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Valle de Angeles, Honduras

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Valle de Angeles, Honduras: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Valle de Angeles?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Valle de Angeles, they said:

"Valle de Angeles is a small town located in the mountains near Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, known for its colonial architecture and artisan crafts. Spanish is the official language of Honduras, so learning the language will be beneficial, although English is also spoken in many areas. The cost of living in Valle de Angeles is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to budget for unexpected expenses. The town is generally safe, but like anywhere, it's important to take precautions, such as avoiding isolated areas at night and not displaying wealth openly. Healthcare facilities in Valle de Angeles may not be as advanced as in larger cities, so it's important to have a good health insurance plan that covers medical evacuation if necessary. The climate in Valle de Angeles is tropical, with a wet and dry season, and it's located at a higher altitude, so it can get chilly at night. Public transportation is available but may not be as reliable or comfortable as in your home country, so many expats choose to drive. The food in Valle de Angeles is a mix of traditional Honduran cuisine and international dishes, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables available. The town has a slower pace of life, which can be a welcome change for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Valle de Angeles, including hiking, bird watching, and visiting nearby national parks. The local culture is rich and vibrant, with many festivals and events throughout the year, providing opportunities to immerse yourself in Honduran traditions. Internet and mobile phone coverage can be spotty in some areas, so it's important to check this if you rely on these services for work or staying in touch with family and friends. It's recommended to hire a local attorney if you plan to buy property, as the process can be complex and there are certain restrictions for foreigners. Finally, it's important to respect local customs and traditions, and to try to integrate into the local community as much as possible," explained one expat living in Valle de Angeles, Honduras.

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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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