Honduras is visited only by few tourists - unjustified since the country has many points of interest on over 110,000 km2. If you would like to travel through Honduras, a rental car is a good choice: the network of roads is well developed for Latin American standards and there is little traffic. With a rental car, you can reach those destinations without complications that are difficult to reach by public transportation.

For driving in Honduras a valid driver’s licence from the country of residence is required. But to avoid discussions with the Police during routine checks it is better to take an international driver's license with you.
The traffic regulations correspond in general to the European standard; there are however a lot fewer signs than in Europe. It is important to know that there are no defined regulations concerning the right of way: if there are no signs in the city, the car that is driving on the bigger street has the right of way, regardless of which direction it is coming from. It is best to drive defensively - that is what the majority of the people of Honduras do which makes driving in the country normally stress-free. You should be careful when driving at night since not all areas are illuminated and obstacles such as animals, for example, can block the road.

The speed limit outside the cities is 80 km/h, 50 km/h within the city. The network of gasoline stations in Honduras is dense. Leaded and unleaded gas is available as well as diesel fuel.

Which rental car is the right one?

Not all rental cars are suitable for all routes in Honduras. Many roads are paved and are in very good condition, but there are also gravel and dirt roads for which we recommend an off-road vehicle. For this reason, you will find the necessary information concerning road conditions, estimated travel times and distances for every trip on the maps from If an off-road vehicle is absolutely necessary, this is clearly indicated on the section of the map. Use this information when planning your trip in Latin America.