utila and Guanaja.

"Moon Spotlight Honduras Bay Islands is a 65-page compact guide covering the best of the Bay Islands… This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation. Helpful maps guide travelers through the lush forests and sun-kissed beaches of this emerging travel destination."

5. Frommer's Honduras

For the mid-range and higher-end traveler, Frommer's Honduras is a decent guidebook choice.

"With detailed information on the best beaches and dive sites in the Bay Islands, the Mayan history of Copán, and the spectacular hiking and birdwatching opportunities of the country's plentiful national parks, this book includes thoroughly researched reviews of reputable accommodations, dining recommendations, and suggested itineraries. It is an essential companion for outdoor enthusiasts, cultural explorers and those looking to explore this fast-developing destination."

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6. Bay Islands 411

Bay Islands 411 (full name: Bay Islands 411: Vacation and Living Guide for Roatan, Utila and Guanaja, Bay Islands of Honduras) is a 2011 guidebook that covers Honduras's Bay Islands.

"A vacation, living and business guide for the Bay Islands of Honduras: Roatan the largest island, Utila, Guanaja and Cayos Cochinos. These Caribbean islands are located in the Bay of Honduras, south of Cancun, next to Guatemala and close to Belize. They are the last Caribbean islands where it is still possible to have a low cost vacation and establish a business cheaply! Add to that some real treasure hunting, and you have the perfect setting for an exciting adventure!"

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