Roatan, An Island Paradise in the Caribbean


Honduras is hardly well-known as a tourist magnet, but the Central American country is making an effort to change that. Roatan, an island paradise in the western Caribbean, is Honduras’ claim to tourist recognition.

Already as one arrives at the airport in Coxen Hole, Roatan’s main town, the visitor knows what the island is about: diving, snorkeling, swimming. The plane gets so close to the water’s surface that passengers have the impression that the machine is about to fall into the turquoise sea.

The island of Roatan is some 60 kilometers long, and it has three wooded peaks that rise up to 230 meters above sea level.

It is around 50 kilometers off the coast of the Honduran mainland, at the heart of the so-called Bay Islands. Beyond the central Roatan, the archipelago includes Utila to the west and Guanaja to the east, as well as numerous small keys. And there is also the Cayos Cochinos archipelago, nearer the mainland.

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