Coxen Hole, Honduras
Coxen Hole, also called Roatan Town, is the largest city on the island of Roatán, and the capital of the Bay Islands department of Honduras. Roatan offers many interesting things to do. There are plenty of scuba dive operators, and its beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Renting a car, motorcycle, or moped can provide you with the means to explore all the hidden places on the island.
West End on Roatan is definitely the most fun town on the island. There are bars, restaurants, live music, right on the Caribbean. This is also where the best sunsets are, with maybe the exception of West Bay. The reef is a short swim away for excellent snorkeling, especially around the southern point of Half Moon Bay.
Things to See and Do
* West End
* Mangrove Tunnel tour
* Dive with dolphins at Anthony’s Key
* Snorkeling around southern point of Half Moon Bay
* Kayaking trip around the island
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language – Spanish, English
Population – 5,100 approx
Land Area – 480 km² (Roatan)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +504
Port Location – The Cruise ship pier is located just west of the center of town at Coxen Hole.
Travel Links – Several US airlines offer non-stop flights to Roatan on weekends. Continental Airlines offers direct flights from Houston (Daily). Delta flies non-stop from Atlanta (Saturdays only).
American, Delta and Continental offer flights to San Pedro Sula on the mainland, from which you can get connecting service to Roatan.
TACA, a group of five regional airlines, offers service from Miami, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC with connecting service to Roatan, including mid-week flights. TACA also offers non-stop flights from Miami (Sundays only).
There are also local airlines such as SOSA, Atlantic, and Islena connecting the island with La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, and Tegucigalpa.
The Galaxy Wave is a new ferry that travels to/from La Ceiba on the Honduras Mainland.