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My partner and I have a week off in mid-May to take a vacation with some American Airline miles. We had a lot of requirments: being a destination AA goes to (http://aa.innosked.com/(S(nlcbqi55qny4rk55xdqvrwig))/default.aspx?lang_id=EN), good snorkeling (from the beach, we don't like going with groups to things), budget traveling (~100 USD/day for both of us including lodging, food, activities), limited traveling around within the country (we just want to get off the plane and pretty much settle somewhere for the week), fishing (from shore...again, limited budget...we don't do the whole charter boat thing), staying at an airbnb.com type of place (basically some privacy and access to a kitchen), and finally if possible other things to do besides snorkeling and fishing. We thought we found the perfect destination with Roatan and were so stoked but we just discovered last nigh... more »
My husband and 21 year old daughter and myself will be leaving Copan on the 5th of January and heading to Roatan for a couple weeks. What is the best way to get to the La Cieba ferry (by 4:30 PM)? I am terrified of small planes, but thought there may be more options other than Hedman Alas busses.
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I've seen End of the World parties for Tikal and Ometepe and we are on our way to Copan and I'm assuming there's one there as well. Does anyone know if this is the case? If so, please post details.
I'll be visiting La Tigre in a couple of weeks. Any advice or suggestions? I've traveled pretty widely in Honduras, but've never been to La Tigre. Cheers!
Will be there with my wife Mar 2-6 from Canada. We're in our 40's, quite fit/active and we know how to enjoy ourselves! We're not planning to rent a car, will be staying in Utila and between napping, drinks and snorkeling (hopefully) with whale sharks we'd like to see whatever we can of Utila. We're not divers but snorkeling is very high on the list, so any tips on special spots would be appreciated. Hiking is another fave, as is any kind of genuine/special adventure stuff (like the ATM caves in Belize, etc.). Good local bars/music venues would also be cool as we'd like to go out at night.
I've trolled these forums and the LP guide but so far besides diving haven't come up with anything really "You hve to go here!", which is cool but I don't want to miss anything. For instance, on Roatan we're looking at exploring :
- Submarine http://www.stanleysubmarines.com/
- Roatan M...
Will be there Feb 23-Mar 2 from Canada. There are 4 couples, ranging from 30's to early 50's, all quite fit/active and we know how to enjoy ourselves! We've rented a house at First Bight, and between napping and drinks we'd like to see whatever we can of Roatan. Snorkeling is very high on the list, so any tips on special spots would be appreciated. Hiking is another fave, as is any kind of genuine/special adventure stuff (like the ATM caves in Belize, etc.). Good local bars/music venues would also be cool as we'd like to go out a few nights.
By trolling these forums and the LP guide so far I've come up with :
- Submarine http://www.stanleysubmarines.com/
- Roatan Museum and Dolphin Show (perhaps - if it's interaction in open water with wild dolphins)
- Arch's Iguana Farm (1.5m long iguanas!)
- Oakridge fishing village for tour of mangroves
- Maybe Punta Gorda to check out a ...
Hello fellow travelers!
My sister, girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Honduras for around two weeks in late February 2013, spending about half of our time on the mainland and the other half on Roatan to do some diving.
My girlfriend and I have some experience traveling overseas, mostly through SE Asia, and are hoping to keep this trip as open and spontaneous as possible. Throughout Asia we never had any problems finding a place to stay. We would show up in a town bus or train station, take a peek at our guidebook, fight through the crowds of touts, and scope out 2 or three spots before finding the one that fit us the best.
My Sister, on the other hand, hasn't traveled out of the country before and seems to be getting a little anxious about planning out the trip. I have gotten a few texts from her in the past few days saying that she has been researching places to stay... more »
I have been reading about the Guacamaya Spanish School and Ixbalanque Spanish School and have heard that they are very similar but I was wondering two things. One, what are Guacamaya's rates and when they mention all the activities over the weekend, horse back riding, bird park, coffee tour, etc. do going on those activities cost extra? Or is it inculded in the payment?
I am considering taking the Tica bus from Panama City all the way to Guatemala... On route, the bus goes through Choluteca, an area Canada advises against traveling in. I do not plan to stop in Honduras, I will only be passing through.
For anyone who is familiar with Honduras, what is your opinion? Is a bus traveling through this area safe?
Also, for anyone who is familiar with the Tica bus, do you recommend it?
I'd prefer not to fly.. Partly because it would be nice to see the countryside (however... being on a bus for 3 days probably isnt so nice), but also because it is very expensive to fly.
I'm traveling to Roatan at the end of February....I would very much like to stay at the Hidden Garden Cabins I feel it would be a perfect fit for my group...However after a couple days and a couple emails...no response (doubled checked email addresses and the spam box just in case). Has anyone else booked with them and had this happened...I guess I just need to know whether or not they are going to get back to me or if I should look elsewhere.... Thanks -Nicole
Will be in Utila late Feb/early March. Any recommendations? I'm not a diver and will likely be solo as my wife doesn't want to be near something that big!
TIA - R
My wife and I are interested in a 5-14 day dive trip in Utila early March. We are not on a tight budget. I am looking for a comfortable place, preferably not over $90 a night for the both of us. We are looking to dive with a reputable company, it would be nice if the place where we stay also has a dive shop, hopefully offers some packages and has new equipment, good food and a reliable boat. How many days are recommended to see the majority of the most popular dive sites in/around utila? I would prefer a popular dive shop with a good reputation. I used to work as a DM in Roatan years ago so I am a bit familiar with the system out there. Also, what is the easiest recommended/inexpensive way to get from New York to Utila? I dot mind spending extra money to make the trav time faster.
Thanks in advance,
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Hi - we're planning a Honduras trip for late Feb/early March and would like to visit Copan. We will only have a short time, so had planned to fly Roatan/Copan and return. However, I've just been told the Copan runway is closed for repairs, has been for 6 months, and there is no projected date for completion. Does anyone have any other info on this, or suggestions on alternative ways to travel between the two points in a single day? TO be honest, I'd looked forward to flying there in a small plane low to the ground. And if we can't make the trip in a single day we will have to skip Copan.
Thanks for your help - Rob.
Hi there Honduras,
My name is Matt - I'm an experienced traveler (and Couchsurfer) and dive instructor, and I did most of my teaching when I was living in Dahab, on the Red Sea in Egypt. I really want to move to Roatan from January - March but it's hard to find information on living costs. The only thing I could find was from a dive center in Utila:
My share of rent for a 2 bedroom flat: $175-275
other expenses: $400-600 a month
Does that sound accurate for Utila? How much more expensive is Roatan?
The same website tells me to expect to earn (as a diving instructor) $800 - 1000 in low season and $3000 - 4000 in high season. So teaching from January to mid-March I'm expecting I would make around $3750. Does that sound right?
Sorry to be so nitty gritty, but I've only been able to find this info from that one site and need to know to make a plan. The most recent informatio... more »
Just trying to book some accomodation over the holidays in Roatan. I don't mind basic but we would like to stay somewhere SAFE.
we are deciding between a few:
Roatan B&B, my concern is the dark road at night from town towards the forest
West Bay B&B.
your feedback or any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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