Roatan Island Honduras: Facts

For those who need to be In the know about Roatan... Or are just lost!

Where is Roatan?

(16.34°N 86.33° W)

Located in the Western and Northern Hemisphere of Central America in the country of Honduras bordering Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, 1816 km or 1129 miles north of the equator. In the Bay of Honduras (some say Western Caribbean) between the islands of Utila and Guanaja.

Weather

Roatan has a tropical climate, though constant sea breezes keep the islands average temperature between 70°F and 90°F. The yearly average temperature is 82°F. Rainy season is October - January and the average rain fall is 87 inches.

Flora, Fauna,
Birds & Marine Life

  • Flora: Tropical jungle with a mix of hard woods. , you will also find bromeliads, ferns, orchids, bamboo, palms, Hog Plum, Nance and Strangler Fig are also found. A variety of plants are found along Roatan´s tropical beaches. Coconut palms, coco plums, sea grapes, almond trees and a variety of vines and flowering plants. Mangrove forests are found throughout Roatan and play an important role in protecting the coastal shoreline from storm and wind damage. Mangroves are also important breeding grounds for marine life.
  • Fauna: 12 mammal species, 36 species of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Birds: 120 species of resident and migratory birds, approx 40 species actually live and nest on Roatan, the rest are migratory birds. The Yellow-naped Parrot is found in Roatan and is an endangered species.
  • Marine Life: Fringing coral reef with hundreds of fish and invertebrates. About 40 reptile species are found in Roatan including the endangered Hawksbill turtle. You will also find six species of frogs, 15 lizard species and 13 snake species.

Food, Drink, Cooking & Dining

Weather you:
  • Cook yourself or hire a local chef for the meal. You can chose from either local style or North American style grocery stores.
  • Stop on the roadside and select from many of the local food vendors.
  • Many restaurants dot the island serving local dishes as well as international cuisine.
  • If you wish a night on the town, Roatan offers some of the best upscale restaurants, that offer local as well as international cuisine

Your first drink of the day, is your last dive of the day.

  • Beer Foreign and Domestic (Just to name a few.)
    • Port Royal
    • Salva Vida
    • Imperial
    • Rarena
  • Wines & Premium Wines available
  • Rum Rum and more Rum...
  • Straight, mixed, specialty drinks to your liking.
Ready To Go kitchen with mahogany counter tops and cabinets. Fully equipped with electric stove and small appliances.

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