Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras and was briefly known as Tegus. The official language is Spanish. The city has large mineral deposits and there is no railway. Transportation is mostly provided by planes, buses and tuktuks.
In Tegucigalpa a tropical climate is experienced. The way it is geographically located surrounded by high mountains, it can be cooler than cities that are also in a tropical climate zone due to its altitude. While the average temperature is measured around 23 degrees throughout the year, heavy rains are seen between the months May and October. The best time to visit the city is considered to be between the months November through to February.
Los Dolores Palace and Church, Saint Michael's Church, National Museum, La Tigra Park, El Picacho Park and Legislativo Palace are among the places you may want to visit during your trip. You can buy local products and souvenirs from shops on Miguel Cervantes Street. You can buy ceramic gifts, local clothes and jewelery, coffee or cigars.
As long as you are in the city, you will see many restaurants where you can try local dishes. Made from familiar ingredients such as minced meat, flour, rice, beef, and beans, tamale, baleada and carne asada are classic tastes. Also local beers of the city can be tried. In the city you can also find different tropical fruits. If you are one of those who do not like to take risks with your food there are many world renowned fast food chains that have branches in the city. In Tegucigalpa night life is not very active and it is recommended for your safety that you choose large and well-known places in central locations.
Tegucigalpa is not a very safe city. Especially events like snatching and pickpocketing are common. Tourists especially are advised not to be alone in the late hours and to wander into deserted places. Be careful and do not to keep large amounts of cash on you and do not wear valuable jewellery. When using taxis and tuktukas, you should definitely agree on your destination and negotiate the fee before boarding.
Citizens of the Republic of Turkey who want to visit Tegucigalpa to have a tropical and exotic experience, do not require a visa.
It is possible to reach Tegucigalpa city center from Toncontin International Airport in 10-15 minutes by using a taxi or renting a car. If you have enough time and want to reduce your transportation cost, you can get on a bus. In addition, some hotels in the city also offer airport shuttle service for their guests.
Taxis are waiting for their customers at the exit of the airport. You can reach the city center in about 10 minutes by using a taxi. You can agree on the taxi fare before getting on any taxi. In this way, you will not pay more than necessary.
You can rent a car at the airport for a comfortable travel. You can reach the city center after a 5-km travel on the highway CA-5 with the car you will rent at the airport. While driving, be careful not to drive around deserted places and go away from the center especially at night hours.
Some accommodation centers in Tegucigalpa offer airport shuttle service for their guests. In addition, this service is for free in some hotels. Contact your hotel in advance to find out if they offer airport shuttle service and whether you need to pay an additional amount for this service. If it is suitable for you, you can reach your hotel effortlessly by informing your arrival time and making a reservation in advance.
There is a bus stop located about 1 km away from the airport. If your luggage is not heavy, you can walk to the stop and take the buses going to the city center from here. In this way, you can reduce your transportation costs. However, you should remember that it is better not to use the buses at late hours.Last Updated: 20 Nov 2016
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