Outdoor Adventures in Roatan
By Viator, June 2014
Boat-based activities are probably the most popular sports here, as this island is slowly developing its reputation for easy access to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Scuba divers enjoy outings in crystal blue waters with lush tropical wildlife and sunken shipwrecks from bygone Colonial days. Fishermen spend their days hauling in marlin, barracuda, and grouper while enjoying the beautiful sunsets and clear-blue skies of the West Bay. Submarine rentals are also a popular pastime for those who just can’t get enough of underwater exploration
The more adventurous sect will enjoy the mangrove swamps of Roatan’s Camp Bay, and kayaking through them spotting wildlife is a beautiful and other-worldly adventure. Others spot wildlife in the Roatan Butterfly Garden, in Gumbalimba Park, or by ziplining through the treetops on a canopy tour. Others yet get back to beach basics and ride horseback through the gentle breakers of Roatan’s spectacular, sleepy coastline.