Overview – The Honduras & Roatan Real Estate Market
With a population of 8 million, the country spans 43,278 sq miles, largely comprising mountains and pristine jungle filled with fascinating Mayan ruins and over a dozen national parks. Not having received the same degree of attention and investment as Central American countries such as Panama, Costa Rica, Belize and Nicaragua, the Honduras real estate market is in the very early stages of development and prices are generally much lower.
For property buyers, Roatan in Honduras’s Bay Islands is without a doubt the most developed real estate market. With beautiful white sand beaches and some of the best diving in the Caribbean, Roatan has been a popular choice for American second home buyers for many years. A number of resorts have been developed on the island which include property for sale and beachfront homes in Roatan are in much demand.
Parts of Honduras’s northern coast are also starting to be developed. Fringed by long sandy beaches set against a backdrop of jungle, lagoons and mountains, the northern coast of Honduras is spectacularly beautiful. The resort towns of the northern coast enjoy beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and access to magnificent national parks. Northern Honduras, including Tela Bay in the department of Atlántida and Trujillo in the department of Colon, is an emerging real estate market offering land for sale which is ideal for eco-development and beautifully appointed homes in new beach and golf resorts.
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As specialists in luxury Caribbean property, we can introduce you to a wide selection of the finest residential property, land for sale and commercial real estate in Honduras and Roatan in the Bay Islands.
Our agents on the ground can offer unrivaled local insight into the market and the most desirable investment opportunities.
To discover your perfect property in Honduras and Roatan, search our Honduras & Roatan real estate listings.
Areas – Roatan
Discover Roatan – Read our Guide to Roatan Real Estate.
Discover Lawson Rock – Read our Guide to Lawson Rock Real Estate.
Discover Palmetto Bay – Read our Guide to Palmetto Bay Real Estate.
Parrot Tree Plantation
Discover Parrot Tree Plantation – Read our Guide to Parrot Tree Plantation Real Estate.
Discover Pristine Bay – Read our Guide to Pristine Bay Real Estate.
Discover Sandy Bay – Read our Guide to Sandy Bay Real Estate.
Discover West Bay – Read our Guide to West Bay Real Estate.
Discover West End – Read our Guide to West End Real Estate.
Areas – Other Bay Islands
Discover Bay Islands – Read our Guide to Bay Islands Real Estate.
Discover Guanaja – Read our Guide to Guanaja Real Estate.
Discover Utila – Read our Guide to Utila Real Estate.
Areas – Honduras
Discover Atlántida – Read our Guide to Atlantida Real Estate.
Discover Colon – Read our Guide to Colon Real Estate.
Buying Property in Honduras & Roatan
Foreign nationals can acquire up to 3,000 square meters (0.72 acres) of land in Honduras and Roatan. Larger areas can be acquired through a corporation, which a foreign national can be either sole or joint owner of.
Once you have made an offer for a property and that offer has been accepted, you will be required to pay a 10% deposit which will be held in escrow by a Notary. Your attorney should undertake a title search. Once both you and the seller have signed the relevant documents, the balance should be transferred, the sale recorded and new title issued.
There is a land transfer tax of 1.5% of the value of the property.
Property tax is low and would typically amount to approximately $500 per year.
It is possible to obtain residency in Honduras and Roatan. Retirees with an income of at least $1,500 per month can apply for Retirement Residency. Individuals investing a minimum of $50,000 in Honduras can also apply for Investor’s Residency.
Honduras / Roatan – Land for Sale
Purchasing a lot of land provides you with a blank canvas and the opportunity to build your dream home in Roatan or Honduras.
Whether you are looking for beachfront land or a centrally located plot, we offer various lots of land for sale in Roatan and Honduras.
For larger parcels of land for commercial development, please see our commercial real estate listings.
Saving on Your Purchase
You could save money when investing in Honduras & Roatan real estate by using a foreign exchange expert to get the best rate for your property purchase. We have partnered with Halo Financial, a specialist in foreign exchange, to help you get the best exchange rates when making one-off or regular international payments for a property purchase in Honduras & Roatan. To see how you could save money, read more: Foreign Exchange.
International flights to Honduras arrive at airports in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and Roatan.