The Bay Islands, consisting of Guanaja, Roatan, and Utila, are increasingly becoming a popular destination for travelers. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest barrier reef system on the planet and the largest one in the Western Hemisphere, resides near the Bay Islands. It includes a number of protected areas including the Belize Barrier Reef, the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, The Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Cayos Cochinos Marine Park, and the Sain Ka'an Biosphere. With a wealth of exquisite tropical surroundings, the Bay Islands are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Head here to enjoy diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking, and kayaking. History buffs will also be impressed as there are a number of ancient Mayan ruins scattered throughout the region.
While you are here, be sure to make time for some of these sights:
-Roatan: This island is situated between Guanaja and Utila. It is the largest island of all three and includes two municipalities, Jose Santos Guardiola and Roatan.
-Utila: This island is becoming similar to its sister island Roatan in that commercialism is starting to expand. It is known throughout the world for Sunjam, an annual event showcasing some of Central America's and the world's top DJs.
-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. The wildlife includes endangered and rescues species that are cared for and rehabilitated.
A vacation rental in the Bay Islands is the ideal way to experience all that the city has to offer and helps visitors feel at home when they come here. Vacation rentals are a great way to make the most of your time in Honduras, whether you are on a Honduras honeymoon, a family vacation, or a spring break trip with your friends.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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