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                                     Cayos Vivorillo

  These bush- and tree- covered cays lie on a coral reef at the southeast end of Banco Vivorillo.
  No one lives on those cays only during the fishing season fishermen make use of some islands.

 

Fishermen catch between 15 and 20 sharks in gillnets per boat daily. Caught on handline with homemade lure

 Home of many hundreds of frigatebirds, boobies and pelican, colonize this little cay

 

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.  Colourful

  Fishingfleet

Lots of people live in houses on piles

Special architecture from this house right on the reef

houses, friendly 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 "No-see'ems"

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

Mary's Place, Roatan

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 reef.

Half Moon Bay, Roatan

Roatan Picture Gallery over and underwater:
http://www.divephotoworld.com/honduras.htm

 

 

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