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Punta Gorda: Seaside Haircuts & Conch Soup

Punta Gorda is one of the most interesting places on Roatan to visit. Now a must-stop site on any island tour, Punta Gorda has...
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Mailing A Postcard From Roatan

One of the best quirks about Roatan is the mail service, or lack thereof. No bills, no junk mail, no credit card offers. No...
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All About: Pastelitos

Now that I have shed the light on the greatness of the humble baleada, let me introduce you to its delicious cousin: the pastelito....
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Gifiti: The Best Roatan Souvenir

  Guifuti, giffidy, geffidee… you can spell it however you want,  but gifiti is one of the best souvenirs to take home from your trip...
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The Elusive Roatan Rope Swing

  Many people come to Roatan and hear about a mysterious rope swing over the ocean, whose location is a local ‘secret’.   As...
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What’s the Deal With All the Power Outages?

If you have been on Roatan for any longer than about 3 days, chances are you’ve experienced one of our infamous power outages. Sorry...
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The Three Lies of Roatan

At some point in time, whether your visit to Roatan is short and sweet or long and leisurely, you will most definitely hear one...
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All About: Typico

  On Roatan, there are a lot of non-tourist restaurants where you can get a ‘typico’ plate – a (usually) cheap meal of local...
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Let’s Talk About the Creepy Crawlies!

Roatan is an island that has plenty of lush tropical jungle. It’s beautiful, but it’s also home to some creepy crawlies! Now, I can...
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Crazy Cures: Island Bush Medicine

  Hanging out with local islanders daily teaches me all kinds of things – some I like to know, some I’d rather not (all...