Utila is the third largest of the Honduras Bay Islands. The eastern end of the island is capped by a thin veneer of basaltic volcanic rocks, erupted from several pyroclastic cones including 74 m (243 ft) Pumpkin Hill which forms the highest point on the island. It has been documented in history since Columbus' fourth voyage, and currently enjoys growing tourism with emphasis on recreational diving.
With favourable diving conditions, the island increasingly attracts general tourists, along with more traditional international backpacker visitors. More than eighty diving sites are located around the island among its extensive reefs teeming with marine life, including the elusive whale shark.
Things to See & Do
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language –Spanish, English
Population - 3,500 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +504
Travel Links – There is a regular passenger ferry, the Utila Princess, which runs 2 times a day between the mainland port of La Ceiba and our Municipal Dock arriving in the centre or "El Centro" of the town. Our small Airport receives flights every other day from Aerolineas SOSA and there are Charter Airlines who fly on demand.