Roatan, Honduras

Roatan is an island of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest of the islands of the Department of Islas de Bahia, and it measures approximately 60 kilometres long for less than 8 kilometres wide in its widest. Its capital is Coxen Hole, in the South-West of the island.

Tips

Roatan is a destination of choice for lovers of diving because it has the second reef in importance, after the great barrier reef in Australia. Apparently, 90% of marine life of Caribbean is there, so keep your eyes open wide to see the multitude of sea turtles, rays and moray eels.
For the epicureans this destination includes many highly reputed restaurants of fish and sea fruits.

 

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Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, a paradise island for divers, is at the East coast of the Yucatan, Mexico. Captain Jacques Cousteau, a famous oceanographic explorer, made known the beauty of the coral reef through his documentaries where international divers start looking for marine pleasure.

Tips

Even if you do not practice diving, you will certainly be tempted to take a mask and a snorkel to embark on the adventure and admire the many underwater species in clear and turquoise water, the boldest can take diving courses and go with guides on the reefs. Local certified divers have several predestined locations but it is the North of the island which has their preference with the most beautiful seabed that aexist.

If despite all the diving is not your priority, you might want to go to the ecological reserve of Park of Punta Sur where you can see beautiful specimens of migratory waterfowl, turtles and yellow crocodiles, climb the stairs of the lighthouse of Punta Celarain where your effort will be rewarded with a breathtaking lagoon view, go on a catamaran for a guided tour of the lagoon or enjoy the calm waters for kayaking.

The island presents also a cultural aspect that adds to its charm with the ruins on several sites like Tumba del Caracol in homage to the God Kukulcan or another most important San Gervasio with temples where the Mayan goddess Ixchel was honored, the ruins of Castillo Real are worth the detour with its tower and its colourful frescoes that have resisted at the time. You can find shops of souvenirs and restaurants on these different points of visit.

Sea excursions are also available to fans of fishing.

The beautiful beaches of white sand will tempt you to practice the international ‘sport’ of ‘doing nothing that relax’.

Dive to depths greater than 30 meters in a submarine, piloted by a professional crew is also possible. Discover why Cozumel is one of the best diving destinations in the world aboard the Atlantis submarine! Make a submarine trip to Chankanaab, a marine park protected environment, the amazing coral formations and a variety of marine animals.