Utila Islan - Bay Island - Honduras
It is one of the three main islands of the Department of the Islands of Bahia on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. It is also one of its four municipalities, it has about 50 square kilometers of surface, distributed in 11 kilometers long by 4 wide. On the island there is only a town called East Harbor in which they inhabit about three thousand inhabitants.
Like all the islands that conform the department the official language is the Castilian, but the majority of the activities and population speak the English like main form of communication.
Among its tourist attractions, its main is to be part of the second chain of coral reef more extensive in the world, so its resources in marine species is totally invaluable, to which is added its warmth of crystalline waters and its visibility within the Water to appreciate in great detail the variety of marine spices that inhabit and reproduce in their reefs. That is why Utila is considered as one of the main tourist destinations in the world for the practice of diving, in addition to being one of the places where visitors can receive certification and diving courses certified at a very low cost, inside Of its small village stretching around 12 shops and diving schools for both beginner and more experienced visitors seeking higher-level certifications.
Its surroundings are a variety of islets or cays, many of which are inhabited creating a very peculiar community just 30 kilometers from the main island Roatan.
Among the main tourist activities is fishing and trade, as the island has hotels and shops that occupy their spaces in high seasons. It is worth mentioning that during the month of July, the island is celebrating and celebrating its carnival an Anglo-African and Creole cultural mix.
Inside the island there is a single road that crosses the island from side to side, in addition to an intersection that crosses that road to connect the muello and on the mountain to the runway, most of its population moves on foot or By bicycle, although there are also motorbikes and golf cart that according to comments of its visitors are returning the only street a little more crowded.
The variety of accommodations is great, and for all tastes, but its visitors should be aware that its facilities are modest, inside the village is also known for a few bars on the quays with very good atmosphere, and at the end the only beach Publishes white of coral remains that invites its visitors to take baths of sea water.
Its gastronomy in general is based on seafood, soups and pasta made with lobsters, crabs, snails and different species of fish. The variety of restaurants is wide for both backpackers and more demanding visitors.
how to get there
To get to Utila you can take a sea route through the ferry from the port of La Ceiba on land, as well as ferries that transfer people between islands within the archipelago, and also can be reached by air as it has a runway and A company of commercial aircraft that make connections every day from La Ceiba.