Official language: Spanish
Time zone: UTC -6
Currency: Lempira (HNL)
If you like seafood, make sure to visit Roatan in June, when Roatan Shrimps Festival takes place. They are cooked during that time in each eatery in various ways.
When you get bored of laying on the beach or diving, on the island there is always something interesting to do. If you fancy playing golf, go to Black Pearl course.
Are you fed up with touristic spots? Bay Island Adventures organizes trips to Cayos Cochinos, where autochthonic inhabitants of Honduras live, people Garifuna. You will see closely their modern, everyday life.
An Caribbean island, located 65 kilometres from the shore of Honduras, is famous for well-developed touristic infrastructure. Until recently Roatan was composed of just a few villages. Today it has recreational centres, in which one can dive, do water sports or fish. From a port you can set off for a trip to coral reefs, where you will admire pillar-box red fishes and corals.
One of the most original attractions awaits for you in Deturu Roatan. If diving is not your strength, you will see there, what you usually miss out on. Go for a cruise by boat with a glass floor to observe underwater life of animals. It is also a great proposal for families with kids.
Visit a paradise garden Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. During this unusual trip of fruit orchard and orangery, you will get to know local fruits – mango, pink grapefruits or carambola – characteristic fruits of longitudinal shape and cross section of five-pointed star. The place fascinates also observers of birds as plenty of them live near pond.
If you don’t suffer from fear of heights and want to feel like a king of the jungle, we have a perfect proposal for you. In Jungletop Zipline go with a guide for a trip to the jungle. It won’t be a normal walk though. On a road waits for you pendant, bamboo bridges and ride on line. During walk you will be accompanied by jolly capuchin monkeys, that are eager to make friends with humans. We recommend it for adults and older kids.
Do you want to dive with dolphins? These locals aren’t taught typical tricks – they don’t give kisses upon seeing a camera, but love to play. Don’t be afraid to wave them with wrack, it is almost certain they will react to such invitation for common fun.
When you get hungry after the whole day of attractions, taste the best dish of local cuisine – seafood soup – with crabs, shrimps, mussels and fish. We recommend visit in Roatan Oasis at Careterra Principal. Whereas fantastic, Creole cuisine and what’s more a cheap one, you can try in Creole's Rotisserie Chicken at West End Road.