A millenary occupation flourishes as an alternative livelihood project in one of the newest tourism hotspots in the Caribbean. The place is Roatan, in the north coast of Honduras in an island archipelago known as the Bay Islands. The goal – to find an alternative livelihood for specific rural communities that have traditionally relied on … Continue reading The Corozal Beekeeping Project – Working with Bees to Save the Reefs!
Whenever one dreams about flying away to an exotic vacation spot, the image that most frequently comes to mind has to be that of a tiny little island lost at sea, with a lonesome palm tree growing on powdered white sand, enveloped by calm blue waters as far as the eye can see. Don’t tell … Continue reading Fly Away To Pigeon Cays
The seaside towns of Oak Ridge and Jonesville are not the first places that come to mind when you think travel and tourism in Roatan. For those who have not ventured that far east, you should know that these quaint little fishing communities boast some of the most unique and attractive scenery you can find … Continue reading Rolling with the Emeraldi Club in Oak Ridge
Nothing embodies conservation better than a group of endangered species frolicking freely within their natural habitat, seemingly without a care in the world. This applies to Arch’s Iguana and Marine Park as well as Lobster City, safe havens on land and on water, for highly exploited and sought after animal species in the island of … Continue reading Sherman’s Conservation March To The Sea
Experiencing the underwater world and seeing marine wildlife up close is truly an amazing experience. Sadly research shows that 40% of the world’s oceans have been strongly affected by human activity while 70% of the world’s reefs have been threatened or destroyed. However, the dive industry relies on the beauty and well being of the … Continue reading 5 Signs of a Sustainable Dive Shop
Roatán is a colorful mixture of people, languages, and culture. Long before Columbus set foot in Roatán’s neighboring Bay Islands in 1502, it was home to the Mayan Indians whose culture goes back a thousand years. The Spanish colonized the island, enslaving many of the indigenous residents in mineral rich mines in mainland Honduras. In … Continue reading Roatán – Historical & Cultural Experiences!
Interested in an adventure beyond the gorgeous beaches, happening nightlife, and fabulous diving found Roatán? Engage with the local culture by visiting some of the stores, communities, and artisans found on the Discover Places map. The Garifuna that settled in Roatán in the mid-nineteenth century have a strong and vivacious culture that beckons to travelers … Continue reading Community Tourism in Roatán
Located off the coast of Honduras and home to some of the best snorkeling, diving and beaches that Central America has to offer…Roatán, Honduras is a world-class tourism destination. Whether you're eager to head 100 feet under the surface, or are just looking for a great place to put up your feet and relax, Roatán … Continue reading Top Ten Travel Tips: Roatán, Honduras
Roatán is the largest and most popular of the Bay Islands in Honduras. About 64 kilometers (40 miles) long and just 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) wide at its widest point, the island is surrounded by over 97 kilometers (60 miles) of living reef, making it a paradise for divers and snorkelers. Part of the world's … Continue reading All About: Roatán, Honduras