Late last year, around the time the Honduran president was being overthrown in a military coup, my 1st Edition Frommer’s Honduras travel guide was released. Tourism in the country, which was previously exploding, dropped to almost nothing, even in the Bay Islands that are nearly a country of their own. Even the former tourism minister said not to go there then. Not the best timing for a book release. Still, I encourage people to go there and recently even had an article in NewYork Magazine on traveling on the North Coast of the country now, because the prices are the lowest they’ll be in years.
There’s a new President and, whether or not you agree with how he came into office, things are slowly getting back to normal for the Central American nation. Point in hand, the Honduran National Soccer Team at the World Cup. They haven’t been in the tournament since 1982 and aren’t expected to win, but finally we can talk about something else. Say the win a few games in the Group H bracket (oddsmakers have them at 20 to 1). Maybe even knock off Spain. Who knows? Travel in Honduras is waiting to explode. This World Cup you are going to see that. Just watch.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.