Top things to do

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…
Cafe in Utila

Rio Coco Cafe

This is the best place for good coffee in Utila, with a range of Honduran roasts that can be produced hot or iced. Housed in a cute blue-and-white timber house on the seafront, Rio Coco offers good breakfasts and si…
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…
Bar in Utila

Skid Row

Everything a hard-drinking bar should be, with a leaky tin roof, concrete floor, pool table, dart board, an excess of wizened characters and a long-suffering bartender. All visitors are cordially invited to take up …
Pizza in Utila

Mango Café

Owned by Andrea, an Italian who's lived in Utila since the 1990s, this place specializes in authentic thin-crust pizza from a purpose-built brick oven. The menu runs from egg sandwiches and burritos to seared tuna, …
Cafe in Utila

Hotspot Cafe

With real coffee and an enormous whiteboard menu that includes breakfasts (L60 to L100), smoothies, burgers, wraps and a popular steak sub, this cute yellow-and-white painted shack lives up to its name – it heaves w…
Caribbean in Utila

RJ's

Ask anyone on the island where you can find Utila's best food and they'll tell you RJ's without hesitation. While that may be due more to the local taste for traditional Caribbean cooking than anything else, this fr…
International in Utila

Mango Tango

Housed in the bright-yellow Mariposa building near the main dock, Mango Tango has some of the best food in town. Try a lion-fish burger, tuna ravioli or filet mignon from the interesting international menu, or just …
Caribbean in Utila

Birdhouse

This friendly new addition to Utila's seafront is a colorful and chilled out bar-restaurant. The house specialty is rotisserie chicken, each serving of which comes with a pick of delicious side dishes, such as rice …
Cafe in Utila

Che Pancho

This small cafe has a garden location and serves up an excellent selection of salads, hot dogs, schnitzel, sandwiches and even a tuna fillet. Add to that a good range of pancakes, smoothies and juices – as well as a…