Most people visit the Bay Islands to play in the salty sea. Diving, snorkeling, and relaxing at the beach are favorite pastimes of locals and visitors alike. However, when you are ready to go off the beaten path, checking out the freshwater caves of Utila is a great adventure! From Utila Town, head toward the […]
deGeneration X: By David Jenison for Paste Magazine I just landed on Roatán Island in Honduras for a sanity-questioning adventure with maverick Karl Stanley. According to National Geographic in 2002, Stanley once broke into a police station to destroy parking tickets, and teen troubles at a reform school landed him in a New Jersey state mental […]
Ever want to hike to a crashed drug plane site on a tropical island in the Caribbean ? Me too! So I did. Just one of the many walks to be had on the island of Utila. Take a trek up to the airport and venture deep into the lush green jungles to find adventure, […]
Looking for the “Best Dive” in Utila? How to find Skid Row!? Is that even a legitimate question? Just follow the shirts! There is no easier place to find; If you come to Utila, there is absolutely no way you will escape without passing the infamous Skid Row bar & restaurant. Traveling across the Americas […]
Palm Sunday-Funday and I’ve had the pleasure of being out with Ecomarine all afternoon looking for whale sharks (fail), and dolphins (fail), snorkeling (win), and knee-boarding (win). There’s no better way to spend the day! Or work up an appetite. The plan for this eve on Utila is RJ’s home-style BBQ; a popular location for dinner groups, […]
2015 is here! Now open on the lean mean main street of Utila…Paya Papaya! Named after the original, locally grown fruit, Paya Papaya focuses on supporting local farmers to produce high quality farm to table meals. Using primarily organic fruits and vegetables, healthy “super food” meals are vegan or vegetarian, made from scratch by experienced […]
I knew the day would come. I had an island hunger on and was jonesing for a full-on seaside dinner. A friend looked me square in the eye and uttered the dreaded words: You need to take the 12 steps to Rehab. When choosing a place to eat among a long strip of restaurant options, other […]
Utila Street Guide. Grab your Smart phone or tablet PC, and walk the streets of Utila. Town Center to Sandy Bay. Pictures of every location and attraction.
The island of Roatan is never quite what you’d expect. Case in point: The Mayan Jungle Canopy, a small zoo featuring local Central American animals. I normally hate animals being caged, but not here. That’s because, strictly speaking, they’re not always locked up. Our tour guide, Antonio, explains: “We don’t worry about it too much, […]
Off the northern coast of mainland Honduras is a skinny, 32-mile-long island called Roatán. This Central American paradise has been a hot spot for divers for several years. But you don’t have to be a diver to fall in love with the place.
Sitting 35 miles out in the Caribbean Sea, Roatán is surrounded by a large coral reef, and the snorkeling and deep-sea fishing are great, the beaches are gorgeous and the water is crystal-clear. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to hang out in and the people are friendly.