This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tegucigalpa. To help you make friends with Tegucigalpa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tegucigalpa, Honduras is the country's capital. In terms of appeal, Tegucigalpa is not the most fabulous city to visit, but if you’re passing through -- especially around Easter -- it is worth the stopover. Honduras as a whole has a pretty bad rap sheet for violent crime; however, visiting Tegucigalpa during the annual Holy Week celebrations and witnessing the community feel of the events that take place, you can easily think that it must be a mistake. Come to Tegucigalpa with no expectations, check into one of the many modern Tegucigalpa, Honduras hostels available, and let this city show you another side of its vibrant personality.
The best time to visit Tegucigalpa is during Easter or, Holy Week. Many locals leave the city in favour of beach villages, but those that remain stay for a very iconic and traditional celebration -- the making of sawdust carpets. The carpets are created over a twenty-four-hour period and go for a kilometre or two close by the Cathedral. Using colourful sawdust and or sand, different community groups come together to make beautiful designs, patterns, and pictures. Make sure to visit the night before Good Friday, though, because a procession of patron saints leaves early from the church and completely destroys the carpets. Finding a hostel in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during the celebration shouldn’t be too difficult either, but it would still be in your best interest to book in advance. You will have a choice of modern hostels in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, that feature the comforts of home, and the city itself will provide a nice break from your travels.
Otherwise, Tegucigalpa is much like any other capital city. You can visit museums, plazas, churches, restaurants, or do some shopping. If you have time available, get out of town for the day and visit the close by villages of Santa Lucia and the Valley of Angels, both quaint little towns worthy of a short visit, or even check out one of the nearby national parks for a spot of hiking and nature.
Written by local enthusiast for Tegucigalpa hostelsGlobal Runaways