Reasons to Visit
If you are looking for first class diving, or the perfect place to learn to dive, it doesn’t get much better than the Bay Islands. The spectacular coral reefs teem with sealife and there are enough prime dive sites to keep even the most experienced diver happy.
Visit the Maya ruins of Copán situated amidst a tranquil forest along the Copán river. Learn about the Mayan civilisation and explore the pyramids, plazas and famous Hieroglyphic Staircase.
Explore the Rio Plátano biosphere at La Mosquitia, where monkeys, toucans and jaguars roam the forests. A World Heritage site, the reserve has a number of endangered species.
Due to its developing infrastructure, Honduras is a largely underestimated country and thus is far less visited than others in Central America, which only adds to its appeal for those looking for something different. Visitors are rewarded with lush landscapes, wild national parks and unique accommodation.
Rafting the Cangrejal River near La Ceiba is fantastic. Offering grades II and III, this river is suitable for all levels and rafting through the rainforest with toucans flying over head and the sounds of howler monkeys in the distance just adds to the experience.
Around Roatan there is some wonderful snorkelling to be had and the calm waters make this an ideal spot for even the most novice of snorkellers. You can arrange organised trips or just hire a snorkel and mask and head off independently.
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The Bay Islands are located approximately 60 kilometres off the northern coast of Honduras. The archipelago consists of three beautiful islands - Guanaja, Roatán and Utila.
The Bay Islands are located approximately 60 kilometres off the northern coast of Honduras.
Accessed by air from San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba, the archipelago consists of three beautiful islands - Guanaja, Roatán and Utila. All are surrounded by warm, clear tropical waters with extensive coral reefs - a paradise for scuba-divers. The sea is literally teeming with tropical fish.
Roatán is the most developed and largest of the islands and though accommodation is not luxurious we can recommend some wonderful, unique lodges in excellent locations. Most people are here to dive or snorkel the spectacular reefs but the lovely white-sand beaches also provide a great opportunity to relax and catch some sun.
Scuba-diving day trips can easily be arranged locally but we can also pre-book seven night packages and dive courses. The clear, calm waters of the Bay Islands and the proximity of its reef to the shore make this the perfect place for learner divers and there are a number of excellent dive operators that offer five day PADI courses if you are interested in taking up this sport.
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