With a tropical climate, miles of wide white beaches, and the second-largest coral reef system in the world, it’s easy to see why Roatan—the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras—is becoming extremely popular with international travelers. Don’t miss these outdoor activities on your next trip to this natural paradise.
You haven’t seen Roatan until you’ve seen it from the jungle canopy. The largest of the Bay Islands is home to one of the longest ziplines in Central America, comprising 23 platforms and some 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) of adrenaline-pumping line. For a different perspective, opt for a zipline that lets you fly like Tarzan through the jungle toward the ocean.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
With easy access to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef—the second-largest barrier reef on the planet—Roatan is quickly developing a reputation as one of the world’s top spots for scuba diving and snorkeling. Excellent visibility, colorful marine biodiversity, and a variety of dive sites, including several colonial wreck dives, make the waters of Roatan a popular spot for snorkelers and divers of all ability levels.
The Caribbean waters off Roatan teem with marine life. Catch your own dinner on a fishing charter that includes an experienced captain, boat, and gear to fish with multiple lines in the water. If you need a break, hop in the water for a refreshing swim or snorkel.
Jungle Horseback Riding
One of the best ways to explore the jungles of Roatan is on horseback. Saddle up and head out into the foliage, keeping your eyes peeled for some of the island’s native wildlife. Combine your ride with some time spent relaxing on a white-sand beach or kayaking in the gentle waters.