Roatan Travel Guide

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Roatan Overview

Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands.

The most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole, capital of Roatán municipality, located in the southwest. Other important towns include French Harbour, West End, and Oak Ridge (the capital of José Santos Guardiola municipality).

Located near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea (second largest worldwide after Australia's Great Barrier Reef), Roatán has become an important cruise ship and scuba diving destination in Honduras.

Tourist activities in Roatán include diving, eco-tourism, adventure sports like ziplining, sport fishing, and glass-bottom boat tours.

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