About Roatan----Is the principal island and city of the caribbean department of Honduras, Islas de La Bahia.
The islands of the bay in general were inhabited in its beginnings by the Mayan civilization, soon by the payas, soon by the Spanish conquerors that brought African slavery, soon after conflicts came the English colonization that also underwent ups and downs until finally it was Ceded in its entirety to the Honduran government.
During the English hills there were black Garifuna traces of the islands of San Vicente and Gran Caiman, European countries with Ireland, Denmark, Italy and others, the English language was prodominante, and although at present the official language is Castilian, the dominion And the use of the English language is always greater.
At present the population is divided mainly in inhabitants of color or blacks, inhabitants meztisos that are called Indians that is a minority and the calls Carcoles that are mostly white people descending of English, North Americans or Europeans.
he main city is Roatan, which in turn is the departmental head of the department of the Bay Islands, with the largest number of inhabitants, and among the prominent towns of importance is the French Port, West End, West Bay, Punta Gorda and Jose Santos Guardiola.
Undoubtedly a destination very popular worldwide and the main tourist destination of the Honduran country, among its main activities is diving.
The island has an international airport, as well as a port that exports and imports products to mainland, Islas de la Bahia is a popular place in the world, highly quoted abroad for vacations, honeymoons where you can enjoy the warm weather , Coral reefs, crystalline waters, dances and Garifuna culture descended from African slaves.
The climate of the islands is totally tropical, with maritime influence and a temperature between 25 and 30 degrees, there is a lot of humidity and the rains can be moderate to strong in times of storms on the Caribbean side, it is estimated that strong hurricanes They cover the region during periods of 10 years, but they have not caused significant damages because, because of being watered, the waters during the storms are drained naturally and immediately to the ocean.
Its vegetation is dominated by mango, papayas, roses, orchids, coconut trees, many seaweed, and its fauna, small mammals such as the Aguties, which are rodents that exist in this region and on the island of Roatan , As well as monkeys, but its richness in its fauna is under the ocean, since it is there where it has a great variety of species, from sea urchins to diversity of fish such as sharks, dolphins, octopuses. You can also highlight its variety of sea birds such as gulls, pelicans, hawks, macaws among others. Finally also its warm climate is very prone to reptiles like iguanas and snakes.
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how to get there
Ferry available from La Ceiba two times per day, also flight from Ceiba, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, also international airport like San Salvador airport and also in the USA with airlines as AA, UA.