Sopadilla Cays, Honduras
The Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve covers an area of approximately 125 square kilometers and includes fourteen sand and mangrove cayes along the southernmost tip of the Belize Barrier Reef, nearly 40 miles due east of Punta Gorda.
The outer portion of the reserve is characterized by shallow water reefs which occur as a fringe around the cayes. The depth of water over these fringing reefs is often less then 15 feet, and some of them are exposed at low tides. The outer reefs support a wide variety of fish. Often, large schools of jacks or spadefish will feed just off the outer slope. Nearer the bottom, angelfish, parrotfish and snappers begin to dominate. The waters are often spectacularly clear as water from the Caribbean washes over and through the reef cuts.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving and Snorkeling
* Mangrove tours
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language – Spanish, English
Population – 30,000 approx
Land Area – 125 km²
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 port is located at Punta Gorda, 40 miles west of Sapodilla Cayes.
Travel Links – Two local airlines, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air, have multiple daily flights to Punta Gorda either from the Belize International Airport or the Municipal Airstrip in Belize City.