The Archipelago

Cayos Cochinos The Cayos Cochinos Islands, also known as the Hog Cays, is a small archipelago and is located just 19 kilometers off the northern coast of Honduras. The two larger islands are covered with thick tropical forest and are ringed by white sand beaches. The Cayos and surrounding waters were declared a marine reserve in 1994, with the help of theSmithsonian Institute, protecting all marine...

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Natural Beauty

Approximately 18 miles from the northern coast of Honduras, Utila is the flattest of the Bay Islands, and is accessible by small aircraft or by a one-hour ferryboat from La Ceiba. Utila’s English-speaking inhabitants first moved to the island in the early 19th century, emigrating from British islands in the Caribbean. Almost the entire population of Utila lives in East Harbour, the main town on a...

Eastern-Bay Island Beauty

Guanaja, the eastern-most of the Bay Islands, has spectacular, wide-open beaches on its northern side, magnificent reef on all sides, and a population of quirky, English-speaking islanders. Christopher Columbus christened what is today Guanaja as the ”Island of Pines” when he landed here on his fourth and final voyage to the New World in 1502. Although there are a few patches of pine on...

Admire Roatan

Roatan is the largest, most developed and most frequented of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Essentially a long, forested ridge rising from the Caribbean sea, it retains much of the original landscape that the Buccaneers knew in the 16th century. Roatan, like the rest of the Bay Islands, provides visitors with an unspoilt vacation alternative and is said to be much like the eastern Caribbean was before...

Events & Festivals

The four main events of the year on Utila are: Santa Semana (Easter) – a big holiday in Central America. Utila gets lots of visitors from all over Central America (including many utilians living abroad). Lots of parties in town and out on Water Cay. Book accommodation well in advance as this is Utila’a busiest week of the year.   Carnival (usually late July) – neighborhood parties...
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