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Roatan, Honduras

Pros and Cons of Living in Honduras

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Honduras. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Honduras

What are the pros and cons of living in Honduras?

If you live in Honduras, newcomers to Honduras would love to hear your answer to this question:

If your answer relates to a specific city or town in Honduras, please include the name of the city/town below:


Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Honduras responded:

"Life on Roatan is quiet and peaceful. Every day chores do take longer when on island time, such as banking or going to the hardware store, but that slower pace of life is part of why we moved there! We had no trouble finding an affordable house, and we immediately met a great group of friends. There are ample opportunities to volunteer your services, but many expats do have businesses here as well. Roatan is surprisingly culturally diverse, and the people are very friendly. The diving and snorkeling is, of course, fantastic as well," explained one expat living in Roatan.

"We live in an area close to a National Park within 10 minutes walking distance , a small town near by with most everything one would need in shopping and close to a fairly large city, with an international airport.. Groceries are inexpensive , buses and taxis are good value, buses run frequently, taxis are everywhere, just get a price before getting in. Our water is potable, we drink from the tap, Rivers are crystal clear with most of the water coming down from the mountain Pico Bonito 8200 ft elevation. people are very friendly and willing to help with just about anything. Huge Pineapple fields are close by and local markets are easy to get to. Fresh produce is easily obtained. Dislikes, There is lots of garbage along the roadways," said another expat in living in La Ceiba, Honduras.

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What do expats in Honduras appreciate most about the local culture?

"Friendliness, non-materialistic--that is, no one cares what kind of car you drive or how big your house is. As odd as it may sound, I appreciate the lower standard of living, and the fact that everything doesn't have to be enormous and fancy. I also like the freshness of the food," added another person living in Siguatepeque.

"You can slow down and enjoy life. I love how people are so friendly and take time for one another," explained one expat living in Tegucigalpa.

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What do expats find most challenging?

"Backwardness, bureaucracy, security and safety. Also, because I don't know how things work, the most basic task can be very daunting--buying groceries, opening a bank account, even taking a walk," said another expat in Siguatepeque.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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