July 21, 2014

Roatan, Honduras

Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands and is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, and less than 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) at its widest point. Located near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world, Roatán has become an important cruise ship and scuba diving destination in Honduras. Tourism is its most important economic sector, though fishing is also an important source of income for islanders.

The most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole, located in the southwest. Other important towns include French Harbour, Oak Ridge and West End.

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