Things to do in Honduras

Our most recommended things to do in Honduras

Roatán: Private Monkey and Sloth Sanctuary Tour

1. Roatán: Private Monkey and Sloth Sanctuary Tour

Start your half-day tour with pickup from your cruise ship terminal or your accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, make your way to the first of two animal sanctuaries with your professional, bilingual guide. Visit Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout, a small, family-run animal sanctuary and a safe and loving environment for many animals. You will get to interact with and learn all about sloths, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and parrots, with a guided tour through the park. Then, head to The Arch’s Iguana & Marine Park, one of the oldest animal sanctuaries on the island of Roatan. Established back in 1980 to protect iguanas, it is now home to over 4,000 iguanas, including the black spiny-tailed iguana that is native to Central America. After all the animal love, finish off with a beach break. Rest or make use of the facilities such as beach chairs, freshwater, WiFi, and showers before returning to your cruise ship or hotel.

Roatán: Zip-line, Snorkel and Daniel Johnson Sanctuary Tour

2. Roatán: Zip-line, Snorkel and Daniel Johnson Sanctuary Tour

After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal or your hotel, travel in an air-conditioned bus through Roatán. Start the day with a zip-lining adventure. Feel the thrill while zipping, gliding, and doing different flips whilst admiring panoramic 360-degree views of the forest canopy. The zip line route is composed of 16 lines, 24 platforms, and 3 suspended bridges. Next, visit Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout, a small, family-run animal sanctuary and a safe and loving environment for many animals. Learn all about sloths, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws and parrots, with a guided tour through the park. Then,  head to West Bay Beach to board a 15-passenger speed boat for a relaxing cruise around the bay and West End. Enjoy the coastline views, stop for a refreshing swim and take advantage of the snorkeling gear provided. Swim among sea turtles, squids, schools of fish, and other marine wildlife. Explore the world’s second-largest reef, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which runs from Belize to the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Roatán: City Bus Tour and Beach Break

3. Roatán: City Bus Tour and Beach Break

Explore Roatán at your own pace throughout several stops on the island and get to know the locals. Visit places like the central park, French Harbor, and a chocolate and rum factory. Afterward, enjoy a beach break on the West Bay Tabyana Beach. After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal, travel in an air-conditioned bus through Roatán. During the whole tour, you can opt to stay a little longer in a stop to explore the area at your own pace. In this case, the rest of your group will continue up to the next stops, and the bus will come back later to pick you up and take you to the next stops. The first stop is the central park in the village of Coxen Hole, where you take a walk around the park and see some shops and meet the locals. Continue up to French Harbor where you will see sights like fishing factories and chicken farms. This stop offers a true taste of an un-commercialized Caribbean village. Afterward, you will head down to the West End fishing Village to visit a chocolate and rum factory for a tour of the facility and try free samples of homemade chocolate, mixed rum, and rum cake pastries from the island. Lastly, set off for Tabyana Beach at the Bananarama Resort to enjoy a fun time on a pristine sandy beach. Beach chairs, bathrooms, a changing room, free WI-FI, and a freshwater shower are all included. Water-sports are also available at an additional cost like parasailing, paddleboarding, scuba diving, and jet skis. You will be able to enjoy this paradise before heading back to cruise ship terminals.

Roatán: Glass Bottom Boat, Sloth Sanctuary, & Chocolate Tour

4. Roatán: Glass Bottom Boat, Sloth Sanctuary, & Chocolate Tour

Explore Roatán's colorful underwater world aboard a glass-bottom boat. Discover the islands further by taking a chocolate and rum factory tour and visiting a monkey and a sloths animal sanctuary and learn about these adorable animals. After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal or at your hotel, embark on a boat ride along Roatán's dramatic coastline to see the world's second-largest reef. Be amazed. by its colorful coral, fishes, and its marine underwater wildlife. You will be underwater in an air-conditioned, submarine-like setting, six feet below the surface of the clear crystal water with glass windows on both sides. Observe sea turtles, squids, schools of fish, and other marine wildlife. Later, enjoy free time to walk around the town for shopping, to meet the locals, and for more photo opportunities. Next, visit a chocolate and rum factory for a tour of the facility. Try free samples of homemade chocolate and mixed rum and rum cake pastries made on the island. Conclude your adventure with a visit to Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout, a small, family-run animal sanctuary and a safe and loving environment for many animals. Interact with and learn all about sloths, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and parrots, with a guided tour through the park. In the end, if the mood strikes and time allows, you can head over to West Bay Tabyana Beach Club for some beach time. Here you can grab some food and drinks (not included) as you overlook the beautiful ocean waters.

Roatan Island: Half-Day Eco-Walk, Zip-line & Beach Tour

5. Roatan Island: Half-Day Eco-Walk, Zip-line & Beach Tour

South Shore's new 1.5-kilometer stretch of eco-walkways and 8 suspension bridges make for a one-of-a-kind eco-tour on Roatan Island. Each suspension bridge is 4 feet wide and has a capacity of 10 people. The bridges vary in length from 150 feet to 200 feet, making them the longest and strongest bridges in the Western Caribbean. There are concrete walkways with wooden steps and handrails. On this half-day adventure, you’ll begin with a leisurely walk through the jungle, keeping an eye out for birds, lizards, iguanas, and admiring the Tarzan vines, tropical flowers, and fruit and nut trees. After your eco-walk you’ll head to the zip lines. Feel the wind through your hair as you fly through the canopies! Finally, you’ll have a couple of hours to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at the beautiful sand beach.

Roatán: ATV, Zip Line, Wildlife Sanctuary and Beach Club

6. Roatán: ATV, Zip Line, Wildlife Sanctuary and Beach Club

Start your adventure with the zip line route which is composed of 16 lines, 24 platforms, and 3 suspended bridges. Feel the thrill while zipping, gliding, and doing different flips over stunning panoramic 360-degree views of the forest canopy.  Next, visit the Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout, a small, family-run animal sanctuary and safe and loving environment for many animals. Learn all about sloths, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and parrots, on your guided tour through the park. Continue with an off-road adrenaline rush on your personal 4x4 ATV. Explore local communities, hilltop views, and more as you drive around the island. Visit the chocolate and rum factory for a tour of the facility and free samples. Finish your day with a break at the West End Buccaneer, a private beach club, for some relaxation and fun on this pristine, sandy beach.

Roatán: Private Horseback Riding Tour

7. Roatán: Private Horseback Riding Tour

Embark on an adventure through one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands, Roatán, on a private horseback riding tour.  Get picked up from the cruise terminal or your hotel and drive to the ranch. There, receive a brief introduction on how to control and steer your horse. You will be given a horse based on your experience and activity level.  The ride consists of going up the hilltop to admire spectacular views and to take pictures. Then, ride through the jungle taking in the local fauna, before riding along the beach. Finally head back to the ranch, and later return to the cruise ship terminal or your hotel.

Roatán: Land and Sea Small-Group Tour and Snorkeling Cruise

8. Roatán: Land and Sea Small-Group Tour and Snorkeling Cruise

Start this family-friendly tour across land and water with pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Get chatting to your professional, bilingual, English and Spanish-speaking guide en route to your first stop. Explore the local community and have free time to shop, learn about area's culture and history, meet local people, and see the real Roatán. You will also visit some must-see touristic hotspots on the Island. Climb to a hilltop for spectacular views and photos opportunities. After the land-based part of your tour, head to West Bay Beach and board a 15-passenger speed boat for a relaxing cruise around the bay and West End. After enjoying the coastline views, stop for a refreshing swim and take advantage of the snorkeling gear provided. Explore the beauty of Roatán's coral reefs. Swim among sea turtles, squids, schools of fish, and other marine wildlife.

Roatan: Mangrove Tunnel Tour with Snorkeling

9. Roatan: Mangrove Tunnel Tour with Snorkeling

Your day begins with a visit to a local wildlife park where you will be able to interact with monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds whilst learning about Honduran wildlife. Next up, you will make your way to the east end of the island where you will be able to stop for photos overlooking the tropical jungle from the hilltops on your scenic drive to Jonesville. Once there, you will embark on a tour through the mangrove tunnels with your guide. This scenic water tour will lead you to a swimming hole where you will be able to snorkel around the mangroves and also enjoy a swimming break. There are also inshore reefs for your to enjoy reef snorkeling as well. You will also later enjoy a sightseeing tour on the water where you will see how the locals live and commute on the water from one bay to the other.

Roatán: Sloth and Monkey Sanctuary & Chocolate Tasting Tour

10. Roatán: Sloth and Monkey Sanctuary & Chocolate Tasting Tour

Visit a monkey and sloth sanctuary to interact with Roatán’s native wildlife and taste delicious chocolate samples during a tour through a Mayan chocolate factory. After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal or at your hotel, head to your first stop which is AJ's Monkeys & Sloth Hangout. Enjoy a day of wildlife interaction with monkeys, sloths, parrots, also will learn about the sloths. This eco-park and animal sanctuary is located in the picturesque community of French Key.  Continue onward to discover the natural beauty of Roatán as you stop on hilltops for photos opportunities. Listen as your guide tells you about Roatán’s history and the local culture.  Next, enjoy a delicious tasting experience at the "Mayak" chocolate factory.  Learn about the Mayan culture and the cacao processing that produces chocolate. Taste different chocolate samples and buy some tasteful souvenirs to bring back home.  Afterward, pay a visit to the local craft market where you will learn about recycling methods on the island. At the end of the tour, you will have free time to walk around the town for shopping, to meet the locals, and for more photo-taking.

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What people are saying about Honduras

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 86 reviews

I really want to commend Steven for the amazing work he did. He was amazing, showed us everything we wanted to see and more. His positive attitude and human touch are truly and asset to Anderson tours. People like Steven are the kind of people that make a company successful. After today’s visit to the island we will be planing to return for a full week to enjoy the island again. When I return I would like to request that Steven is our guide again. His professionalism is truly exceptional. This is truly a good employee and I hope the company / owner recognizes that and he is rewarded for the amazing work he does. Steven was amazing !!!!

I loved the experience of visiting the animals and being able to interact with them. Our guide, Jonatan, explained details of each one of them while he let us take them. Always respecting animals and with great care. The chocolate factory is worth it, they are exquisite and it is good to buy a little gift or souvenir. Our local guide, Isaías, gave us a great tour of the island while telling us about the history, life on the island and many interesting things. Then he took us to a beach near the reef where we could snorkel, all super safe, and eat at a local restaurant with good fish and seafood. I recommend it 100%

Fantastic Tour! The guide/driver was very good.. showed and told us something about the island. Then we visited a small chocolate and rum factory. Afterwards we went to the beach and snorkeled! It was a great trip! Gladly again and then off to everyone involved!

The staff was super accommodating and friendly. We had an amazing time! One person in our party left her phone on the beach and the staff went to great lengths to return it to us.

Very interesting activity, with a guide of 10. Punctual