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Roatán is the largest and most developed of the Bay Islands. Long and thin (50km long but only 2km to 4km wide), the island is a real diving and snorkeling mecca – virtually its entire coastline is fringed by an astonishingly diverse coral reef teeming with tropical fish. But there's much more to Roatán than its reef.
The Bay Islands
Spectacular diving and snorkeling draws visitors from around the world to the three Bay Islands (Islas de la Bahía) – Roatán, Utila and Guanaja – between 25 and 50km off the north coast of Honduras. Their reefs are part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world, and teem with fish, coral, sponges, rays, sea turtles and even whale sharks.
The heartland of Honduras, this mountainous, forested region encompasses a roll call of the nation's outstanding sights. The top attraction has to be the outstanding Maya ruins of Copán, closely followed by the timeless colonial charm of Gracias, gateway to a chain of exquisite traditional communities called the Ruta de Lenca.
The lush, tropical northern region of Honduras has seduced visitors for centuries with its natural wonders and easy Caribbean vibe. Between the beaches are mangrove swamps and jungle reserves – with manatees in Cuero y Salado and howler monkeys in idyllic Parque Nacional Jeannette Kawas – that scream out be explored.
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