In 1860, a group of Islanders requested the assistance of William Walker to help them resist the transfer of the Bay Islands from the UK to Honduras. They told him that the islanders would support him in resistance against becoming part of Honduras. Walker readily agreed and rounded up a group of mercenaries to accompany his new adventure.
All about Roatan
The Buccaneer Inn is built in the perfect spot and has the perfect feel to it. It gives the community of French Harbour character and is the pride of the town. It has been reinvented and is now home to Roatan’s newest swim club. It is also home to a lovely small museum that features the history of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Enjoy at cup of coffee at the Walala Café, or your favorite beer at the Beer Bar.
I guess I am a born explorer. Perhaps not your Indiana Jones adventurer going way off the beaten path to follow a quest. But I am one to take a turn on the road and see where it leads. Today while in Roatan, I did just that, and went down a steep road following a sign that said “Ibagari”.
Since I live in La Ceiba, travel to Roatan is easy. I have two options: I can fly or take the ferry. When I first moved to Honduras, I could only fly, as there was still no ferry service available. Fortunately, we now have a state of the art ferry that is efficient, safe and fast!
As you know, Honduras held general elections last Sunday November 26th. The election process took place with civility and the process was orderly. There were a total of 9 different presidential candidates, only three had a chance of winning. In the end, the results are tight between two of the candidates.
Let’s face it, finding pristine and remote beaches in Central America is a real challenge. We all dream of traveling to the Caribbean Sea and finding a pristine beach in a remote location. We all think of pristine as unspoiled, beautiful and in its natural state. Yet it loses a lot of its charm as soon as we realize that pristine also means with no comfort and services.
There are two main routes for travelers crossing into Honduras from Guatemala. One of them follows the Caribbean Coast, through the Corinto Border over the Motagua River. As a general rule, travel from Rio Dulce to La Ceiba uses this route.
If you get stuck, and absolutely need to travel, head for the airport if you are in La Ceiba or Roatan. The airlines usually provide extra departures when the demand increases due to the closing of the port
Are you looking for a quiet, unique and pleasant boutique hotel in Roatan? If so, you should consider Sandy Bay.
West End Village offers a beach front community that has attracted many foreigners. As a result, creativity is always present.