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Most frequent questions:

Is the water safe to drink?

Tap water is generally not recommended to drink in Honduras. Most restaurants and hotels will provide purified water and use purified water in food preparation. Purified water can be bought easily throughout the country.

What vaccinations are needed to visit the Bay Islands and Honduras?

You should always consult with your physician but no vaccinations are required to enter the Bay Islands and Honduras.

What are Health facilities like in the Bay Islands and Honduras?

The country's best hospitals can be found in the major cities of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. There is also the hospital D'Antoni in La Ceiba. On Roatan there is the public hospital and the private Wood's Clinic. Additional hospitals are also found throughout the country in most major towns.

Is malaria a problem in Honduras?

Malaria is found intermittently along most of the North Coast of Honduras and sometimes in the Bay Islands. Wearing insect repellant and clothing such as sleeved shirts and pants are a good idea during dawn and dusk hours and in mosquito prone areas. Precaution should be taken even if you are taking preventive medication.