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Old 04-07-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Anybody been lately? I found a few older threads on it, just wondering if anyone has been recently. Well be headed there end of July.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:52 PM   #2
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My brother and his wife were going diving there once or twice a year. The airlines have jacked up the flights out of Houston to stupid levels. I know they have a trip planned but don't recall where they are going. I know they have been looking at Corn Island Nicaragua
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:58 PM   #3
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Nobody left in Honduras.... They are all here at the border!!
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
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I would really consider an alternate location.

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-advisory.html

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/honduras
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:09 PM   #5
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Went a couple years ago. It’s great. Bring bug spray. The no see ems are brutal!
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:10 PM   #6
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Everything Ive been reading and heard so far is mainland Honduras is the area to avoid, not necessarily the island. However, weve never been.
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:21 PM   #7
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Everything Ive been reading and heard so far is mainland Honduras is the area to avoid, not necessarily the island. However, weve never been.
Roatan is fine ! Its mainland Honduras that is a issue

Oct 16, 2018 Roatan is a beautiful island about 40 miles off the coast of Honduras. ... It is, in fact, much safer than mainland Honduras and feels infinitely safer than the U.S., if for no other reason than the total absence of a gun culture. Further, there is no evidence of significant gang activity or violence on the island.
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:48 PM   #8
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Like said, that warning is more for the mainland.

You should be fine. Been a couple of times and have never felt unsafe at any point. It is beautiful and very nice people.
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Oct 16, 2018 Roatan is a beautiful island about 40 miles off the coast of Honduras. ... It is, in fact, much safer than mainland Honduras and feels infinitely safer than the U.S., if for no other reason than the total absence of a gun culture. Further, there is no evidence of significant gang activity or violence on the island.
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Like said, that warning is more for the mainland.

You should be fine. Been a couple of times and have never felt unsafe at any point. It is beautiful and very nice people.

Any specific must do's? I am about to sign my wife and I up for diving classes here locally so we'll be ready to make the best of the underwater sights.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:12 PM   #10
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Roatan is island life. Cool. If you are interested in fishing or snorkeling or just renting a boat with guide let me know. I have a guys info. Loves the reef and fishing. There is also a small zoo in the neighborhood he lives in. Had a few monkeys and sloths. Would not vestige to go back. Find you a driver before you go. They are well worth it. Tell them you want some conch soup.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:13 PM   #11
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The Island people will tell you they don’t feel safe on the mainland. They warn you against it. Kinda like going to Belize mainland. No Bueno- Goto one of the islands and it’s a different story. Go and have fun
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:25 PM   #12
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Any specific must do's? I am about to sign my wife and I up for diving classes here locally so we'll be ready to make the best of the underwater sights.
If you are a diver it is a must. Visit the West End and West Bay. We did a glass bottom boat that goes out to the drop off to what looks like the end of the shelf. Lots of fish and other creatures. If you can get a ride from a taxi or a tour to the top of the island, the view is amazing! The seafood there is amazing as well. We just enjoy the beaches. They are stunning.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:31 PM   #13
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My brother and his wife were going diving there once or twice a year. The airlines have jacked up the flights out of Houston to stupid levels. I know they have a trip planned but don't recall where they are going. I know they have been looking at Corn Island Nicaragua
We were deciding where to go for our January trip and noticed the flights. At first I thought I made some mistake by the prices. Still plan to go. Wife's boss goes all the time, loves the diving.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:43 PM   #14
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I was there last month on a cruise ship excursion. Tourism is their #1 industry and they bend over backwards to make it safe for tourists. We did enjoy the Gaumbalimba (sp?) park for the capuchin monkeys. Getting around can be a pain as their roadways have not kept up with the volume of tourists. Overall I enjoyed our visit and would love to spend a week there.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:57 PM   #15
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I was there last month on a cruise ship excursion. Tourism is their #1 industry and they bend over backwards to make it safe for tourists. We did enjoy the Gaumbalimba (sp?) park for the capuchin monkeys. Getting around can be a pain as their roadways have not kept up with the volume of tourists. Overall I enjoyed our visit and would love to spend a week there.
Great to hear!
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:21 PM   #16
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Honduras is a septic tank

Along with the rest of Central America

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Old 04-09-2019, 08:24 PM   #17
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my brother has a couple of acres for sale there (Roatan) if anyone is interested.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:41 PM   #18
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my brother has a couple of acres for sale there (Roatan) if anyone is interested.
How much?
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:07 PM   #19
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I spent spring break in Roatan on a mission trip three weeks ago. Great place. I never felt unsafe and the people are generally very welcoming. Just don't go to the wrong places at the wrong times like anywhere. I am no expert on the resort setting because we didn't really focus on those areas but I would have no reservations in making a trip. I don't dive but some of our team does and they say it is top notch. Fishing is good as well.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:11 PM   #20
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How much?
I'm not sure as I haven't talked to him about it for a few years, but him and his wife were planning on retiring there, but I think that their plans have changed somewhat.

I will ask him and pm you with details if that is ok.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:12 PM   #21
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I once dropped my sunglasses in a job site port-a-can.....the whole experience was better than the day I spent in Roatan.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:15 PM   #22
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Snorkel in West Bay. You walk in from the beach straight to the reefs. Better snorkeling than what I found in Cozumel and Belize. Freaking awesome.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:52 PM   #23
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Been there 3 times and loved every trip. Roatan is completely tourist and safe. Plenty to do.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:50 AM   #24
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I spent 8 days in Roatan in 1981. It was before it got all touristed up. Had soldiers at each corner in town. The people were some of the most friendly I have seen. We roamed around and never felt like we were in danger. Even though most all the Central American countries were at war with each other.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:00 AM   #25
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Roatan is a tourist destination, albeit a good trip. If you want something a little/lot more toned down in pace. Puddle jump over to Utila.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:03 AM   #26
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We just got back from Roatan and it is one of our favorite places in the world! But No civilization left there so you probably should not go. There is high crime and muddy waters. I would compare it to a certain wildlife refuge in Texas (no deer, hard hunting, terrible experiences)
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:28 AM   #27
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You can return back to the states via one of the caravans. It would be quicker than flying, and they will feed you well!!!
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:41 AM   #28
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It's fine
My friend is almost done building his house there. Still very safe...although dont put yourself in a situation ..just use common sense when out in evenings.
I'm heading to Nicaragua soon and just keep to the areas that are the safer ones
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:43 AM   #29
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Stopped there once on my Navy Ship. We had to take penecillin due to malaria chances prior to pulling into port. Idk why anyone would want to go to this place. Lol
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:45 AM   #30
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Stopped there once on my Navy Ship. We had to take penecillin due to malaria chances prior to pulling into port. Idk why anyone would want to go to this place. Lol
One of the girls working where we stayed had malaria. We had to have the shots before we left stateside. The diving there is some of the best in the world.
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I once dropped my sunglasses in a job site port-a-can.....the whole experience was better than the day I spent in Roatan.
Curt, we need to hear more about this day!
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:25 AM   #32
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I once dropped my sunglasses in a job site port-a-can.....the whole experience was better than the day I spent in Roatan.
Which spot would you say had better snorkeling?
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #33
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Roatan is great. The sand fleas are terrible. Talked to an ex-pat down there who said he tells all his friends that visit to take a claritin everyday for a week or so before coming down. It greatly reduces the carnage those little buggers can induce.
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