Is it safe to drive through Honduras?

The short answer: absolutely.

The longer answer: thousands of overlanders a year cross through Honduras by bike, motorbike, car, truck, van, camper, etc. For those of us who own overlanding businesses — the number of incidents we have heard about occurring with travelers are few-and-far-between. Issues at the border, or with police, or with theft is not common. However, it’s also not impossible, so it’s always important to make sure you are aware of your surroundings in major cities and do your best not to drive too long after dark. We mention that last part because road conditions in Honduras can be unpredictable and roadside assistance services are usually unavailable past 6pm.

Is it mandatory to purchase vehicle insurance?

No, it isn’t. However, we would recommend you carry some sort of insurance when driving in Honduras.

Are credit cards widely-accepted in Honduras?

Yes. The large majority of gas stations, service centers, part stores, etc. will accept credit cards as will most lodging businesses and restaurants. Note that in the most rural areas cash may be the only form of payment accepted.