Local Customs in Honduras

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Customs in Honduras

It's easy to see how the Spanish have influenced the culture of Honduras, well they did rule for over three centuries. Colonial architecture is everywhere, particularly in its churches, cathedrals and public buildings.

The Honduras majority are mestizo (of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry), and the primary religion of Honduras is Christianity. Most Honduras are Roman Catholic, although several Protestant denominations are represented as well.

The Honduras people are open and friendly and visitors are always made to feel welcome. Politeness is a common trait and visitors will find that being respectful will go a long way in making for a pleasant experience.

Tipping is expected in restaurants and hotels and a 10-15% tip is customary where no service charge has been added to the food bill. Porters get US $ 0.50 per bag and chambermaids US $1.00 per day.

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