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Where is Guanaja?
Guanaja is one of the three Bay Islands off the Caribbean coast of Honduras in Central America.

How do I get to Honduras?
Airline carriers flying to Honduras are American, Continental, TACA, SOL AIR, and Iberia. Nonstop flights to San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa are available from Miami, Houston, and New Orleans.

What are the entry requirements?
A valid passport is required for entering Honduras. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa. All other nationalities must check with a Honduran consulate or airline for visa requirements.

How do I get to Guanaja?
Our friendly staff will meet you at the airport in the mainland, escort you to your connecting flight and help you during check-in with one of the three main local carriers that have regular scheduled service from San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa to Guanaja via La Ceiba.
Approximate layover: one to two hours.

How do I get to the resort?
Upon arrival in Guanaja, our boat will be waiting to bring you to Posada Del Sol. At check in, we will collect your return ticket, in order to confirm your departing flight. At the end of your stay, our staff will take you back to the airport for departure to the mainland.

Returning Home - Plan on a $2.00 departure fee, paid at the Guanaja airport and a $27.00 international departure tax, paid at the international airport in either San Pedro Sula or Tegucigalpa.

Guanaja Facts:

How big is the Island?
Guanaja is approximately 12 miles long by 4 miles wide; cover nearly 29 square miles with a population of roughly 10,000 people.

Electricity - Electric current is the same as the US, 110 volts AC, 60 cycles; therefore, no adapters are necessary. Water and electricity are a luxury on the island and guests are asked to conserve as much as possible.

Is the water safe to drink?
All water used at the resort comes through fresh water springs from our properties. Bottled water is also available.

Climate - It is mostly sunny, with air temperatures between 76-84 degrees year- round. Cooling trade winds and balmy breezes are present most of the time.

Water Temperature - 78-82 degrees

Underwater Visibility - ranges from 70 to 150 feet.

Can I bring my children?
Yes, we have a freshwater pool, tennis and basketball court, kayaks, beautiful hiking and two beaches located near the front of the resort. Children will be able to find countless things to do at Posada del Sol. We also have a Game/TV Room for movies and indoor games.


What should I bring?
Posada Del Sol is a casual, relaxed place. T-shirts, shorts, and bathing suits are all you need. You may wish to bring boots for hiking, a sundress or a nice pair of slacks for dinner.

How will I get around?
There are no roads on the island, so all transportation is by boat. There are trails and paths around the island that one can hike, but the main form of transportation is by boat.

No phones!!! How can I communicate to the outside world?
If you need to communicate we have telephone and fax service in the Main Office.

What is the weather like?
During October and November we have more rain than in other months, but the weather is generally breezy and comfortable. During the summer it gets a little bit hotter, but Posada sits on the windward side of the island, so we almost always have an ocean breeze.

What about air conditioning?
Air conditioning is available for an additional US$ 20.00 per day, oceanfront rooms only. However, most of our guests appreciate the pleasant climate and the cool trade wind breezes.

What do I do about money on the island?
Local currency is the Lempira. During your stay, your bar, gift shop and dive shop purchases and activities are charged to your room and paid at check out. Expenses at the resort may be paid with travelers’ checks, or cash in US Dollars or Lempiras.


   

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept Master Card, VISA, and American Express.

Where do I keep my valuables?
Bring only what you will need. A safe deposit in the Main Office is available for the convenience of our guests. Access to its contents is during office hours.

What is the food like?
We serve three meals a day at our inviting restaurant with high cathedral ceilings and spectacular ocean views. Breakfast consists of a varied daily selection of items such as French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fresh fruit, homemade breads or the local favorite, tortillas and beans. Lunch and Dinner are set menus that offer fresh seafood, pasta, chicken and beef dishes with vegetables prepared with Caribbean flair. A vegetarian plate is always available, and with advanced notice, the kitchen can accommodate special dietary needs. Be sure to let us know if you need a cake for a special occasion.

Are there snacks available?
A selection of chips and candy are sold at the gift shop. Everyday we serve appetizers at Happy Hour Time by the bar.

Is it true you have coffee, juice or tea service in the room?
We have a Good Morning Coffee service for those who wish to take coffee, juice or tea in their room prior to 7:00 am. There is a sign-up sheet at the front desk every evening where you can place your request for the next morning.


Tell me about the Bar?

Bar hours are 10:30 am to 11:30 pm. We offer a wide range of tropical drinks, as well as cold sodas and beer, which are served at the bar, the pool, or the beach. We also offer a variety of fine wines for your enjoyment. Individual coolers are provided in each room so you may carry beverages to secluded spots on the island. Beverages are not included in your resort rate.


How do I do laundry?
Simply leave your dirty clothes in the basket with the Laundry List. The housekeeper will wash, iron and fold them, usually the same day. The cost is $10.00 per load. Dry cleaning is not available on the island.

What about tipping?
We believe our staff provides the best service when their tips are a result of their actions. Therefore, tips are not automatically included in the package. For your convenience, we offer a tipping guideline based on previous guests. Actual amounts should be adjusted to reflect your satisfaction with the services provided. Special tips to a favorite staff member is welcomed. Tipping envelopes are available at checkout.

Do you have a beach?
Yes, we have two white-sandy beaches right in front of the resort. The beaches are very safe and fun for snorkeling, swimming or just floating around.

Nude beach?
Guests can pretty much do whatever they want. On the beach it’s no problem, although some of the staff are a bit shy. As far as our “official” policy, as long as other guests are not disturbed or uncomfortable, all is well. In the past we have had guests go topless on the dive boat to get sun, and we have even hosted a naked diver retreat. Just remember that the beach is not necessarily a nude one. Other guest will be using it clothed, unless, of course, they can be convinced otherwise.

What will I see underwater?
You will see some of the most incredible marine life in the reefs of Guanaja. In the waters surrounding Posada del Sol you can find one of the most biologically elaborate and diverse marine-ecosystems in the world. We also have a variety of dives available, over 50, from wrecks to walls to volcanic caves for you to discover and explore.

Can I go fishing?
We have some of the finest bone fishing in the world just minutes from Posada del Sol; the flats are literally five minutes away from the resort. We can also arrange all day deep sea/blue water fishing excursions.

What about hiking on the island?
There are local trails that the adventurous can hike. We have behind the resort a hike we call "The No-Excuse Hike", which takes you up along our 1,100-foot top of the mountain and down to the other side of the property. We can also arrange a guided waterfall hike, where we take you on a 30-minute hike up to a natural waterfall. Both hikes require good shoes.

What type of tours do you have?
We have weekly tours of the local towns, Savannah Bight and “Bonacca Town”, and a visit to the local ocean aquarium. We also can arrange tours to the mainland for river rafting and the Ruins of Copan. Tours of the mainland of Honduras can be set up through the internet or at the resort.

What do I need for the tours?
For local town tours you will need a good pair of shoes, your bug spray, a hat and sunscreen and a couple of dollars spending money. Most of the tours are not very strenuous, but we will tell you ahead of time if they will require extra effort. Mainland tours are either walking or bus tours, but we will let you know ahead of time.

What other activities besides diving, fishing and tours are available?
There is never an end to adventure at POSADA DEL SOL. Along with great diving and fishing, the outdoor enthusiast can enjoy kayaking, tennis, snorkeling or simply enjoy the sun. For the health conscious there is a weight room available.

Do you have programmed activities?
We also have a picnic at a beautiful beach on the other side of the island, an evening Beach BBQ, a Rum Punch Sunset Cruise, and a Honduras Gift Bazaar.

Do I need bug repellent?
You should bring with you bug repellent such as "Off," Avon's "Skin So Soft," or "Ben's." The "sand flies" or "no-see-'ums" will have a hard time getting to you with a little preparation. Fortunately we are on the windward side of the island and the almost constant tropical breeze helps keep them away.

Would you help me prepare a special celebration?
We can also do birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement and 'special occasion' celebrations. We will require advanced notice and details of the celebration or event.

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