West End Village is a funky little beach town with meandering sandy lanes. Here’s where you’ll find a concentration of hotels, restaurants and dive shops along with scooter and car rentals, kayak rentals, a submarine ride, and internet cafes. This is also where you go to have fun.
Shopping and Internet
-Woodys Grocery, West End, is a smaller grocery with a fairly large selection. Open Sunday to Thursday from 7:00am to 6:00pm and Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm, closed Saturday.
-Internet service can be found at Barefoot Charlies Internet Cafe located near Fosters Restaurant and at the Lighthouse Restaurant.
Your choices for eating in West End are varied, below are just a few you might want to try. Most restaurants are closed one day a week so it’s best to call ahead to check for open times.
-Argentinian Grill/Restaurant Parrilla Argentina, offers a wide range of appetizers, grilled seafood, beef and chicken entrees, fresh salads, desserts, red and white wine and full international bar service in a stylish, relaxed and comfortable environment.
-Pinocchio’s Restaurant, is known for its well-prepared meals including many different seafood and chicken platters, salads, soups, stir-fry’s, and sweet and savory crepes. All of which can be accompanied by your choice of exotic island cocktails.
-Roatan Rick’s, West End is located above the West End dive shop. Rick’s offers an international menu with Caribbean, US, Italian and Tex-Mex food, including burgers, fajitas, barbecue baby-back ribs, steaks, shrimp, and lobster. Full-service bar, sports TV and live music every Friday and Saturday starting at 8:30pm.
-Tongs Restaurant serves Thai dishes in a relaxed deck and dock setting. Tongs has become one of the most popular restaurants in West End and offers a great dining experience.
-The Blue Marlin offers a laid back and relaxed atmosphere, the bar is popular with visitors and the restaurant serves international style dishes. The Blue Marlin also has live music and entertainment on the weekends and some week night evenings.
-Sandy Bottom Burger is located in The Palms Complex and offers burgers and fries, eat in or take out.
-One of West Ends best value restaurants is the Rotisserie Chicken, located in front of Georphiâ’s Hotel serving a large portion of freshly cooked chicken accompanied by local side dishes and a daily dessert menu.
-The Lighthouse Restaurant located on the Half Moon Bay point has been a popular restaurant for many years. They offer a variety of seafood, meat and pasta dishes. They also offer a buffet breakfast on Sundays.
-The Cannibal Cafe offers Mexican food, in a relaxed setting with lower and upper deck seating.
-Anthony’s Chicken at the entrance to West End is a popular eatery as is the restaurant located next to Coconut Tree Divers. On the Sunday’s, a local food stand sets up in front of Woody’s groceries.
-You will also find baleada and taco stands at various points along the West End road.
West End Bars
-Sundowners, West End, is located right on the shore of Half Moon Bay and is a favorite expat and traveler hang-out with a palapa covered bar, shaded picnic tables and lounge chairs offering full bar service and a basic menu including hamburgers and French fries. The best time to go to see and meet people is from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
-Nova in West End, is a bar which offers DJs and dancing most nights of the week, also fire dancing shows on the weekends.
-Other bars in West End include: the disco at Fosters, The Palms, West End Cigar Bar, and others.