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Roatan at a Glance

Roaton is Honduras's largest island and sits off the eastern coast in the Caribbean. This former pirate haven is a great place to snorkel, hike and lay on the beach. 

Roaton's rugged eastern coast with all its nooks and crannies was a favorite spot for smugglers and pirates. This same scenery that made sheltering a boat and carrying illicit cargo easy means that its a great place to lose yourself in the solitude and splendor of the island's natural environment. Pine forests and scenic coastlines await you. 

For more developed fun, go the island's western edge. Resorts, shopping and other tourist activities are available. Roaton sits on a large and beautiful reef. Snorkeling or scuba diving is practically a must-do activity. Plunge beneath the clear water and swim with schools of neon fish or count the number of different corals you see. 

What to Expect
High Season
December - April
Low Season
May - November
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Citizens of the United States, European Union, Canada, Japan and others can enter Honduras with a passport from their country of origin. Officials will staple a tourist card into the passport and it is important not to lose it because you'll need it to leave the country. For more information, contact the Honduran Consulate office in your country. American citizens can visit the U.S State Department website. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Heavy rains hit Honduras May through November in the interior and September through January on the coast. These can cause mudslides, floods and other dangers. Big storms can hit at all times of year hurricanes occur August through November. 

      Safety ConcernsTake a guide when you hike in the rain forest. Getting lost is a serious concern. Be on guard for pick pockets and muggers. Only carry what you need and keep valuables secreted in a hotel safe. Consider carrying two sources of cash; one hidden in a money belt and a smaller amount for your quick purchases. 

      Health Concerns Contact your doctor two months before your trip to discuss health concerns and potential vaccination requirements. While traveling, purify your water or drink bottled water. Honduras is also struggling with HIV/AIDS so as a safety precaution,  avoid sharing bodily fluids with people.