San Andres Island to Guatemala via Honduras & the Bay Islands - Jan 2008 to April 2008
25 January 2009 | Rio Dulce, Guatemala
From New Year 2008 to April 2008, we sailed from San Andres Island to the Rio Dulce Guatemala in company most of the time with Richard & Val on Hula and Jim & Sharron on Pelican's Flight.
Our first stop was the Vivorillos Cays - uninhabited islands off the Northwest coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. Very beautiful with lots of snorkelling, swimming, sundowners and sunsets!
from there we prceeded to the Bay Islands of Honduras - Guanaja, then Roatan & Utila. All very different and interesting Islands:
- Guanaja is quite undeveloped with most of the inhabitants living on a small island off the coast.
- Roatan is much bigger and more developed with a couple of towns and many resorts.
- Utila is a diving haven, with one town and mostly dive shops and backpacker hotels.
In Roatan we met up with friends Martin & Eileen who came down from Buffalo New York for a week. We were moored at the Fantsay Island resort for 10 days.
Prior to going to Utila we sailed over to Cayos Cochinos, a beautiful marine park with mooring balls, where Sonia & I & Richard took an introductory Scuba diving course. From there, we went on to La Ceiba on the Honduras mainland where we stayed at Lagoon Marina and visited the Mayan Ruins at Copan.
After La Ceiba we went on to Utila where we got our Scuba Certification.
From Utila we proceeded on to the Rio Dulce via stops at Puerto Escondido, Omoa and Cabo Tres Puntas.
After going over the sandbar at Livingston to check-in to Guatemala, we motored up the Rio to Fronteras, and Tortugal Marina, where we have left Moustache for the 2008 Hurricane season.
While in Guatemala we visited the Mayan Ruins at Tikal. We also rented a car in G. City and with our daughter Natasha, visited Antigua, Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan before returning to Canada on May 5.