If you come to San Pedro Sula, you must not leave without trying the famous baleadas, a flour tortilla with fried beans and cheese or butter. The best place to it them is Super Baleadas.
In Honduras, purchasing any kind of item will incur a sales tax charge of 12 percent. Drinks in bars incur a 15 percent alcohol tax.
With its economic and business strength, San Pedro Sula is known as an industrial city for a good reason. But the city has a lighter, scenic side too, and the inhabitants are generally warm-hearted and very helpful.
It is not mandatory but a gratuity is generally 10 percent. You do not need to tip taxi drivers.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Honduras means 'deep waters' and was the name given to the country by Christopher Columbus because he landed in a deep bay off the north coast.
The nation's currency is named after our country's national hero. Lempira was the 16th-century leader of the first revolution against the Spanish conquistadores.
Primera Calle and Tercera Avenida
The oldest streets in San Pedro Sula are First Street (Primera Calle) and Third Avenue (Tercera Avenida). They divide the city between north and south. Avenida Circunvalacion is considered the city's centre.
Hondurans are called CATRACHOS, this word comes from 1857. In that time, General Florencio Xatruch was ordered to fight William Walker soldiers in order to maintain peace in Central America, so Florencio´s soldiers were called xatruches, the word changed during the following years, until it became catracho.
Temperatures in San Pedro Sula can reach as high as 40 C during the Summer. Overall we get high temperatures and humid weather year round.
WHAT TO PACK
You'll find US dollars are the most convenient and efficient currency to use. Not all currencies can be exchanged at the local banks.
Overall, year round, we get high temperatures and humid weather. You'd be surprised how many guests don't bring appropriate clothing, so this is a gentle reminder to pack accordingly.
Time permitting, you really can't visit Honduras without experiencing its many beaches and hiking trails. Make sure you bring appropriate clothing for our great outdoors.