Roatan Visitors Information
The colorful English of the Caribbean and
Spanish are both spoken in Roatan and both languages are taught
in most schools. The current population of Roatan is approximately
The Lempira is the official currency of Honduras but
US dollars are becoming more and more accepted throughout Roatan
and can be used in most parts of the island. Credit Cards and Travelers
Checks can also be used while in Coxen Hole you will find ATM machines
for cash withdrawals.
For residents of most western countries to enter Honduras
or Roatan you only require a valid passport. Once in Honduras or
Roatan you can stay 30 days in the country a visitor's extension
is possible to a total stay of 180 days, when you are required to
leave the country. The immigration office on Roatan is located next
door to H.B Warren's in Coxen Hole. You can also obtain a three-month
tourist visa in the U.S. from your nearest Honduran consulate or
embassy. For citizens of some countries a visa is required. Check
locally with your Travel Agent or the closest Honduran Embassy.
Packing Information for Roatan.
Light and casual clothing is best. The Roatan climate
is warm all year round except for in December and January. A rain
jacket is a must just in case, as are sandals and a bathing suit
for the beach and sturdy hiking boots for walks and hikes. Sunscreen,
sunglasses and a hat are needed all times of the year, as the sun
is hot and strong. Bug repellent is also needed mainly for nights
and some beaches where sand flies are found.
Additional traveling items
Photocopies of passport and airline tickets
Back up money supply in travelers checks or credit card
Camera and film
Day travel bag
Always tag or label all of your luggage when flying
to and from Roatan AND put your name and address on a paper inside
each bag as well.
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