When you live in Honduras, you come to appreciate a speed of life that is a little slower than what many Americans are accustomed to
Honduras is a country for dreamers, so living in Honduras can mean living out your dreams. It’s a place where Caribbean breezes lift ocean air through your windows, where the sunlight glints off the water at odd angles, and where the sound of waves lapping at the shore is hypnotic enough to spirit away the memories of the rat race.
If you seek a place to live where you can pursue your dreams, and do so comfortably and affordably, then living in Honduras may be for you. It is a country with everything to offer, from inexpensive land and low building costs to an economy ripe with business opportunities.
The Honduran people make it easy to blend in, so when you live in Honduras you truly feel part of the community. Friends will come your way through the unlikeliest of daily activities. You could talk to someone in line at the bank and discover that they have visited your hometown in North America, or you could find shared interests with people at the garden nursery or the hardware store.
Respect is a key concept here in Honduras, and it is expressed in the small ways we have lost in our busy North American society. It is considered rude to begin any conversation without first having made a proper greeting and perhaps asking after the person’s family or how their weekend was. Children respect their elders here, wherever they meet them, and will stop and listen politely when spoken to.
The bank has a special line for retired people, the handicapped, and pregnant women. Again, it’s a small thing, but when you live in Honduras you realize that it makes life so much more civil. Living in Honduras means having to slow down a bit, but, after all, aren’t you looking for a change from how you live now?
Learning some Spanish, while not necessary, will certainly enhance your enjoyment of your time spent living in Honduras. The Bay Islands enjoy a long history of English being the prominent language, but Spanish is the national language so all legal and financial paperwork will be in Spanish. It is helpful to learn a few basic phrases, and Spanish lessons are easy to come by in popular areas like West End on Roatán. Being able to communicate with more people from your new community can enhance your experience as you learn more history and culture from families who have been here for generations.
Living in Honduras is certainly a life-enhancing experience.