Copan

Copan

  • We get many questions via email which is fine. The power of posting in a forum is much more powerful opening up the discussion to a bigger audience and allowing everyone to benefit from the good advice.

    Here is a Question please help answer it.

    Q "I would like to plan a dive vacation to Roatan in April or May and I'm hoping for some advice. I'm most interested in diving, but would like to see of of the sights in Honduras if possible. I'm a 30 year-old single woman and have been diving for 18 years. Where do you think would be best to stay where people would be friendly and the diving would be convenient? Is a particular month preferable?"

    The best time to dive in Roatan is any outside the wet season. The wet season is not especially bad unless you are unlucky and the sky should be clear for a good part of the day. Rain upsets the normal excellent visibility of Roatan's diving. Those months will be fine and neither is better just watch out for Semana Santa (week before Easter Sunday) it is a great experience but yes it gets busy and depends on your preference west end gets a bit hecktic but I love it - and west bay gets a lot of awseome game of volley going.

    As far as places to stay go please look around this site - anything on here is recommended.

    Outside of Roatan I recommend a trip down to Copan Ruins takes a whole day to get there really if your lucky. You may need to arrange a stay somewhere inbetween. Copan is a nice area itself but people go to view the Mayan Ruins.

    An excursion to the island of Utila makes for a good adventure, a smaller place than Roatan with a very different feel, worth diving there as well. Its popular with backpackers and people hoping to learn to dive very cheaply check out our initial advice on utila for more info on that place.

  • You can get to Copan and the ruins in a day from Roatan. You will need to leave early and catch the first ferry to the mainland Honduras the place is called La Ceiba. From here you will go via San Pedro Sula and there change for Copan 3 - 5 hours of bus, Hedman Alas run one of the better quality services though if they are not handy the other buses are an experience one should take from time to time.

    The bus ride is a pretty one as with most from within Central America and the smells revive even the most down trodden 9 to 5 er.
    It is a lovely village also and well worth the effort, in fact don't stop there Guatemala, el Salvador, Mexico....