There are many wonderful attractions in Roatan that reflect the natural beauty of this tropical paradise. One of the most important parts of the natural environment of Roatan is its wildlife. It is a home to a variety of exotic animal and bird species that are a treat to look at and even interact with. You’ll have many animal encounters during the tours offered by trained guides around the island. It’s a good way to learn more about the natural environment and habitat and makes for lovely family time as the kids will absolutely love it. Whether you plan tours via land or sea, you are sure to encounter these playful animals during your trip, and who knows, it might even be the highlight of your trip.
Playful Animals of Roatan
From marine life to exotic land mammals, you will have a lot of fun with the playful animals of Roatan. You will definitely spot a group of lively and spirited dolphins when you explore the island by sea. There are many programs and tour guides that facilitate swimming with these dolphins for a truly memorable experience. The Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) in Anthony’s Key Resort is famous for educational endeavors and dolphin studies that you can explore and support during your visit. They also host a variety of dolphin interaction programs that are great for kids and adults alike. Besides swimming, they also offer scuba diving and snorkeling, or just to visit the sweet dolphins and capture beautiful moments.
Iguanas are almost everywhere on the island, and not to forget the lizard like Monkey Lalas that can be spotted hiding behind bushes and making short appearances every now and then.
Rescue Animals in the Island
You’ll be surprised to know that most of these adorable animals that you encounter during your visit are not natives of the island. In fact, most of them are rescued from areas of deforestation, especially from other regions of Central America, so that they can find shelter and safety in the natural environment that they are familiar with.
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