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Trujillo, Honduras

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

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

What do I need to know before moving to Trujillo?

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

"Trujillo is a small city located on the northern Caribbean coast of the country, known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and tropical climate. Spanish is the official language of Honduras, so it would be beneficial to learn some basic Spanish phrases before moving. The cost of living in Trujillo is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to budget for unexpected expenses. The local currency is the Honduran Lempira, and while credit cards are accepted in some places, it's a good idea to always carry some cash. Trujillo has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year, so lightweight, breathable clothing is recommended. Healthcare facilities in Trujillo are limited, so it's recommended to have a comprehensive health insurance that covers medical evacuation. Public transportation is available but it's not very reliable, so many expats choose to rent or buy a car. Safety can be a concern in Honduras, so it's important to take precautions such as avoiding certain areas at night, not displaying wealth, and always locking doors and windows. The cuisine in Trujillo is heavily based on seafood, rice, and beans, so be prepared to adjust your diet. Trujillo is in a region prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, so it's important to have a plan in case of emergencies. The city is home to a mix of cultures, including the indigenous Garifuna people, so it's important to respect local customs and traditions. Internet and mobile coverage can be unreliable, especially in more remote areas, so be prepared for occasional connectivity issues. Finally, it's important to note that while Trujillo offers a laid-back lifestyle, it may lack some of the amenities and conveniences that expats are used to in larger cities," commented one expat who made the move to Trujillo.

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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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