About Utila

Utila, the smallest island in the Bay Islands chain, is celebrated for being one of the most inexpensive and exquisite spots in the world for scuba diving. In recent years, commercialism has started to expand though its breathtaking tropical landscape remains intact. The rich diversity of marine life here is matched only by the unique blending of cultural influences in the area, which includes Mayan Indians, the British, and the Spanish. This means that both nature lovers and history buffs will have plenty to look forward to when they visit. Outdoor enthusiasts will have plenty of options to choose from including Utila diving, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and horseback riding.

Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Utila:

  • The Copan Ruins: This Mayan city is a big draw for history buffs. It features an acropolis, a ball court, and a hieroglyphic stairway, and has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • The Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Nature Reserve: Located in Western Honduras, this unique reserve is home to numerous tropical birds.
  • La Esperanza: Known also as "The Hope," this town is located in Intibuca, an area where many Lenca people reside. A drive from the town of Gracias to La Esperanza is well worth the trip. The road showcases some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Honduras.
  • Gracias: This Honduran town is rich in culture and history. It is a must-see stop for all travelers interested in learning about the country. It features several historic sites including the village square, which is where Captain Juan de Chavez first arrived to the region in 1544.

A vacation rental is the best way to enjoy all of the comforts of home while you are in Utila. Vacation rentals are a great way to make the most of your time in Utila, whether you are on a Honduras honeymoon, a family vacation, or a spring break trip with your friends.