Roatan is known worldwide for its scenic beauty, but most importantly, because itâ€™s the perfect setting for scuba diving, snorkeling, snuba and other water sports. The largest and most developed island. Has the second largest coral reef system in the world. Besides white sand and turquoise waters, it has mountains that offer spectacular views and fresh climate.
A "must see" on Roatan is Yubu Garifuna Experience in Pollytilly, the specially conceived Garifuna culture village features native music, dance, building, food and crafts. Punta Gorda, the official Garifuna settlement on the East End of the island is also extremely interesting.
Wether it is sailing, water skiing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding or snorkeling youâ€™re after, Roatanâ€™s offers it all. Water sports are available in West End, West Bay, Brick Bay or French Harbour. Most drive and snorkel sites are close to shore, which makes them fun and easy for guests to enjoy.
There are three canopys in Roatan, one close to the French Harbor considered the most daring, and the other two in West Bay, more appropriate for all kinds of participants.
The Gumbalimba Park is one of the many attractions in Roatan and offers activities such as canopy, hiking trails, horseback riding, bird watching and artificial caverns that tell the story of pirates who lived on the island during colonial times.
One of the main attractions in Roatan is the â€śCoral Cay Marine & Nature Parkâ€ť. The 430,000 square feet key has a natural park for the observation of turtles and sharks, a restaurant and mangroves.
Roatan now wants to become the home of the most important music festival in Cetral America. The island held the first International Caribfest on August 5 and 6, 2005. The first edition in the â€śCoral Cayâ€ť Natural Park gathered more than 15 national and international artistic groups, and was seen by more than 10 thousand fans.