Research and Breeding Station: Take guided tours at
the station where iguanas are studied. M-W-F: 2-5 pm.
CASS Spanish School: Offers Spanish language and
culture classes on weekly basis. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Horseback riding: Utila offers excellent horseback
riding tours on the beach and in the back-country bush.
Fly Fishing: The island's many lagoons and several
lakes are a perfect place to practice the art.
Diving/Snorkeling: One of Utila's most popular
wrecks is the Halliburton and the island is one of world's
best sites for spotting whale sharks. Try any of the island's
11 dive shops located thought the town.
Deep Sea Fishing: Anglers can try hooking wahoos,
king mackerel, mahi mahi, barracuda, tuna and marlin.
Charters are available.
Gunter's Driftwood Gallery: Displays of resin inlays,
wood sculpture, paintings, maps, jewelry. Look for a sign
50 m west of Mango Inn. (425-3113)
Utila Museum: Discover the island's historical
artifacts, documents, furniture and antiques. The building
construction will be completed by end of 2005. (425-3270)
Water Sports, Chepas Beach: Rent Jet-skis, 2-man
tubes, or ride on the 4-person "Water Banana."
Water Cay Camping: Rent a sea kayak, or ask about
a charter to visit this uninhabited cay.
Kite surfing: Learn to kite surf or just watch
the adventurers on Chepas beach.
Museum & Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences,
Sandy Bay: Learn about the island's history, or enjoy
a dolphin skill show. (445-3003)
Canopy Tour, West Bay and French Harbour: Glide
or zoom through rainforest canopy on a 200-meter steel
cable from hilltop to a beach. (445-1115)
Carambola Botanical Gardens, Sandy Bay: Enjoy
a hike or a picnic at this rainforest garden while watching
for birds watching, wildlife. Open 7 days/week. (445-3117)
CASS Spanish School, Sandy Bay & West Bay:
Learn Spanish through culture classes on weekly basis.
Dolphin Experience, Sandy Bay: Swim, interact and learn
about these smart marine mammals. (445-3003)
Roatan Butterfly Garden, West End: The garden
is home to over 12 different species of butterflies,
exotic plants and tropical fruit trees. Open Mon.-Fri.
Iguana Farm, French Cay: The Iguana Farm is home
to over 3,000 iguanas, 200 lobsters, 200 conch fish,
tarpon fish and turtles. (455-5114)
Glass Bottom Boat, West Bay: Watch marine life
and reef with your entire family, in comfort with a
knowledgeable guide. (388-4341)
Pirate Tours, Port Royal: Take a guided tour
on the Captain Merrell boat across the bay from Oak
Ridge to Port Royal. (435-2576)
Diving & Snorkeling: Some of the more famous
island wrecks are Prince Albert and the Aguila. Roatan
has over 15 dive shops located thought the island and
excellent snorkeling from the several beaches.
Mangrove Tours: Take a nature tour through Roatan's
quiet, pristine and magnificent mangroves. Water taxis
are available from Jonesville, Oak Ridge or Calabash
Shark Dive, Dixon Cove: If regular reef diving
isn't exhilarating enough, try diving in a company of
dozens of reef sharks. (445-1283)
Horseback Riding: Several horse stables on Roatan
offer rides along beaches and trails in Sandy Bay, West
Bay, West End and Palmetto Bay. (445-5841)
Gumba Limba Park, West Bay: Something for everyone:
monkeys, tropical birds and a museum cave. You can catch
and release fish from a pond fed by a waterfall. (445-1115)
Sea Shell Carving, Gravel Bay: Watch artists
carve intricate cameos and sea shells at a Stone Castle
Coral Cay, Dixon Cove: See a turtle hatchery,
a nurse shark or just rent snorkel gear and swim off
to nearby coral. (970-9837)
Deep Sea Fishing: Bay Islands' waters and banks
are heaven for anglers on the lookout for wahoos, king
mackerel, mahi mahi, barracuda, tuna and marlin. (455-7841)
Fly Fishing: If you want to wade in the cool
waters to try fly fishing, Roatan offers packages in
the east end. (455-7841)
Cayos Cochinos: A marine protected area and home
to the Smithsonian Tropical Institute. You can visit
it and dive with Anthony's Key Resort or Subway Water
Sports or by boat from Nuevo Armenia. (386-8260)
Windsurfing School, Sandy Bay: The school offers advanced
& beginner lessons and equipment rentals. (988-6431)
Spa, French Harbour: When all activities tire
you out- a massage or a body wrap at a spa could bring
you back to life. (991-0474)
Parasailing, West End: Harness yourself for a better
view of the island from a boat-pulled parachute. (445-4335)
Catamarans, West Bay & Dixon Cove: Rent your
own or go along on a sailing trip around the shores
of Roatan. (455-7841)
Plane Charter, Roatan Airport: If you want to have a
bird's view of the island just go on a Cessna. (445-1417)
Deep Water Submarine, West End: Ride in the world's
deepest tourist submarine at Half Moon Bay. There is
a shipwreck at 2,600 feet to explore & a seamount
rising over 2,000 feet. (996-9832)
Yübu, Politilly Bight: This Garifuna experience
center exhibits the African-Caribbean community's dancing,
handicrafts, traditional activities & food. (455-6713)
Rock: On this half-hour hike, you pass two Big Gully
waterfalls on the way to the top of this scenic 1,362
feet rock cliff. Inquire at the airport or at your hotel
to arrange your hike.
Bonacca: Originally composed of two cays that
merged and submerged together, the Bonacca Cay is full
of picturesque alleyways and man-made canals. Its 3,000
residents created a little Hong Kong completely built
over with homes and businesses.
Diving/Snorkeling: Guanaja has a unique triple
barrier reef and wrecks, including the Jado Trader.
Guanaja dive shops are affiliated with local resorts.
Deep Sea Fishing: Anglers can try the island's
abundant fishing waters, troll and hook wahoos, king
mackerel, mahi mahi, barracuda, tuna and marlin. Charters
Hiking: Hike through the national pine forest
reserve and discover local fruits along the trails.
Try the plentiful sea grapes, coco plums, hog plums,
lemons, avocados and bananas. Trails are unmarked, but
easy to follow.