Roatán and the Bay Islands: Places to Explore

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  • Cayos Cochinos

    Hazy blue-green mountains speckling the horizon beckon from the mainland with pristine coral reefs and a thriving Garífuna culture. The Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands) archipelago is emerging as a...

  • Guanaja

    Guanaja, once populated by the Paya people, has rolling hills covered with evergreens. The easternmost island measures around 18 km (11 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. Christopher Columbus named it...

  • Roatán

    Only about 65 km (40 mi) from end to end, ribbonlike Roatán is the most populous of the Bay Islands. Most villages are along the water's edge, with rows of modest homes looking directly out to...

  • Utila

    The smallest of the Bay Islands, Utila has managed to evade full-scale development. It is small, especially compared to Roatán, and some visitors complain that there isn't much to do. On the...

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