Honduras Flights GuideOnce known as "Spanish Honduras" as a way of distinguishing it from British controlled Belize, Honduras was home to many famous indigenous civilizations, including the Mayans, before it was conquered by the Spanish in the 1500s. The influence of the Spanish language, as well as the Catholic religion, have become integral parts of modern day Honduran culture, though it has been an independent republic since 1821.
The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa, though technically the seat of the republic is split between Tegucigalpa and its so-called "sister city" Comayaguela. Though the city is home to many beautiful parks and even a yearly fair celebrating the founding of the city, it must be said that few places in Honduras are considered international touristic destinations, as many places in the region are considered unsafe for travelers.
The three top international airports located in Honduras are Toncontin International, Ramon Villeda Morales International and Goloson International airports, respectively. Once the most popular airport in the country, Toncontin International Airport gained a reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the world due to its mountainous location, and was replaced in popularity by Ramon Villeda Morales. The low lying parts of Honduras are considered tropical, with two main seasons, wet and dry. Higher and more mountainous Honduran terrain have a much more temperate climate, and is considered cooler than the lowlands in both the summer and the winter. The Northern coast is the hottest region of the country, due to the particular strength of the sun in this area.