Puerto Cortes Tourism

Attractions in Puerto Cortes

Puerto Cortės, originally known as Puerto de Caballos, is a city on the north Caribbean coast of Honduras, right on the Laguna de Alvarado, north of San Pedro Sula and east of Omoa, with a natural bay. The present city was founded in the early colonial period. It grew rapidly in the twentieth century, thanks to the then railroad, and banana production. In terms of volume of traffic the seaport is the largest in Central America and the 36th largest in the world. As of 2014, Puerto Cortés has a population of some 200,000.


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Facts and Stats for Puerto Cortes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Puerto Cortes

    Know the pollution level of Puerto Cortes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 93.75 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.25 (Low)
  • Puerto Cortes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Puerto Cortes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puerto Cortes.

    • Burglary and Theft 82.08 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 86.79 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 89.15 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 80.19 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 82.08 (Very High)
    • Attacks 81.48 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 87.74 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 17.92 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 13.68 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 73.61 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.04 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 86.54 (Very High)
  • Living in Puerto Cortes - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 16.61 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 69.16 (High)
    • Pollution Index 87.5 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.74 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 15.97 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.01 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 38.07 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puerto Cortes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puerto Cortes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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