Follow Rika Purdy, a Canadian expat in Roatán, Honduras, as she brings you on a virtual tour of her favourite places on the island. First, Rika shows us Roatán’s underwater world. Rika is a dive instructor and dives with us deep below the ocean’s surface to discover Roatán’s beautiful reef, which is the world’s second longest Barrier reef system. Then, she presents the tranquillity of Havana Beach, a north side beach, which is stunning, remote and not known by tourists. It’s a pristine beach with turquoise water and sparkling sand, with activities like kayaking, horseback riding and more. Finally, Rika introduces us to the locals of Punta Gorda, a traditional Garifuna community with its own history, language, food, dance and traditions. It’s the perfect laidback village to learn about a new culture, while relaxing and watching local fisherman fish for the catch of the day.
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
Roatán’s beautiful coral reef is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which is the second largest barrier reef in the world. The reef is home to a diverse ecosystem that entices divers from around the world. Here you can see all kinds of marine life from a variety of reef fish, turtles, rays and eels, to large sponges, pristine coral formations, lobsters and crabs.
Havana Beach is a stunning and remote beach on the north side of the island of Roatán, not known by many tourists. Visit this beach and enjoy peace and quiet, turquoise water and sparkling sand. Are you more of an adventurer? Havana Beach has everything to offer including kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, snorkeling and more.
The Garifuna town of Punta Gorda is a traditional Garifuna community with its own history, language, food, dance and traditions on the Northeastern coast of Roatán.