Tagged by: Roatan insider tips

So You Want to Work in Scuba Diving…

Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Posted in: Personal, Travel Tales

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I’d like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you looking to become a divemaster or instructor. If you want to work in scuba diving, there are several realities you need to know before getting started.

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I'd like to offer a few words of wisdom to...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Street Food

Date Posted: June 22, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

In case you’ve missed them, I’ve offered a few other Roatan Insider Tips before on local beer, transportation, tropical bugs, Extreme Roatan, local radio, and the best dive sites.


 

People are often hesitant to eat street food, and I can understand why. Nobody wants to spend an entire vacation writhing in pain because of a bad burrito. But if you know where to go then you can enjoy some of the best and cheapest food available without worry. Here are my favorite recommendations for eating safe street food in West End and West Bay, Roatan.

In case you've missed them, I've offered a few other Roatan Insider Tips before on local beer, transportation, tropical...

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Semana Santa in Roatan

Date Posted: April 2, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

beachfront hotel Roatan

What is “Semana Santa” anyway?

No, friends, it has nothing to do with Santa Claus. In most of Latin America, the end of Holy Week, or Easter Week, is a festival time. Most countries offer national holidays for at least Good Friday, if not other days as well. Most schools are closed and families take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate together.

What is "Semana Santa" anyway? No, friends, it has nothing to do with Santa Claus. In most of Latin America, the end of...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Transportation Around the Island

Date Posted: March 24, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

get around Roatan

So you’re coming to Roatan and want to know how you’ll get around the island. Here’s your breakdown on all things transportation whether you’re visiting or moving to Roatan.

Taxis on Roatan

Cabs are numbered and registered so you clearly know which vehicles are taxis. They are all white, 4-door cars with their registration numbers on the side doors. Taxi fares are set – for the most part. Here’s the caveat: you can either take a private taxi or a colectivo. If you take a private taxi your costs will be higher. If you are taking a colectivo, the car will stop periodically to pick up other passengers so don’t be surprised if you stop several times along the way for pick-ups or drop-offs. You also may end up holding someone’s child or bag as you squeeze in together. The more the merrier!

So you're coming to Roatan and want to know how you'll get around the island. Here's your breakdown on all things transp...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Mosquitoes, Malaria, and Dengue

Date Posted: March 19, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

malaria in Roatan

People often ask me if they should take anti-malarial medication while visiting Roatan. While Dengue Fever and Malaria can be contracted here, both are quite rare. I did have Dengue Fever last year, which was caused by these “turdwad” mosquitoes (watch the video). I had been here for two years when I got it, so I’m going to venture to say those of you visiting for a week have an unbelievably low chance of getting either disease.

People often ask me if they should take anti-malarial medication while visiting Roatan. While Dengue Fever and Malaria c...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Island Radio

Date Posted: March 14, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

So you come to Roatan and you rent a car and you’re driving around thinking, “I wish there was an awesome radio station around here!”

Have no fear, my touristy friend, we have you covered. Tune in to 101.1 Blue Wave Radio and sing along to your heart’s content.

HUGE BONUS…

So you come to Roatan and you rent a car and you're driving around thinking, "I wish there was an awesome radio station...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Best Dive Sites

Date Posted: February 9, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Jonathan Clarkin scuba diving in Roatan best dive sites

The best dives sites in Roatan is – of course – a subjective list. Some divers love wrecks, others prefer shallow dives with lots of light and color. Some divers seek out little critters in the sand while others prefer drifting along a wall looking for big stuff in the deep. But for those of us who live and breathe (bubbles) in Roatan, these are the best dive sites around.

The best dives sites in Roatan is - of course - a subjective list. Some divers love wrecks, others prefer shallow dives...

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