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Tegucigalpa Travel Guide

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Plan Your Tegucigalpa Vacation

No one we know mentions Tegucigalpa, Honduras's congested capital, as their favorite place in the country, but on a sunny afternoon when there's a breath of a breeze, you may decide you want to linger a while longer. This city of more than 1 million people sits in a valley surrounded by beautiful pine-covered mountains, and at an altitude of 3,300 feet, you can't beat the moderate springlike

climate.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Get lost in Honduras's colonial past Scattered among the haphazard downtown architecture are a few well-preserved colonial-era gems. These are no dusty artifacts, though, and serve today as thriving parish churches, government buildings, museums, and galleries.
  2. Discover small-town Tegus Glittering? Cosmopolitan? Debonair? Um, not really. Wander the streets, talk to the people, and discover why the capital is really an overgrown small town at heart.
  3. Get out of town Some of Tegucigalpa's best attractions lie outside the city itself. City residents flock to the charming villages of Santa Lucía and Valle de Ángeles on weekends. Follow their lead.
  4. Take in a cloud forest A misty, otherworldly fairyland of orchids, bromeliads, and ferns awaits just north of the capital at La Tigra, one of Honduras's top (and most accessible) national parks.

When To Go

When to Go

Tegucigalpa, nestled in the mountains at 3,300 feet, has one of those proverbial, pleasant "eternal spring" climates. The city enjoys warm afterno...

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