After renting the Hilux, we hit the road for a 20 minute trek across the beautiful tropical island of Roatan, to get our Honduran exploration underway.
I ended up using Google Earth to view the location of many of the resort choices in advance, before picking a place to stay. After a lot of searching, I settled on the Blue Bahia Resort.
The Grand Tour
The check in was quick and easy, the owner of the resort “Josh” made things quite pleasant, with a warm welcome. He kept things interesting, by messaging us every morning of our stay using WhatsApp with a unique fun fact about Roatán, or an activity to fill the day.
Josh even came out to the vehicle, and personally helped us carry our luggage up to our beautiful room at the Blue Bahia Resort. Below is a Video Tour of our Room, and the breathtaking views it had to offer:
There’s an on-site scuba, and snorkeling rental desk. The Blue Bahia also has Scuba training courses onsite. Roatán is located on one of the largest Coral Reef Systems in the world.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, also known as the Great Mayan Reef. Stretches along the Central American coastline for 700 miles from Mexico to Honduras. Offering up some of the best scuba diving, and snorkeling experiences in the world. From below the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea.
After getting settled into our room, and forcing ourselves to tear our eyes away from the amazing Sunset Room Ocean View. We headed downstairs to pay the Beach Grill Restaurant a visit. This quickly became one of our favorite places on the island for dinner.
After a delicious meal, we headed to bed early as we were tired from the long transit, and the hustle and bustle to get here.
Let’s Explore Roatán!
We loaded up the Toyota Hilux, and set off across the island, enjoying some of the amazing views offered from the hill tops along the way.
After a short drive around the island, we finally arrived at our destination. It looked like a scene straight out of Jurassic Park as we pulled into Gumbalimba Park.
The guided tour, is the way to go. After getting our guide we set off to explore the park. Every corner you turn, there’s wildlife to be discovered. You have to watch where you step closely.
Checkout the Black Iguanas
The bathrooms are located next to the beach, with an amazing view, so of course we had to get our picture took.
Touring Gambalimba Park
For the next part of our tour, we head inside through a Spanish style Fort Wall entrance, lined with Cannons. In here we visit the insect museum, and learn the local history of Roatán Honduras.
How Much Is The Toll?
Once the museum piece of our tour was complete. We headed back outside, where the next part of our adventure decidedly took a turn for the Wild.
A Walk Down The Wild Side
After crossing the bridge, we found ourselves in a wild animal encounter. My partner, being the animal lover that she is, was all for it. Me on the other hand, well let’s just say I had mapped all the nearest escape routes 🤣.
Just Monkeying Around
After we said our fair wells to the monkeys, we started heading for the exit.
After our adventure came to an end, we loaded up the Toyota Hilux, and headed out to find lunch. In search of a local cuisine that’s a must try in Roatán Honduras.
A Finish To The Day
After a fun filled day of discovery. We closed out the night with dinner, and desert. We had to rest up, to get prepared for our next adventure in Honduras.
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The Roving Gypsy
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