Destination guide

When it comes to seaside escapes, Honduras is as good as it gets

Grab your passport and pack your bags—it's time for a great getaway in Honduras! It's a treasure trove of natural attractions so breathtaking, it's easy to believe you somehow stepped into the pages of a travel magazine. You can soak up the Caribbean sun in some of the world's best beaches, discover eerie underwater worlds in the Bay Islands, marvel at the ancient Mayan city of Copan, and make merry with the friendly and delightful locals. Let Honduras vacation rentals be your ticket to the best that this Central American country has to offer.

Things to do

Mayan marvels will send you back in time

If the walls in the Copan Ruinas Archaeological Park could talk, they'd tell stories of the glory days, when the Copan Valley was the political, religious, and civil center of the Mayan civilization. Pore over the glyphs of the magnificent Hieroglyph Stairway Plaza and imagine what the pyramids, temples, and terraces of the Copan Acropolis must have looked like during the Mayan Classical Period. Honduras vacation rentals in Tegucigalpa will put you close to the Museum for the National Identity, where you learn about the history and formation of Honduras. Close by is the Honduran People Museum, which houses numerous paintings by Honduran artists.

Activities

Set your inner beach bum free in Honduras

Slather on the sunscreen and soak up some vitamin D on the white sands of El Soldado Beach, go parasailing in Beach West Bay in Roatan, or enjoy a splash-a-thon with the kids in the calm waters off Deena Beach in Guanaja. Visit Bailey's Key and take selfies with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and watch breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Fonseca in Playa Negra. Get up close and personal with Honduran cuisine, coffee, and tobacco with guided tours in Copan, or shop for wooden carvings, Lenca pottery, and leather goods in the street markets of San Pedro Sula.

Weather

Treat yourself to a tropical holiday in Honduras

Honduras has a balmy temperature of about 78 degrees all year round, though it's hotter and more humid in the tropical coastal lowlands. Temps are milder in the mountains. The dry season falls between November and April, the perfect time to hit the beaches and explore the streets of colonial towns like Comayagya and Santa Lucia. The rainy season encompasses the months of May to July and September to October, with the eastern coastal and alluvial plains and nearby mountains getting the greatest amount of rainfall: from 70 to 110 inches annually. The temperature in the capital city of Tegucigalpa falls to a pleasant 50 degrees in December.

Natural features

It's all about the lush life in Honduras

Honduras literally has innumerable green spaces—think dense tropical jungles and rainforests teeming with wildlife that include the scarlet macaw, howler monkeys, and elusive jaguars. But the country is also home to green initiatives or projects to conserve its natural and cultural treasures. Visit the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in La Mosquitia and see lagoons sheltering bird colonies and fish nurseries. Go hiking and bird-watching in Pico Bonito National Park, where programs for forest protection and resource management are in place. Honduras vacation rentals on the Bay Islands will put you close to awesome yet sustainable viewings of whale sharks.

Where to stay around Honduras?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 703 vacation rentals near Honduras. From 288 Houses to 118 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Honduras for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Honduras?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Honduras. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ruatan: 576 vacation rentals
  • West Bay: 455 vacation rentals
  • West End: 472 vacation rentals
  • Infinity Bay: 21 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Bay: 522 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Honduras! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Honduras?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Honduras:

  • West Bay: 455 rentals
  • West End: 472 rentals
  • Sandy Bay: 522 rentals
  • Utila Island: 40 rentals
  • Palmetto Bay: 557 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Honduras?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Honduras are:

  • Utila (UII): 41 vacation rentals
  • Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (RTB): 569 vacation rentals
  • Belize City Municipal Airport (TZA): 67 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Honduras?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Honduras. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Half Moon Bay Beach: 565 rentals
  • Roatan Museum: 564 rentals
  • Tabyana Beach: 552 rentals
  • Fantasy Island Beach: 575 rentals
  • Marbella Beach: 571 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Honduras listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.