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Isla de Roatán Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2016
Waterfalls  (1 Answer)

Have any of you tried the rope swing? Or found waterfalls with swimming lagoons? Maybe a place to cliff jump?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2015
Insect collecting  (1 Answer)

Hi!
I would like to know if anybody knows if it is permitted to collect insects for personal collection outside the reserves on Isla de Rotan.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2014
beads and findings?  (1 Answer)

I'm a crafter and jewelry maker. Are there any good places to buy beads or findings locally?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2014
Local Laws  (1 Answer)

Looking into buying property on the island and want to check local laws that pertain to foreign nationals owning property and about crime and self protection issues.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2014
Mahagony Bay  (1 Answer)

If traveling via a Carnival Cruise, is it necessary to buy an excursion to go to Mahogany Bay? Or is Mahogany Bay a public beach?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 20, 2014
Anti malaria pills  (2 Answers)

Going to Roatan Island next week . Any advice ? Should e take anti malaria pills?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2014
Dune Buggy tours  (3 Answers)

I am bringing my family via cruise ship in march 16,16, 14,12 years old...wanting to do dune buggy tours any suggestions/help?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2014
SINGLE MOTHER'S INDUSTRIES

I BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL HANDBAG MADE OF POP TOPS IN ONE OF THE BOOTHS IN THE BACK LEFT CORNER OF THE CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL "FLEA MARKET"
I WOULD LOVE THE NAME AND CONTACT INFO ABOUT THIS PLACE.
THANKS.
PS I WOULD ALSO LIKE INFO ABOUT THE HONEY/COCOA NUT PERSONS.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2014
8 hours in Roaton  (1 Answer)

Our cruise ship ports for only 8 hours in Roaton. We were thinking of hiring a taxi for the four of us; is this the best way to see what we want? What is the average cost per person for a day? Any great reefs to snorkel from the shoreline? Local fare we need to purchase to take home like dark chocolate, vanilla, etc? Are the ruins worth spending our time on or is it pretty much like all the others we've seen? Thanks so much for the advice!!! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
Advise on the Honduras  (2 Answers)

Now it's the_dutchman's turn to ask for some advise. My wife and I will be in the Honduras from the 10th of January till the 6th of Feb. 2014. We have laid out our itinerary for that time and have booked hotels in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Tela, LaCeiba and Roatan. Having traveled extensively to 75 countries throughout the world I am still cautious when we go somewhere. Any advice as to the dangers of the Honduras, how about bus travel, local or long distance. Any other advise you may be able to offer will be appreciated.

Gerry, the_dutchman P.S. We have been to the Copan ruins


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2013
car on ferry

How much from la cabia to rotain with car


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2013
Cruising; one day at the island  (9 Answers)

Hi, Im taking a cruise and I will be like 8 hrs in Mahogany Bay. Have you been there? I like cultural spots, like small towns, museums, etc. Is the town close to the port? Do I have to take a taxi, is there public transportation? I like budget stuff. Please give me recommendations. Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2013
Need a power cord for a MacBook computer  (1 Answer)

My daughter forgot her power cord to her MacBook computer, is there anywhere on the island near the cruise ship port that she can buy a power cord??? She is on a Carnival Cruise.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2013
South Shore vs West End  (1 Answer)

Hello, what is the diving like in the South Shore vs the West End of Roatan?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2013
Avoiding cruise ship crowds and traveler's e-coli?  (1 Answer)

Hi there,
I tend to be more of a backpacker traveler and like to stay away from resorts, cruise docks, etc. I know I'm a tourist just the same but I like to get the most unique perspective out of my travels rather than being surrounded by what I am trying to get away from... if that makes any sense. A friend and I will be meeting up on Roatan Island at the end of February - beginning of March. Are there any areas we should avoid? Also, how easy is it to hire a boat to travel to the other islands? I've read that they can be more remote.
Lastly, what is the deal with the water, I haven't found any big warnings about staying away from the drinking water. Mostly just warnings about sand flies. I've had traveler's e-coli before so just trying to find out if there are any drinks/foods I should avoid.

Thanks for any help!

Andrea


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2012
From Roatan to Utila  (2 Answers)

Hi,

How easy is it to get from Roatan to Utila?

Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2011
Post Office in Roatan?  (3 Answers)

Hello! We will be visiting Roatan for the day on a cruise and I'd love to find some postcards to mail to friends from Roatan. Does anyone know where the post office is and if I will be able to purchase postcards or beautiful stamps there? If so, does anyone know the hours of operation of the post office? Thanks so much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2011
Deep Sea Submarine - 1 person needed

Hi everyone,


My name is Alex, from London, England. Around late July, my girlfriend Abby and I are going on a 3 1/2 hour, 2000ft dive with the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration () in a deep sea submergible.
Located off the coast of Roatan Island (Bay Islands, Honduras) and one of only 3 places in the world which allows the public to dive in a submergible, this company takes you by far the deepest of all three.

We are incredibly excited about it, but the price we´re paying for all passengers is1600 total - a little expensive. However, Karl, the owner of the company, says that although it´s designed for 2 passengers, he often takes down 3 people who want to share the costs, making it only533 each.

The only limit is the weight limit of 440lb. Abby and I weigh in at 286lb, leaving around 154lb (or 70kg) space for another person.


Our dates are fairly flexible (around late July) so if you can come down to the island, and would like to join us, I think it´s going to be absolutely spectacular. And in case you´re worried, Karl is recommended by Lonely Planet, has made more than 1,500 dives and has recently taken down the President and Vice President of Honduras.


Looking forward to hearing from you,

Alex and Abby


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2011
Cheapest way to reach Roatan from Europe  (2 Answers)

Hello friends,

I need to reach Roatan from Lisbon, Portugal.
What air companies flies to Roatan?

Should I go to SAP instead and then by land+boat to Roatan?

I found Lisbon - Miami and then spirit airlines from Fort Laudardale to SAP with a good price. Any more ideas, please?

Great travels,
LP


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2011
Traveling with a Baby--but Not a Car Seat  (1 Answer)

We will be on Roatan for a cruise ship stop in April 2011. Are there good beaches within walking distance from the Coxen Hole port? Is there transportation other than cars to the West End beaches? We would like to not have to take our car seat with us.

Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 27, 2011
Considering a trip to Roatan....  (4 Answers)

OK..Whats the scoop on getting to and from the resort area around Roatan? Which airport should I use and what form of local transport will I need to get to and from the ocean?How long a drive is it and how are the roads.Is there a domestic airline doing local flights?-Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2011
shark dive  (5 Answers)

when you are diving with sharks are you in a cage??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2010
Pronunciation  (2 Answers)

Exactly how do you pronounce Roatan? Ro -tan or Ro-a-tan? or ...?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2010
needed supplies  (3 Answers)

I will be in Roatan next week. I have heard that med & school supplies are sorely needed in Honduras, & would like to take some stuff w/ me. Any suggestions on what to bring? And to whom should I give them?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2010
Need Help w/off the beaten track  (1 Answer)

My boss and her family are stopping in Roatan . . .on their cruise ship. I've searched all the websites . . . what I need help with is . . they really want off the beaten path to hire a driver for a day. I'm looking at West End Beach and Gumbalimba park (kids under the age of 12) and a terrific restaurant . . perhaps if you also know a great driver who can meet them at the dock. Thanks so much for ANY imput.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2010
shots? malaria pills?  (3 Answers)

If we are planning to stay on Roatan, do we need any shots? What about malaria pills? I do think we'll want to day trip to see the Mayan ruins & rainforest, so ........
This winter I spent a day on Roatan, & a day cave trekking in Belize. No prob either place. Was I just lucky? Is it worse in the summer?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2010
topless beaches

Thanks to everyone for all your advice.
One more question: are any of the beaches around Ambegris Caye clothing optional or topless allowed?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2010
Spooked by Malaria Help?  (6 Answers)

Travelling on a cruise ship and we are in Roatan just for the day. Looked on the travel advice website and got a bit spooked by the high risk of Malaria.
Do we need to take Malaria tablets? Can anyone please reassure or advise.

Thanks,
Tommo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2010
Our first Trip to Roatan  (4 Answers)

My wife and I are planning to go to Roatan from March 1-8 2010. We live in Toronto and were wondering about drinking water and food safety as well as any other health concerns rgarding the Honduras


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2009
Coming via private aircraft for 2 days...recommendations without reservations  (2 Answers)

My dad and myself are coming in via private aircraft. We do not know what day or when.

Is it easy to clear customs / immigration in Roatan?

Is it easy to get a taxi?

We do not have hotel reservations...is that okay? Where should we have the taxi driver take us?

Any general suggestions? We are not diving and will probably be relatively tired. This is our first trip to Roatan.



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