Honduras: Quintessential Caribbean
Honduras has 367 miles of Caribbean coastline on the mainland alone. Towns along the coast offer hospitable, waterfront living, with a mountainous backdrop—and property prices are often lower than those on the Bay Islands. But even on the Bay Islands you can still find good bargains if you know where to look…
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Capital City: Tegucigalpa
Climate: Subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains
Time Zone: GMT-6
Honduras wasn’t on our list of retirement destinations until International Living introduced us to the Bay Islands of Honduras in 2003. After checking out the islands, we knew this was the place for us and have since moved to Roatan (the largest of the Bay Islands). Below are just some of the reasons we love living here.
Look at the right places beyond our borders today, and you’ll find you have more good choices than ever for a comfortable – even a pampered – retirement. In any one of our top 19 havens for 2012, a lifestyle well beyond your reach in the States could be yours for pennies on the dollar. In this, our annual Global Retirement Index, we bring you the top choices available on the planet today.
- Most Exciting Haven: Entertainment and Amenities
Posted on December 20, 2011 by International Living
France came in joint second place in this category, thanks in large part to its rich, fascinating culture. But you don’t need number-crunchers to tell you its bon vivant lifestyle is special. Step off a plane and you’ll experience it first-hand. It’s impossible to enumerate the joy of lingering for hours over dinner and a bottle of red wine in a Parisian brasserie…
Quentin and Wyona McKay wanted to move to paradise. They wanted to exchange their hectic life for a simpler, more fulfilling one…to own their own business in an exotic tropical location and work for themselves doing something they enjoy.
Quentin and Wyona McKay wanted to move to paradise. They wanted to exchange their hectic life for a simpler, more fulfilling one…to own their own business in an exotic tropical location and work for themselves doing something they enjoy…
- Where to Start a Business Abroad: Our 7 Top Picks for the Year Ahead
Posted on October 27, 2011 by International Living
It might be a palapa bar on a white-sand beach, deep-sea ﬁshing tours, a restaurant, a surf shop, importing t-bone steaks, teaching English, making cheese, exporting art work…Whatever your idea, there’s a place overseas where you can make it a proﬁtable reality. But readers ask us all the time: Where is best? That’s why we’ve put together International Living’s ﬁrst-ever Business Index.
- Fish Tacos and Cocktails Surf-Side: Creating a Caribbean “Restaurant Dream”
Posted on October 27, 2011 by Steve Carr
While still in Canada, Daphne visualized her new life. She knew what it would look like when she found it. Taking vacations throughout Latin America, she evaluated each country as a possible location. Some were already too developed, others too remote with limited business opportunities, still others lacked the pristine beauty and relaxed quality of life she sought. Nothing seemed quite right. Then she found the island of Roatán, Honduras.
Out beyond the turquoise water, waves break on the reef. I’m standing on a white-sand beach looking at the Caribbean. Behind me, a gentle breeze rustles the thick foliage covering the hillsides. The occasional sway of the trees reveals sheltered shorefront homes just back from the sand.
There’s a lot going on in the world of real estate opportunities right now…too much to fit in my regular weekly alerts.
That’s why I’ve made a brief video report alerting you to important updates on Mexico’s Caribbean coast…the island of Roatan…Fortaleza’s next big thing…Ecuador’s north coast…and more.
- Protected: Real Estate Trend Alert Update: Nov. 5, 2010
Posted on November 5, 2010 by Ronan McMahon
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I’ve just returned from a scouting trip to Roatan—the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands. When I arrived on Roatan, I found was an island where everything had changed…and yet nothing had changed. Let me explain..
- Below-market Deals on Roatan—Up to 30% Off…For Now
Posted on July 21, 2010 by Joel and Anna Moskowitz
The market was clearly headed straight up in 2003 when we went to Roatan, Honduras, on an International Living tour.
- Below-market Deals on Roatan—up to 30% off…For Now
Posted on June 28, 2010 by International Living
When there is a disconnect between the public perception of a place and the reality on the ground, you’ll often find opportunity as an overseas property buyer.
- Take the Plunge: Three IL Subscribers Are Glad They Did
Posted on April 30, 2010 by International Living
Over the last 30 years, IL has helped many readers fulfill their dreams and move overseas. Below we profile three couples: Lifetime Members Anna and Joel have been living blissfully on the tropical island of Roatan for the past four years; Derek and Lesley have just quit their jobs and are leaving Canada in an RV, in search of Paradise; and Scot and Kristine have recently opened a new resort on Little Corn Island off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.
Lots of spas describe their facilities as retreats, but Santé Wellness Center truly is one. You arrive by boat, a warm trade wind ambling by and a quintessential Caribbean postcard before you: Tall green hills dense with growth, a ring of white sand, and a shock of turquoise water.
Five days after ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was removed from power and sent to Costa Rica in his pajamas, leaders of the coup vowed that he would never return to power, despite an ultimatum by the Organization of American States (OAS).
- From the Caribbean to the Greek Isles: Your dream beach hideaway awaits
Posted on September 25, 2008 by International Living
Discover your dream beach hideaway with International Living…
A few months ago, I wrote about a woman named Blue Abele. After attending IL’s first Import-Export conference, Blue created a website to sell her craft finds. (She’d previously sold to friends and at craft shows.) In the first week the website was up, she made $3,000 worth of sales.
If someone had told me three years ago that I would one day be living on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, I wouldn’t have believed them. Why would I ever want to live outside the United States? My husband, Ordin, and I had left our Naturopathic Clinic in Florida to follow our dream of moving to Hawaii. We were there for six years, until one Christmas morning the winds of fate announced it was time to move on.
- The Honduran mainland–a mixed-bag of Caribbean beachfront, cloud forest retreats, and lush valley hideaways
Posted on May 23, 2007 by Lee Harrison
Obediently, we raise our hands as the guard at the door frisks us. Once again, we stand out as visitors, as we have no pistol to hand over.
- One year on in Roatan-the ups and downs of living in Paradise
Posted on May 22, 2007 by Penny Leigh
It’s been a year since we arrived by freighter on the island of Roatan. So, why do I feel we are just getting organized? Time seems to fly here.
Not only is Honduras a place of great natural beauty, but property prices are reasonable, the cost of living is low, health care is top-notch and inexpensive, and the crime rate is low. In addition, it’s home to some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in the world, and, with the second-largest barrier reef on the planet just off its coast, offers some of the best scuba diving in the world.
Just 20 minutes from the center of Tegucigalpa (the capital city of Honduras), lies the tranquility of one of the most desirable places to live in Central America. Here, you can enjoy hiking trails with exercise stations, tennis, basketball, mini-soccer, volleyball, swimming, and golf.
If you were to rank the countries offering top-notch health facilities, Honduras probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. But you might change your mind when I tell you about two of the best medical centers in Central America…both located in Honduras.
Good afternoon from our first Live and Invest in Honduras conference. We are spending time with 38 attendees who have traveled here from diverse locations–Hawaii, Tennessee, Colorado, France, and even South Korea–to hear from an impressive group of business-people and expats from different parts of Honduras. As the speakers introduced themselves to the group, the proceedings were recorded by Channel 7 television and one of the local radio stations.
In Honduras you can find lush vegetation and tropical flowers…waterfalls and natural pools…wild birds and some of the world’s largest butterflies… all just 10 minutes from La Ceiba, the third largest city in Honduras, and 10 minutes from white sand beaches.
Health care is an important factor, maybe the most important factor, for you if you have decided to move abroad…and you have an ongoing health concern. Your top priority, when considering your country options, is medical care.
Your dollars are worth considerably less than they were this time last year…still, you’re day dreaming of summer travel adventures. If you fear your imagination may be bigger than your budget…see this month’s print issue of International Living (below). There we introduce you to 11 places where your U.S. greenbacks still go a long way…destinations where, the devaluing dollar notwithstanding, you can afford to arrange the trip of a lifetime.
Welcome to IL
- Taxes in Honduras
- Move to Honduras
- Travel in Honduras
- Live in Honduras
- Retire in Honduras
- Honduras Visa and Residency Information
- Honduras Fact File
- Honduras – Below the Radar and Above the Rest
- Rolodex: Contacts in Honduras
- Beachfront Property in Honduras
- Why Honduras?
- Honduras Real Estate
- Invest in Honduras
- Health Care in Honduras
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