Family is the fundamental social unit in Honduras and family loyalty is an ingrained and unquestioned virtue. From early childhood individuals learn that relatives are to be respected but also that they can always be relied upon. It is no wonder that family ties tend to be very close. Hondurans are respectful, cheerful, and they always try to look and dress attractive. It is quite conservative compared with most Western countries, so usually the man is the provider for the family while women are expected to stay at home and run the household.
Honduras is a republic in Central America with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The official language is Spanish, but there are several recognized regional languages, including English. The majority of the population is Catholic or evangelical Protestant. Honduras was home to several important indigenous cultures, most notably the Maya. The country consists of a mountainous interior with narrow coastal plains and is hot and humid almost year-round.