Culture Shock, Roatan

Most people who move to Roatan have visited before, often several times, and feel that they are familiar with the island. However, the day-to-day reality of living on Roatan is not the same as a relaxing beach vacation and most people suffer some degree of culture shock.

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Hurricane Felix

Hurricane Felix became a serious concern to the people of Roatan and the Bay Islands on Saturday Sept 1, 2007 as the forecasted storm tracking was showing Felix heading toward Roatan and the Bay Islands as well as the coast of Honduras. Everyone on the island got ready to face

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La Gringa Pioneer Looks Back

I first met Dorothy Reid four years ago, since then, I’ve come to appreciate the huge impact Dorothy and her husband Bud, had on the local community. These American pioneers melded with their island neighbors, unselfishly giving their time, talents and offering a helping hand whenever one was needed. Turn

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Roatan Shore Excursions

In recent years Roatan has become more and more popular as a cruise ship holiday destination. Currently over 100 cruise ships visit Roatan each year the majority of these cruise ships arrive between November and April each year. The Roatan cruise ship dock is located in Coxen Hole and is

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Can I take my pet to Roatan?

You can bring your pet to Roatan! It will just take you three easy steps to bring your four legged companion to Roatan with you: 1) Flying on a pet-friendly airline 2) Getting a health certificate 3) Arriving at the airport and making it through customs. And you are set to go have

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CCC Travel Writer of the Year 2004

In 2004 CCC ran the Travel Writer of the Year Competition where participants were asked to write about their expedition experiences. The competition offered a rare opportunity for volunteers and field staff,  to demonstrate their travel writing skills for a fantastic three-week CCC expedition for the winner! Response to the competition was

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Food in Honduras

In Honduras there are several options for eating out. In the principal towns and cities you can find a wide variety of restaurants with varying price ranges. The larger cities also have international options as well as local eateries. The less expensive places are known as comedores. People can also

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Lancetilla Botanical Gardens

Lancetilla Botanical gardens are located only a few kilometers from the town of Tela, which is on the Caribbean coastline. Amazingly this site is the second largest botanical garden in the world, and boasts an unequaled collection of fruit tree, hard woods, palm trees and bamboos. The garden was established

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La Tigra National Park

La Tigra National Park is close to the capital of Honduras. Its boundaries are a mere 14 kilometers from Tegucigalpa, which is located in the southern region of the country. La Tigra was initially established as a reserve in 1952 and then became Honduras’ very first national park in 1980.

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Pico Bonito National Park

Pico Bonito National Park is located on the North Coast of Honduras near the Caribbean coastal town of La Ceiba. Pico Bonito is the second largest national park in the country, covering an area of 1073 square kilometers. Its vast size subsequently means that it’s one of the most diverse

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Whale Sharks in Roatan

The Honduran coastline has a vast variety of marine life, in particular the Bay Islands which are surrounded by pristine coral reef. Divers and snorkelers flock to these islands to enjoy this outstanding natural underwater world seeing a huge range of sea life ranging from tiny creatures to the impressive

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A Beach Lovers Guide to Honduras

Honduras has a wide variety of activities for travellers to experience, making it one of the more popular destinations to visit in Central America. Activities range from hiking, bird watching, hiking through mayan temples, strolling in colonial towns, and most popularly, visiting the wide variety of beaches in the Honduran

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West End, Roatan

If the heart of the Bay Islands is Roatan, then that heart beat is felt strongest in West End. With flights from mainland Honduras arriving almost every hour it is a breeze to travel to Roatan’s West End. Located about nine kilometers from the airport West End is just a

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Utila: One Man’s Memories

On August 4, 2003, I completed that most dreaded of required skills, a complete underwater equipment exchange, the last skill left in my certification as PADI Dive Master No. 209742. The stressful feat was accomplished on the sandy bottom under the boat dock of the Utila Dive Centre. Here’s the

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Mayan Ruins of Copan

Honduras has a variety of attractions to offer travelers, and one of the main attractions is the remains of the ancient Mayan city of Copan. The mayas are thought to have arrived in Honduras as early as 1000 BC settling in North Western Honduras on the beautiful plains of the

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