Saturday, September 30, 2006

San Pedro Sula- La Ceiba [Utila, Roatán&Guanaja]

Utila Beach bar [Chiringuito]
This must be the smallest Hotel on earth

Arriving to Utila

We didn’t see much of San Pedro Sula really. I don’t think there are that many things to see to be honest. Is the second biggest city in Honduras, and it has an International airport, probably due to its proximity to Guatemala.
While we crossed the city with the car I could see lots of poverty.
Kids not older than 10 -12 years old were begging for money at the traffic lights. They were everywhere.

Following the advice of our German friend, we decided to go to Honduras bay Islands. There are little ferries to the 3 Islands [Utila, Roatan and Guanaja] from La Ceiba. They are called Honduras Bay Islands.
My friend Tony wanted to do the route with his watercraft again, but I persuaded him not to.

Utila is the 3rd largest island in the Honduras Caribbean. There are currently about 50 established scuba diving sites there. Paradise if you are crazy about it.

Útila borders on the Mesoamerican barrier reef system, the second-largest reef in the world, after the Australian great barrier reef .

Beautiful warm clear waters.
Finally, 'The Beach'!

Útila has been a part of Honduras for over 150 years. Yet its nature reflects its independence and its local government works diligently to promote and protect its unique and wonderful culture.
For almost 200 years Spanish conquistadores and British pirates battled for control of these islands, ignoring the Indians for the most part.

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