Below is a list of considerations one should make before traveling to Honduras.
- Completed Volunteer Application (Dates confirmed by HHK)
- $100 confirmation donation (this confirms your spot)
- Completed Visa (if required)
- All required Vaccines/inoculations required by Honduras from your country of origin
- Confirmation of your hostel/volunteer house or hotel accomodations
- Travel Insurance
- International Medical Insurance
- Plane ticket to San Pedro Sula, Honduras
- Plane or bus ticket to La Ceiba
- Housing & food costs calculated
- Local transport (taxis or public bus) including initial pick-up from the airport or bus station ($25).
- Weekend getaways planned
- Visa renewal if you are staying over 90 days (see below for info on how to travel out of the country to have your passport stamped
- Exit tax - you will be charged $42 at the airport when you leave Honduras.
Visa Issues: If you choose to stay longer than 90 days, it is important to factor in the costs to renew your tourist visa. Visa issues can really vary from country to country so it’s best to get advice from your own government before you come. Volunteers from most countries can enter on a tourist visa that is good for 90 days and will need nothing other than a valid passport to enter the country. If you plan to be here for more than 3 months, you will need to leave the country for at least three days before you can return. The easiest and least expensive option is to go to Belize. For those renewing their tourist visa by traveling to Belize, there is the option to take a boat from Puerto Cortes about 2 hours across the Bay of Honduras.
Click on these links for info on boat and ferry schedules:
Click on these links for info on airline flights: