Garifuna’s Medicine of Love
t’s not every day that you come across an alcoholic beverage that’s (a) said to be beneficial for the health, (b) descends from a mysterious and secret indigenous tradition and (c) hits the spot. Gifiti is such a drink, made by the Garifuna from rum, herbs and roots – a medicinal concoction designed to promote well-being and cure all kinds of ailments as well as getting
Roatan Marine Park -protecting treasures of Roatan
The Roatan Marine Park(RMP) started as a grass roots, community based, not-for-profit organisation located on the island of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. Our organisation was formed in 2005 by a group of concerned dive operators and local businesses united in an effort to protect Roatán’s fragile coral reefs and local ecosystems What they do: The RMP runs a broad range of conservation activities to protect Roatan’s natural resources,
Roatan Island is a small community; however there are several diverse alternatives when it comes to Roatan medical facilities. Up until recently, the most complete medical facility on the island was the Roatan Hospital, which is located in Coxen Hole. The Roatan Hospital is part of the Honduras Public Health Care System, and such, has many, many limitations. The local community works hard to supplement these limitations, but if you are a
Where is Roatan located? Roatan is part the Bay Islands of Honduras. Honduras is located in Central America and has borders with Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. The Honduran North Coast borders the Caribbean Sea while a small section of the Southern Coast borders the Pacific Ocean.
The Bay Islands are located between 70 and 40 miles from the Honduran North Coast in the Caribbean Sea. The Bay Islands consist of over 70 islands
The whale sharks of Honduras are special. It is always a breath taking experience to swim with the largest fish in the sea, but the excitement of this possibility every day is at times overwhelming. Whale sharks in Utila are seen year round. There tend to be certain conditions in which they are more likely to be seen, but even the most predictable days may leave nothing but a want for more and the most unlikely
Direct International Flights to Roatan
Roatan can be reached by any of a variety of direct international flights. The airport on Roatan, the Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (code RTB), receives flights throughout the year from both domestic and international airlines. To fly to Roatan directly from the U.S., you can use American Airlines out of Dallas or Miami, Delta Airlines out of Atlanta, or United Airlines out of Houston. Most West Coast airports will
Living in Roatan
An irresistibly clear, aquamarine sea…rugged terrain covered by lush jungle canopy…vibrantly colored tropical flowers… What’s not to like about this romantic Caribbean island? This is a place where you can sink your toes into fine, soft golden sand on a picture perfect beach. When you’re ready for a swim just ease your way down a perfectly sloped beach into the lukewarm Caribbean Sea—Roatán offers more than its fair share of pristine beaches
Question: Is Roatan a dangerous place to live?
Answer: Everywhere is dangerous. I’m not being overly vague, I’m just being honest. I have lived in Roatan for over two years now and have never had a problem. I can say with absolute honesty that I looked over my shoulder far more often walking around Washington, DC, than I do around here. I have bars on my windows and doors here, just like I did in
ROATAN DIVING SPOTS
Roatan reigns as one of the best diving islands in the Caribbean, and as a result there is no lack of dive shops and Roatan diving tour operators. It’s also a good place for divers of all levels offering shallow dives, walls, wrecks, and areas with drop-offs, caverns and swim-throughs for the more adventurous. TOP DIVES TO TRY Dolphin Den This site offers a cave-like swim through that takes you
Long before Christopher Columbus landed on the Bay Islands in 1502, Paya Indians called Roatan their home. While not much is known about the very first inhabitants of the island, it is believed people roamed this paradise as early as 600 AD. Today, “Yaba-dind-dings” (Paya artifacts) are still found including pottery, shell ornaments, conch trumpets and clay figures.
Roatan has a rich history of pirating on the island. The island became a