World Oceans Day 2018 / West End, Roatan

The Roatan Reef Guardians (RRG), a local community of passionate and eco-conscious individuals hosted a humble but well organized event, in West End, Roatan. Their goal was to celebrate a very important date in the conservationist calendar – World Oceans Day. This group of nearly 20 volunteers assembled several of Roatan’s stalwart conservation institutions for … Continue reading World Oceans Day 2018 / West End, Roatan

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Art3 D-Barrio – Raising Environmental Awareness One Bottle Cap at a Time

With garbage collection in Roatan at a near stand still due to the current transition of power at the municipality level, the local communities should be keeping a close eye on anything related to waste reduction. This is where a recycling project like Art3 D-Barrio and others like it have the potential to incite change … Continue reading Art3 D-Barrio – Raising Environmental Awareness One Bottle Cap at a Time

The Corozal Beekeeping Project – Working with Bees to Save the Reefs!

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!

Sherman’s Conservation March To The Sea

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

BICCU – Recycling & Art Mixed Into One

As if cleaning the beaches of the Bay Islands wasn't enough, the folks from the Bay Islands Coastal Cleanup (BICCU) organized a Recycled Art Workshop during the first week of September, where they hired the services of two Honduran artisans who set up a vigorous art class with a heavy dose of environmental responsibility. Their … Continue reading BICCU – Recycling & Art Mixed Into One

Saving the Hawksbill Turtle

Already popular amongst the well traveled scuba diving aficionados, it is not surprising to find Roatan as the topic of conversation in more than a few scuba diving forums, as it boasts some of the best diving the Mesoamerican Reef has to offer. With amazing visibility, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of tropical fish, … Continue reading Saving the Hawksbill Turtle

5 Signs of a Sustainable Dive Shop

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

Community Tourism in Roatán

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

All About: 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