I've been in Honduras for almost a month and just wanted to inform the community here that you can definitely get by on an affordable fruit diet here. I've been limiting myself to only fruit as I feel the quality of veggies are questionable, especially leafy greens. I've gone so far as to limit myself to eat mostly eat fruit from trees in hopes that I'm consuming less contaminants, pollutants, fertilizers, etc. So far so good, I haven't had any digestive or any other physical challenges. It's been challenging for me to be this picky, but it is worth the effort to avoid sickness. I actually enjoy it now :) I've been doing mostly mono meals or two fruit meals.
Here's what seems to be in season for September and what I've been feasting on:
bananas: ~$1 for 4lbs
oranges: ~10 for $1
small/med papaya: $1.50
small pinapple: $1.50
rambutan: $1 for a bag of about 15
coconut water: $0.50 straight from the coco
purple mangosteen:$1 for about 4-5
Besides the coconut water every now and again I drink only water. Tap sources are questionable, so I have only been consuming bottled. When traveling here and if able, I highly recommend getting a large 5 gallon bottle as it is the most economical way to go. It costs ~$1.60. (Compared to 1.5L at ~$1)
I thought fruit would be just a tad cheaper and a little more abundant than it is, but hey that's OK. It definitely depends where you are. I've been moving around every week so I haven't put effort into finding reliable sources of produce. I just go to the smaller markets and fruit stands. In the larger cities (Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba) you will definitely find more availability, abundance and cheaper fruit. I've been in La Ceiba, Copan and Tela.
The only food prep item I brought for this 1 month stay is a simple hand blender. It was nice to have it available to make smoothies in the evening.
It seems like vacationing in Honduras would be very nice and economical. I've been here as a volunteer so haven't delved much into tourism. One must also take a little care to ensure that one isn't getting ripped off. It helps to know what typical prices are for common expenses (food, transport, etc.) Flights out of the Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports are quite economical. I think Honduras is classified as a third world country. I would guesstimate that about 75% of the population lives in poverty. So if you venture from touristic sites, be emotionally prepared to see this.
If you are traveling to Honduras and have any questions, let me know. I might be able to help.
I go back home this weekend and look forward to eating a HUGE salad! :D and embracing my family and friends.
Peace Always! Love Precious Humanity
Hello! I am taking a trip to Honduras in Feb. Most likely will spend some time in the Bay Islands and Gracias but not sure yet. What will I be looking at for fruit? Thanks so much! :)