Get ready for your trip to Honduras. Order your Honduran Lempiras at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more HNL cash to spend. Have your Honduran Lempira banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Honduras
Jet off well-informed to Honduras. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Honduras.
In the capital city Tegucigalpa, in the tourist areas of Honduras and on the Caribbean island of Roatán you'll be able to pay by credit and debit card in most international hotels, restaurants and larger shops. However some vendors may only accept cash. This is also the case in more remote areas of Honduras.
If you plan to use your credit or debit card for payments in Honduras, make sure to activate 'swipe and sign' payments. Most UK cards including Revolut cards have the swipe and signature method not activated by default. If you try to pay with a UK card that hasn't activated the swipe and sign feature your card payments in Honduras will be declined.
When paying by card in Honduras, be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments abroad. ATM withdrawals in Honduras will also incur costs, including currency conversion fees. Your bank's HNL to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Caribbean and Central America it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious or fraudulent.
We recommend that you take Honduran Lempira cash along with you on your trip to Honduras. Cash remains a popular and widely used payment method in Honduras and some vendors will only accept cash payments.
Examples include taxi drivers, street and beach vendors, smaller restaurants and bars, and vendors on local markets such as Valle de Ángeles in Tegucigalpa.
Most vendors in Honduras accept US Dollars for payments and will return change in Lempiras.
Prices in Honduras are around a third cheaper than prices in the UK: The cost of living in Honduras is 36% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe you can expect to pay around 35 Lempiras. Eating a three course meal in a mid-range restaurant in Honduras will cost you around 350 Lempiras per person.
Most restaurants in Honduras add a service fee of 10% to 15% to the bill. But it's up to you if you want to pay the extra service fee or not.
If no service charge is included on the bill you can add a tip of 10% to 15% to the bill if you're happy about the service. It's not common practice to tip taxi drivers in Honduras.
Banknotes in Honduras
The Honduran banknotes have not changed their design since 1978. All Lempira banknotes dated 1978 and later are legal tender in Honduras.
The banknotes in circulation are L1, L2, L5, L10, L20, L50, L100 and L500 lempiras.
Coins in Honduras
Honduran coins range from 5 centavos (0.05 HNL) to 50 centavos (0.50 HNL). The centavo is the subunit of the lempira, with 100 centavos in 1 lempira. The value of Honduran coins is small and most tourist don't bother with them.
Honduras' currency import and export regulations
Travelers can take an unlimited amount of currency in and out of Honduras without restrictions. This applies to both domestic Lempira currency and foreign currency. The only exception is for US Dollars, where travelers can export up to the amount imported and declared upon arrival.
Ordering Honduran Lempiras online
Order Honduran Lempiras online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Honduran Lempiras online.
Selling back Honduran Lempiras
If you have Honduran Lempiras to sell, follow this link to exchange Honduran Lempiras to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'HNL Honduran Lempira'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Honduran Lempiras.