These bush- and tree- covered cays lie on a coral
reef at the southeast end of Banco Vivorillo.
lives on those cays only during the fishing season fishermen make use of some
between 15 and 20 sharks in gillnets per
||Caught on handline with
Home of many hundreds of
frigatebirds, boobies and pelican, colonize this little
Guanaja, Bay Islands
Guanaja is a very unique island. It is the tallest of
the Bay Islands, and is mostly covered by the Caribbean
pine. It is a tropical island
getaway for those who want to travel “off the beaten
path” and experience one of the last remaining unspoiled
islands in the Caribbean, removed from the
confines of civilization.
There are no roads, no cars, no traffic, no miles of
hotels along the beaches and no crowds. In fact, it's
normal to wake up in the morning, walk out on to the
beach and not see a soul for two miles!
The population of Guanaja is approximately 10,000
people, of which the majority live on Bonacca (known
locally as the Cay), the largest town, located east of
the main island. You can say that Bonacca is
overpopulated. I don't believe you could build another
house on the key. Narrow walkways and bridges over
canals make for the "streets". Getting around the island is by motorboat
since there are no cars. Bonacca is a unique community
with a lot of local flavour.
people, small canals where you will find dugout canoes
and a myriad of pedestrian streets all give it a
unique, distinctive personality you will not
find elsewhere. It's understandable that
everybody wants to live on this small little Cay
in their stilt houses. The mainland is full of
thousands very hungry, viscous,
blood sucking monsters, called sand flies or
The diving must have been very good before hurricane
Mitch struck the island in 1998. There are not many fish left.
Due to poor catches many of the fishing boats don't put
to sea as there are unable to cover their fuel costs.
Roatan, Bay Islands
This Island is an unspoiled adventure traveler's
destination. Roatan lies 30 miles off the coast of Honduras and are
33 miles long and 4 miles wide. Imagine stepping back in time to the
1950s. You won't find four star high-rise hotels, golf courses,
shopping malls or fancy stores. But you can find first class scuba
diving. The island is surrounded by the world’s second largest coral
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