@ThirtyOne was kind enough to answer some questions about a trip to Honduras via PM, and he suggested posting here too so others might learn from them as well. A mate and I are going to spend a week and a half motorcycling around Honduras on a couple of XT250s. Our proposed route is: Day 1: Tela 2: Yojoa 3: Yojoa 4: Comajagua 5: Esparanza 6: Gracias 7: Copan Ruins 8: Copan Ruins 9: Tela ThirtyOne's very helpful response: Sounds like you have a nice route for the mainland, but I would amend it some. You'll find that Yojoa is not a lake that has life on it. The lake itself has no properties/restaurants directly on it, save for a small strip of them that are on the CA5, the main highway. You could have a fried fish and sit overlooking the lake. If you want you can pay for a boat tour, but it's a dead lake. There's nothing else to do on it. Some parks are nearby, Los Naranjos for example, that might be a nice stop to see some nature. You could investigate about renting kayaks and going out on the river if that's your sort of thing. You could go to D&D brewery and relax over there, it's not on the lake, but very close by. I would recommend stopping at El Cajon on your way down to Yojoa. If you Google it, you'll find that it's one of the largest dams in this hemisphere. I haven't been, but it's supposed to be pretty cool. I lived in Comayagua for a year. Nice little central park with a church and you can climb the clocktower for a few bucks. Worth seeing. Other than that, you won't find a whole lot there. I rode out to La Esperanza regularly when living in Comayagua. You could stop there for about an hour max, have some lunch and walk around. They're known for their strawberries, so you can get a tall glass of strawberry juice at restaurants. Yum. I won't waste an entire day kicking stones there. There's really nothing to do. Also, the CA5 is a gorgeous ribbon on highway from San Pedro to Tegucigalpa. Google Maps says that it stops after the lake, but it goes all the way. Don't worry. It cuts and curves through the mountains. 2 lanes wide on each side. A LOT of fun. Oddly, it goes through some towns for a couple of miles once in a while, but overall it's a great (fast) road for carving. This is what I would do: Day 1: Tela 2: Ride to El Cajon, D&D Brewery (to sleep) and if you're up for it, ride up to Los Naranjos. It's a longer day in the saddle, especially on a 250. Otherwise relax at the brewery. 3: Head over to Panacam. You can stay in the park overnight (a little spendy) or just go hiking for the day. Beautiful place. Another option would be to ride out to Pulhapanzak, which is the biggest waterfall in the country. There is safer parking, swimming, restaurants etc. inside of the park. You can pay some money and have a guide take you to go under/inside the waterfall too. 4: Leave early. Head south. I would probably skip Siguatepeque. Central park is ok, but really not much to see there. Continue down to Comayagua for breakfast baleadas at Doña Iris. (https://goo.gl/maps/AwPox5dzqFyo6bUAA or 14°27'28.5"N 87°38'38.7"W. There is a small sign outside. Easy to miss, but it's there) Get there by 9:30am latest, or she runs out of food. Walk around the park and see the older central part of the city. Climb the clocktower. Then ride south and cut west towards La Paz/Marcala. Stop in Marcala for coffee. It's considered some of the best in Honduras. Stop in La Esperanza for 30 min. Park by the park and walk a little. There is a "church" built into the mountain at the top of the main street. 10 blocks from the park. Worth a quick look. Then head straight to Gracias. 5: Full day around Gracias. It has a castle and aguas termales (hot springs) nearby. You could easily spend a day or two there. It's a very pretty city. The national park Celaque is also nearby. That has the highest peak in Honduras. Nice hiking around there. Maybe later in the day ride up to La Campa for an overnight or leave the next day. 6: Take a ride up to La Campa. (about an hour or less out of Gracias if I remember correctly. Dirt road, but easy on a 250) It's the Lenca Highlands, known for their pottery. Bring your own beer/alcohol if you you drink and plan to stay overnight. There weren't any bars or beer sold when I was there in 2014. There are a few hotels in La Campa (larger of the Lenca towns). They have the highest zipline (canopy) in Central America. It's crazy. I'd recommend it if you're into that. There are other Lenca villages up there in the mountains. They're all remote and undeveloped, but it's a little adventure out there to see them. 7: Copan Ruins 8: Copan Ruins 9: Tela As for insurance, you won't find any short term insurance offered by a Honduran company. People settle small fender benders in cash. Nicer cars do have insurance and settle things like they do in the developed world. Cops come, reports created, claims submitted to insurance companies. Me again: We're also going through our packing lists now and another question is: anything we should bring that people tend not to have? Things that wouldn't be intuitive? Things people forget? We'll be bringing our own protective gear and basic tool sets. I intend to ride in a one-piece suit with an airbag vest, my usual kit. ThirtyOne: You'll find just about everything you need here outside of motorcycle equipment. I would always bring a spare set of gloves, the ones here are cheap knockoffs and the brand name stuff is like 10x the price at a Yamaha dealership. Everything from oil to filters should be easy, as well as chain repair stuff. In terms of personal items, you can find pretty much whatever you might need. I would say a mosquito bed net would be a good idea if you're susceptible to insects. REI sells a nice one for around $50. Not cheap but better than getting eaten alive by mosquitos. Vitamin B complex is a good remedy for a natural repellent. Start taking it about 3 weeks before you come. You can find all things from toiletries to sunblock to bug spray to all manners of clothing. Electronic device accessories are a bit harder to find, so that might be something you might want to make sure you have if it's proprietary for the camera/laptop, etc. (computer charger for example) USB chargers for iPhones and Android devices are easy to find. Keep in mind that the sun is muuuuuch more intense down here. You'll want to ride with all body parts covered, because otherwise you can get roasted on a 2 hour ride whereas it might take you 6 hours to get the same level of sunburn in northern parts of the globe. I would consider either finding out about an international plan for your phone, or buy a SIM when you get here and putting a few gigs of data on it (you can buy a week or two's worth at a time if you want), so you have a mobile connection just in case. Maps.me is a great app that can run GPS without data as well. I used it in Cuba without any signal. Worked great. Finally, I just heard that that the CA5 is now littered with speed traps. Up until 6 months ago the cops didn't have any radar guns and it was complete freedom to run at whatever speed you wanted (both good and bad, haha). Now there are lots of speed traps, so it's not the race track it used to be.