Attractions

Top Choice Aquarium in Utila

Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center

This excellent place dedicated to whale shark research has numerous displays about the sharks' biology. The real reason to visit, however, is to join one of the regular snorkeling trips (L1000, 7:30am to noon) and t…
Wildlife Reserve in Utila

Iguana Research & Breeding Station

Up the hill from the town center, this great place studies and protects the highly endangered Utila iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri), which is known locally as 'the swamper.' Visitors get to see plenty of these fascinatin…
Arts Center in Utila

Utila Art Space

Locals call this amazing Gaudiesque building (designed by the owner of the Treetanic bar) 'the museum', but it's actually a cultural center providing activities for islanders, particularly children. Visitors and vol…
Beach in Utila

Bando Beach

Utila Town's privately run beach is a bit of an underwhelming affair, but at least you're in an enclosed space with sun loungers and access to a bar for cool drinks. Turn right from the harbor and head to the very e…