San Pedro Sula

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San Pedro Sula is the largest city in the country after the capital. Its territory covers an area 60 kilometers from the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The proximity of the water environment has an enormous impact on climate and weather in the city and its environs. The present-day city of San Pedro Sula lies in the northwestern part of Gonduduras and, in accordance with its administrative function, serves as the administrative seat of the same municipality and department of Cortes. The founding father of the city is believed to be Spanish Adelanteñando Piedra de Alvarado, the first governor of Guatemala, nicknamed Tonatìa by the local Indians for the color of his hair.

The first structures of the new settlement appeared in these places in the summer of 1536, not far from the city of Choloma. It was first called Guilla de la César de Piedra de Póriporto Caballes. In those days, the area was a rugged terrain that was interspersed with rugged forests. The present-day city got its present status in the 18th century and its present status in October 1902.

100 USD = 2,480.00 HNL

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 720,000 people
  • GDP: $2,361 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Tigo
  • Tipping: Hondurans in the restaurant and hospitality industry have meager salaries, making tips an important part of their income. Nevertheless, there are no standard rules when it comes to tipping. You often can use your own judgment when deciding how much to tip. Tipping at restaurants and bars Servicio printed on your bill means there’s an obligatory tip included, whereas a propina voluntaria means a suggested, voluntary tip. Some restaurants do not have any of these two. In any case, a proper tip for your servers is 10-15% of the total bill. Tour guides do not make much, so it’s nice to leave a tip. If you’re in for a rafting, zipline, or hiking excursion, a $5-$10 tip is suitable. No need to tip your taxi driver in Honduras. Give no less than $1 per bag for the porter, and $2-$3 per night for the hotel maid. It’s better to tip in the local currency (lempiras).
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  • Best hospital: Hospital del Valle
  • Best intl air carrier: American Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1200
  • Monthly costs for family: $2700
  • Monthly costs for local: $750
  • Meal: $6.5
  • Small Cola: $0.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $2.5

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