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Planning a trip to Honduras?

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Make your travel experience easier by getting your lempira sorted before you go. Our competitive exchange rates mean you’ll get more Honduran lempira for your pounds, giving you extra cash to enjoy your trip. 

Securely order Honduran lempira banknotes and have them delivered directly to your home or office. Alternatively, you can pick them up from our convenient Manor FX bureau near Heathrow. 

Enjoy our speedy delivery service and an easy online ordering process for your Honduran lempira travel money. 

Honduras travel money

Excited about trekking through the lush rainforests of Honduras or discovering the lively streets of Tegucigalpa? 

Make sure you’re all set with key details about handling cash and card payments in Honduras. 

Where can you get Honduran lempira?

The Honduran lempira is a unique currency, which might be hard to find in the UK. Your options include:

  • Currency exchange bureaus: Visit exchange bureaus or travel money shops in airports, city centres, or shopping areas. Our bureau de change near Heathrow is ready to assist you.
  • Online currency exchange services: Convert your pounds to Honduran lempira online through platforms like ours and have them conveniently delivered to you. 
A Mayan pyramid next to a tree at the Copán Ruinas temples in a beautiful orange sunrise. Honduras.

Can you buy Honduran lempira in the UK?

Yes. The most convenient way to get Honduran travel money is through online currency exchange services like Manor FX. We offer the best Honduran lempira exchange rate for your GBP.

You can have your lempira delivered straight to your door or pick them up at a local bureau. Getting your currency sorted before you leave means one less thing to worry about, so you can focus on enjoying your trip to Honduras!

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Should I exchange money before I travel to Honduras?

Yes, exchanging your British pounds to Honduran lempira before your trip is advisable. Local currency is essential for expenses like transportation and small purchases upon arrival.

Helpful reminder: In Honduras, cash is essential, particularly outside the big cities. Many vendors, taxi drivers, and tour guides prefer or only deal in cash. So having a mix of notes and coins with you is always helpful.

What is the best currency to use in Honduras?

The Honduran lempira is the official currency of Honduras. It’s the official currency, ensuring smoother transactions and helping you avoid currency exchange fees. While some places may accept US dollars, using lempira (HNL) offers better value and wider acceptance.

American dollars are widely accepted in the Bay Islands and major tourist spots, especially in hotels. In the Bay Islands, many shops and restaurants happily accept dollars and lempiras. 

Lempiras are the way to go on the mainland – they’re the currency everyone uses there.

Valle de Ángeles, Honduras

Can I use my credit card in Honduras?

Yes, but remember:

  • Vendors: Card payments in Honduras may involve phone verifications. Check if vendors charge additional card fees.
  • ATMs: Withdraw lempira using your bank card at ATMs. Choose ATMs associated with reputable banks and inform your bank of your travel plans.
  • Credit and debit cards: Major hotels, restaurants, and businesses in urban areas generally accept major credit and debit cards. However, cash is king in remote areas.
  • Card payments: Many establishments use ‘swipe and sign’ systems. Ensure your card is enabled for this.
  • Currency conversion fees: Check with your bank about foreign transaction fees.
  • Cash backup: Carry some cash, particularly in rural areas or where card acceptance is limited.
  • Security: Be cautious when using cards. Use ATMs in secure locations.

Combining cash and card payments offers flexibility during your Honduran adventure. Contact your bank before using your card for payments in Central America.

Should I use cash in Honduras?

Absolutely. Cash is king, especially beyond major cities or when traversing the country. While many vendors accept US dollars, ensure they are in good condition. 

Is it better to use cash or credit card in Honduras?

In Honduras, a mix of cash and credit cards is best. Cash is universally accepted, especially in smaller and rural establishments, while credit cards are more common in cities and tourist spots. Avoid using credit cards for small purchases to minimise fees.

roup of local street musicians playing folk music on the wooden cymbals instrument. Dressed in the colorful shirts and straw hats on the head. Sunny day.

How much cash should I take to Honduras?

With a backpacker budget of 875 HNL a day, around £28, you can enjoy dorm living, savour street food for all your meals, hop on buses for travel, and soak up some sun on the beach. 

For a comfortable mid-range budget of 2,400 HNL daily, around £77, you can relax in budget hotels, dine at local eateries and indulge in paid adventures like national park visits or scuba diving.

Got a taste for luxury? With 5,200 HNL daily, around £165, the world’s your oyster! Stay in private villas or upscale hotels, travel by taxi, eat at the finest restaurants, and enjoy ample tours and activities.

And remember, this is just the start – the possibilities are endless for luxury travel!

How can I avoid ATM fees in Honduras?

To dodge ATM fees in Honduras, try these tips:

  • Use ATMs linked to major banks. They often have lower fees.
  • Check if your home bank has fee-reducing partnerships with banks in Honduras.
  • Withdraw larger amounts less often. This cuts down on transaction fees.
  • Let your home bank know about your travel plans. They might have helpful services for international ATM use.

These steps should help you save on fees while you’re enjoying your time in Honduras!

How does tipping work in Honduras?

Restaurants: Tipping around 10% of the bill is common, especially if you’re happy with the service.

  • Tour guides: A tip of $5 to $10 per person is a nice gesture for a job well done.
  • Hotels: Feel free to tip a few lempiras to helpful staff like bellhops and housekeepers.
  • Taxis: Tipping isn’t usually expected, but rounding up the fare is a kind way to show appreciation. 

Remember, tipping is all about showing gratitude for good service!

The people of Honduras. Local market in the countryside villages.

Is Honduras a cheap country to visit?

Absolutely, Honduras is quite an affordable destination to visit! Accommodation, food, and activities generally come at budget-friendly prices.

Honduran food is a delicious mix of fish, soups, beans, rice, and coconut. A local meal with rice, beans, and a drink? That’s about 120 HNL, around £3.80. 

Street food is a must-try in Honduras. Favourites include grilled corn, baleadas, pastelitos (like empanadas), and fruity smoothies for breakfast, all under 50 HNL, around £1.60.

Feeling fancy? A three-course meal at a local restaurant costs around 600 HNL, around £19. It’s a wonderful mix of traditional Mayan and modern tastes.

Water is just 17 HNL, around 55p, and a coffee like a latte or cappuccino is 43 HNL, around £1.38. 

It’s a great place for travellers looking to enjoy beautiful experiences without breaking the bank.

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Honduran Currency

Banknotes in Honduras

Each note is distinct in colour and design, featuring important historical figures and landmarks. The Honduran banknotes are not only a means of transaction but also a reflection of the country’s rich history and heritage.

Honduran Lempira banknote series

Coins in Honduras

Honduran lempira coins feature distinct designs, often depicting national symbols or important historical figures. 

The use of coins in Honduras is practical for small purchases, tips, and public transport fares. 

Honduras currency import and export regulations

When you travel to or from Honduras, here’s what you need to know about carrying currency:

You can bring in or take out up to $10,000 USD (or its equivalent in other currencies) without declaring it.

If you have more than $10,000 USD, you must declare it to customs.

Ordering Honduran lempira online

Order Honduran lempira online now! Exchange GBP to Honduran lempira quickly and safely. We’ll deliver it straight to your home or office, using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®.

Or, if you prefer, pick up your lempira from our exchange bureau near Heathrow.

Selling back Honduran lempira

Got leftover travel money from Honduras? Convert your leftover Honduran lempira to GBP effortlessly with Manor FX. It’s super easy – just choose ‘sell currency’, then ‘HNL Honduran lempira’. We promise great rates for any lempira you haven’t spent.


Many countries, including the UK, USA, and Canada, don’t need a visa for short visits. Tourists from these countries can stay up to 90 days without a visa. 

Checking the latest visa requirements before your trip is always a good idea, as these rules can change

For Honduras, it’s recommended to have vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid, and routine vaccines like measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). It’s also wise to consider hepatitis B and rabies vaccines, especially if you’ll be doing activities that increase your risk. 

It’s best to consult a travel health clinic or doctor before your trip for the most up-to-date advice. 

Dry season (December to April): This is the prime time to visit Honduras. You’ll enjoy sunny, dry weather, perfect for beach days and exploring. It’s peak tourist season, so expect more people and higher prices.

Rainy season (May to November): Rain is more frequent, especially in the afternoons and evenings. The countryside is lush and green. It’s less crowded, and you’ll find better deals on accommodation. Just be prepared for wet weather and plan your outdoor activities accordingly.

Shoulder seasons (May and November): These months are transitions between the dry and wet seasons. You can experience a good balance of fewer tourists, reasonable prices, and relatively good weather.

Each season in Honduras offers a unique experience. The dry season is great for clear skies and outdoor adventures, while the rainy season offers lush landscapes and fewer crowds. Choose based on what suits your travel style best!

Honduran food is delicious and varied! Here are some typical dishes:

Baleadas: A must-try! They’re flour tortillas filled with beans, cheese, and cream. You can add eggs, avocado, or meat too.

Pupusas: Thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans, or pork.

Plato Típico: The traditional plate with grilled meat, beans, rice, cheese, avocado, and fried plantains.

Sopa de Caracol: A hearty soup made with conch, coconut milk, and spices. It’s flavorful and unique.

Anafre: A fondue-like dish with melted cheese, beans, and chorizo, served with tortillas.

Tamales: Corn dough filled with meat, vegetables, or beans, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.

Honduran breakfast: Often includes eggs, beans, cheese, avocados, and tortillas.

Each dish blends indigenous and Spanish influences, making Honduran cuisine truly special. 


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Honduran Lempiras Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
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