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Tim
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Roatan Mini Tour Reply with quote

Roatan is the largest of the bay islands of Honduras. Columbus stopped here on his fourth voyage.

It has belonged to Spain, Britain, and several American fruit companies. English is perhaps the most common language although many only speak Spanish. Many Americans have settled on the west end of the island. Roatan is world famous for its pristine diving and snorkeling. Some of the reefs on the north side are a short swim from the beach in shallow waters. The water is very clear.

Ships dock at Coxen Hole and French Harbour. We docked at Coxen Hole. There is only one space at this pier but another ship was anchored nearby. Two ships were at French Harbor. The dock area at Coxen Hole has modern shopping and a taxi and tour area. Once you walk into town it becomes grubby. Some bars are located on the waterfront. Be prepared to be harassed by vendors selling Chinese made watches, sunglasses and other crap while you try to enjoy your beer.

A zip line is within walking distance from the dock. Prices vary but the cheapest may be at the concession. Aside from snorkeling and a visit to the Monkey Park it is the top attraction on the island.

Tours seem to get cheaper as you walk the gauntlet of booths. We paid $25 for a decent tour with guide. Of course the guide is unpaid by the tour company and relies on tips.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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