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Hondurans and families go together like peanut butter and jelly. Most hotels in the country that cater to national tourists have playgrounds, children's swimming pools, family-style accommodations, and other extras that both kids and adults will appreciate. Adult-only hotels do exist, though they are relatively few. In the Bay Islands and the resorts along the North Coast, condo-style rooms are quite common. Most have kitchens, which can do wonders for saving money and keeping homesick kids from misery.

When choosing lodging, check to see if a suite is cheaper than booking two connecting rooms. Most suites have a sofa bed, or at the very least, the hotel can add an extra cot-style bed. A good bet for families spending several days in a destination is an apart-hotel or a cabaña, which are self-catering units with living areas and kitchens -- these options are frequently less expensive than a hotel room. Hotel chains such as the Hilton and the Clarion occasionally offer specials for families with kids, but as a general rule, kids are either free when sharing a room with their parents or are charged a minimal fee for an extra bed.

Recommended family travel websites include Family Travel Forum (www.familytravelforum.com); Family Travel Network (www.familytravelnetwork.com); and Family Travel Files (www.thefamilytravelfiles.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.