Let’s enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches with turquoise waters of Roatán Island, but also let’s keep the beach clean. Visit www.roatanfivestars.com for water and land activities tours. Disfrutemos de las hermosas playas de arena blanca y aguas turquesa de la isla de Roatán, pero también mantengamos sus playas limpias. Visita www.roatanfivestars.com para actividades de agua y tierra.
Roatan means Celestial Kingdom, and this place is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. It is situated between the islands of Utila and Guanaja. It is 45 kilometers long, less than 8 km at its widest point, and is situated 30 miles away from the coast of Honduras. The capital of Roatan is Coxen Hole, which is the main town on the island, and has the largest population. There are also some important French towns here, such as West End, West Bay, Punta Gorda and Oak Ridge. The Bay Islands are a popular destination for tourists who want to take part in various types of sea-related activities, most often diving. Roatan is the largest of the three islands, and it has an international airport, as well as a port to export and import products to and from Honduras. Roatan is one of the areas with most foreign tourism in Honduras, in addition to Copan and La Ceiba.
Hole in the Wall is a great place for advanced divers ve enjoy the deep. It is situated east of Lighthouse Reef. The dive begins at 5 meters through underwater canyons and reaches depths of 150 meters. There is a dive to see marine life and to enjoy the coral formations, huge canyons and dark caverns that can take the diver to unimaginable depths in the sea.
If you are on the beach in Palmetto Bay and you want to go for a walk, I recommend that you head to the right until you reach the mangroves. These trees are very tolerant to salt and they are usually found on the beach. They have a high biological productivity. Around the mangroves you will see birds, fish, crustaceans, molluscs, and if you walk slowly among them you are sure to find a seahorse... It is very typical that people sell these animals as souvenirs. Mangroves provide a natural protection against catastrophes such as strong winds, and waves produced by hurricanes and even tsunamis.
Punta Gorda: A big town in Roatan, which has the cleanest sea water; Its natives are mostly people of color, indigenous customs and traditions: Ther are only Garifuna people on the island, the most Old Central, because here the Garifuna was abandoned by the British after the rebellion of San Vicente, and every year to commemorate their arrival Roatan with a carnival on April 12.
This is a wonderful place for either diving or snorkeling! Be sure to look for the garden eel and Caribbean squid. Diving in Mandy's is idea for all divers as it is a shallow dive and visibility is pefect. It is a mixture of sand and coral that makes it special.
The photos presented here as landscapes vary considerably. Palmetto Bay is surrounded by an incredible natural wealth from rainforest palm trees, mangroves on the beach and even underwater there is vegetation. I marvelled taking a walk with my great friend Gael, essential in my fotographic tour through Roatan I love losing myself in time taking pictures of landscape, macro and angular perspectives.
I dedicate this corner to the people working in the Roatan Marine Park, for their great work in the education and awareness of the sea for tourists and locals. Contrary to what many people still believe, in coral reefs 80 percent of the oxygen necessary for life is produced. The vast majority of the planet's oxygen is not generated by forests but by coral. Some coral species take 25 years to grow 2 inches. Imagine what it would take to re-form each reef. Divers should think what it takes to recover the destroyed coral whenever they kick with fins. Please be tourist-friendly. Do not buy souvenirs made with sea products, watch your fins if you dive or snorkel, do not throw plastic, cans, cigarette butts into the sea. There are bins. Do not touch turtles or other marine animals. They can become stressed and therefore lead to death. If you eat lobster with a tail that is not less than 5 inches. Do not fish small fish. Thanks!
The diving center is in Sandy Bay - Roatan. Its instructor is a Spanish lady, Nuria, who is really nice and will make you have fun while you learn all about diving on your vacation. She, along with her experienced team, will make you love the Roatan Sea and enjoy its crystal clear waters full of colourful fish. The dive center has two boats and diving equipment for all sizes. Work is in small groups and personalized. They also offers tours around the island and special diving with dolphins and sharks. You can stay there as the dive center is in a quiet charming resort called Blue Bay with a swimming pool and restaurant.
Karl Stanley constructed this beautiful submarine Idabel. Different magazines including National Geographic have covered his submarine and traveled to Roatan to explicitly give a special report on it. Http :/ / www.Nationalgeographic.Com/adventure/0211/q_n_a.Html
The submarine can reach depths of up to 2000 feet which is about 610 meters. Here you will see the wonderful underwater seabed. There will be a background full of creatures that you never forget, just a submarine in the world can take you there.
Palmetto Beach is white sandy bay. It is situated in the north of the island Roatan, in the least developed and most authentic part of the island. It is a fantastic beach cove with many palm trees and mangroves. You will find turquoise waters and warm sunshine that will welcome visitors to Palmetto Bay, as well as tranquility, and clear waters . You will enjoy the sea as if in a huge natural pool. The coral reef that surrounds this beach is a source of entertainment for those who enjoy the underwater world, an exquisite place for snorkeling and diving.
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The small island of St. Helena is just an hour and a half by car or motorbike from West End to arrive in the port of Oak Ridge. There we where we hired a boat to the tiny and charming island. Santa Elena is located on the east side of Roatan, separated from the rest of the island by an artificial mangrove creek (which is why it is only accessible by boat). As in most crowded spots, this one doesn't receive too many tourists. If you like sightseeing differently, do not miss this great place when you go to Roatan. Local people will greet you in passing, and the people are peaceful and the majority make their earnings through fishing. Unfortunately, I found a box of shark fins there which really made me feel sad.