with it's Bay Islands
is a stunningly beautiful country, with marvelous beaches, lush
green mountains, the idyllic Bay Islands, and the ancient Mayan
city of Copan - just to scratch the surface.
Honduras is located in Central America bordered by Guatemala, El
Salvador and Nicaragua. Most visitors arrive by air.
Whether you are exploring the Mayan ruins, diving in the Bay Islands
or relaxing on the North Coast at Tela or La Ceiba, there are great
places to visit and things to do. The people of Honduras are very
friendly and visitors and travellers are most welcome. If you have
a spirit of adventure, make Honduras your next vacation spot.
Off the northern coast of Honduras, from 12 to 35 miles offshore,
you will find the Bay Islands. They are located along the largest
barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.
Bay Islands remain today as some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful,
pristine and tranquil islands. This exotic archipelago is a divers
paradise, boasting clear waters and unspoiled reefs that are among
the healthiest in the Caribbean. These virgin reefs teem with a
myriad of unique reef creatures and 95% of all species of the Caribbean’s
coral can be found in these alluring waters.
Roatan is the largest island, with the most infrastructure and the
most developed for tourism. It is a long, thin island, measuring
almost 40 miles in length and with a total land mass of 49 square
miles. The island has a mountainous backbone and is totally surrounded
by coral reefs, offering superb diving.
tallest of the islands, Guanaja does not have any roads, and the
largest community, known as Bonaca is not even on the island itself,
but on a small cay a short distance from Guanaja. Guanaja has a
paved runway as an airport, and is forested with the unique Caribbean
pine that distinguishes it very much from its sister islands.
Climate Average High 85F 29C
Can cool to about 68F 20C at night.
Water Temp 78 - 83F 25 - 28C
U/W Visibility 80 - 150 ft 24 - 45 m