HONDURAS

Information/Vacation for Honduras

LAND AND CLIMATE

  • Honduras covers 43,278 square miles of land
  • La Mosquitia is made up of mountains, wetlands, and tropical forests
  • La Mosquitia is located in the northeastern coast
  • Precious woods, gold, silver, copper lead, and lead are found in Honduras
  • Honduras has mountains but no volcanoes or farmland because of poor soil
  • Since there is not a lot of volcanoes there is not a lot of soil so they have to cut down trees for more land and soil
  • Wildlife has been affected because they have to cut down the trees
  • The people in Honduras are trying to stop that trend of cutting down the trees
  • The lowlands have a subtropical climate
  • The highlands have a temperate climate
  • Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras
  • Honduras is rainy May-November
  • March-May is the hottest months in Honduras
  • In Honduras March-May can reach up to 105 degrees
  • In Honduras the South is warmer

HISTORY

  • Mayan Empire was doing great until about AD 800
  • Columbus landed in 1502 and they called the area Honduras
  • Natives battled the Spanish until 1539
  • When Lempira was killed that is when the fighting stopped
  • Lempira is now a hero to the Honduras people
  • Immigration got bigger once silver was found
  • Silver was found in the 1570's
  • Honduras became independent from spain in 1821
  • Honduras became independent in 1838
  • Tiburcio Carias rule ended in 1949

GOVERNMENT

  • Honduras divided into eighteen departaments
  • The President of Honduras is Portirio
  • The President serves a 4 year term
  • The Judicial branch is independent
  • 1 group of congress seats 128
  • Honduras people start voting at age eighteen
  • The two main partys of Honduras are Leberal party and the National party
  • The Civilian rule began in the 1980's

ECONOMY

  • Honduras is one of the poorest countries
  • 62% of Honduras's population live in poverty
  • Honduras is based on agriculture
  • Some of the provitable exports are bananas, coffee, seafood, timber ,cotton, sugar, and metals
  • Manufactured items are becoming important in Honduras
  • The Central American Free Trade Agreement came efficial in 2006
  • Honduras is a member of the Central American Free Trade

VACATION PLAN

DAY 1:

Today I traveled to Chicago to Houston and then Houston to Tegucigalpa. When I got there I checked into InterContinental Real Tegucigalpa. Right away I took a Horesback Riding Adventure Tour. That took 5.5 hours and it cost $71

DAY 2:

Today I left the InterContinental Real Tegucigalpa and went on the Rainforest Canopy Tours. It cost $69. Right after that I went to Pizza House to eat some lunch. When I finished I went rafting. Then I ate supper at Creole Rotisserie Chicken. After that I went back to the hotel room.

DAY 3:

Today I went on the Damas Island Kayaking Tour. It cost $71. Then I went to go eat at La Trattori for lunch. Then I finished up the tour and went to the Pizzeria Italia for supper. After that I went back to the hotel room.

DAY 4:

Today I planned to go in the water, so I went on the Jet Skiing Snorkeling Adventure. It cost $136. I did that For 3 1/4 hrs. Then I got hungry and went to La Cacerola. Then I went back to my hotel and rested then I went on the Savegre River White Water. It cost $102. Then I ate at the Comidas Royale and then I went back to my hotel room.

DAY 5:

Today I got up and went on the Catamaran Adventure. It cost $82. Then I ate at Factory Steak and Lobster. Then I just stayed at my hotel until I was hungry again. When I was hungry I left and ate at Restaurante Azulejos. Then I went back to my hotel room.

DAY 6:

Today is my last day of being in Tegucigalpa, Honduras so i decided to go on the Manuel Antonio National Park Hike. It cost $47. Then I ate at Steakhouse. Then I went back to my hotel and started packing a little. Then I left to go eat at Creole Rotisserie Chicken which cost $120. Then I went back to my hotel room.

DAY 7:

Today I left Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I traveled from Tegucigalpa to Houston and then to Chicago.



REFERENCES

"Honduras." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 19 Nov 2012.Police Station. 2007. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 19 Nov 2012.Bike Riding. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 19 Nov 2012.www.lonelyplanet.comwww.tripadvisor.comwww.bookit.comwww.gocentralamerica.about.com