The institute is located in the city of Siguatepeque, in the geographical center of Honduras, in the department of Comayagua, Siguatepeque has a population of 90,000 and it is located two hours away, right on the main CA5 highway, from each of the two main cities in Honduras: Tegucigalpa, the nation's capital and San Pedro Sula, the largest industrial center. Both cities have international airports, with flights arriving regularly from Canada and the United States.
The city is approximately 1200m (4000ft) above sea level and surrounded by lush, green mountains.
Handmade ceramic pottery is produced in the area and can be purchased at very reasonable prices. It is within a half hour from
Lake Yojoa and Comayagua. Within one hour from Siguatepeque, you can visit the city of La Esperanza, the highest city in Honduras at over 5000 feet above sea level.
The average annual temperature range in Siguatepeque is 18-30ºC (65-85ºF). During the “rainy” season (not constantly raining, however) – June through November – you may want a lightweight, water repellent jacket or parka. From December through February, when the temperature dips occasionally down to 8ºC (40ºF), you may feel chilly because houses have no central heat. Layered clothing works best on cooler days, so bring a fleece, sweater, sweatshirt, etc. to wear under a windbreaker.
The “dry” season is from February to May, with the hottest months being April and May, with temperatures reaching a peak of 32ºC (95ºF) but it is still relatively comfortable because of the low humidity. This means that you may not see any rain what-so-ever for these three months, leading to water shortages and poor air quality. Once the dry season begins, the temperatures during the day will average 28 degrees Celsius. Evenings can be cooler, and a sweater will be needed.
Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. In the tropical rainforest near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae, stone monuments. In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, a diving destination that's part of the 1,000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
Honduras is roughly the size of the state of Tennessee and it's population is a little over nine million people. Its two largest cities are San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, the capital. The official currency is the lempira and is 24 lemps to the US dollar as of September 2018.
While Honduras is considered the poorest of the Central American countries, it offers a rich culture and consists of a people that are proud to call themselves Hondurans. Whether it be diving in Roatan, enjoying the view overlooking Tegucigalpa at Picacho or kayaking on beautiful Lago de Yojoa, Honduras is a must see destination.
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