Honduras - Below the Radar and Above the Rest | International Living

Honduras - Below the Radar and Above the Rest
Roatan, Honduras|Don Murray

Imagine ocean waves lapping at the sandy shore, cotton curtains rustling in the sea breeze. White sand and blue ocean stretching as far as you can see. This is Honduras, and it is the real deal.

Its tropical climate means that Honduras should be at the top of your list of possible retirement or second-home destinations. In Honduras, the cost of living is remarkably low, and the quality of life – gauged by fresh food, friendly people, and reliable infrastructure – is remarkably high.

Honduras isn’t just beaches… mountains and cloud forests hide pristine river valleys that look like Shangri La. Mahogany forests stretch for miles, and Honduras boasts vast tracts of fertile farmland that produce an endless supply of coffee, grains, fruits, and vegetables.

Being in Honduras does not mean being far from family back home. Honduras is only two hours from the U.S. by air, and four Honduran international airports make it easy to schedule travel. Honduras has an efficient highway system and contains a stretch of the Pan-American Highway, which makes travel within the country by car or on express buses easy.

Deep-water ports on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans make the movement of goods to and from Honduras easy and cheap.

The two major cities in Honduras, Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, are proud of their excellent medical facilities, equipped with the latest technology in health care, and staffed by physicians, most of which were trained in the U.S. Be assured that quality health care is widely available in Honduras at prices far less than in the U.S.

And you can own property in Honduras with the same rights of ownership as Honduran nationals. Communications within the country are excellent, with landline, cell, satellite, and VoIP phones available, as well as satellite, DSL, and dial-up Internet services.

We know Honduras… International Living has been on the ground there for more than a decade, and it qualifies as one of our best bets for living like a king on pennies a day.


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