You are here:
  1. Homepage
  2. »
  3. Honduras
  4. »
  5. Bay Islands
  6. » Roatan
Honduras Flag Icon

Roatan Destination Guide

Explore Roatan in Honduras

Roatan in the region of Bay Islands with its 7,514 inhabitants is a town in Honduras - some 161 mi or ( 260 km ) North of Tegucigalpa , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Roatan

Current time in Roatan is now 09:05 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " America/Tegucigalpa " with a UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Dangriga, Belmopan, Belize City, San Salvador, and Santa Tecla. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Dangriga . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Roatan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Maya Key Roatan

7:14 min by roatanlife
Views: 4862 Rating: 4.56

Welcome To Maya Key Roatan Snorkeling, Beaches, Shopping and Cultural Exhibits The quintessential Caribbean getaway that offers everything you would expect from a tropical destination and much more! T ..

Scuba Diving in Roatan w/ GoPro HD Hero 2 (1080p)

4:05 min by JESSEx1015
Views: 3625 Rating: 5.00

Scuba Diving using my GoPro HD Hero 2 Camera with a flat lens dive housing. Used both the head mount and the wrist mount to film. Dives were done around the Island of Roatan, Honduras. Watch in HD! Ed ..

West Bay Beach Day 3 - 2010 Semana Sante

3:54 min by tjlynch1
Views: 2614 Rating: 5.00

Day 3 of Holy Week on Roatan's West Bay Beach! 2010 ..

06.02.11 - Roatan, Honduras Panoramic of La Sirena

1:32 min by TrinityDiving
Views: 1488 Rating: 0.00

Panoramic view of La Sirena on the East End of Roatan. Great lobster and no one around. Hours after arrival on our June 2011 Roatan trip ..

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.

Interesting facts about this location

Coxen Hole

Coxen Hole, also called Roatan Town, is the largest city on the island of Roatán, and the capital of the Bay Islands department of Honduras, with a population of 5,070 as of census 2001. It is also the location of the island's Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.30 -86.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Bay Islands Department, Populated places established in 1835, Populated places in Honduras, Port settlements in Central America

Battle of Roatán

The Battle of Roatán (sometimes spelled "Rattan") was an American War of Independence battle fought on March 16, 1782, between British and Spanish forces for control of Roatán, an island off the Caribbean coast of present-day Honduras. A Spanish expeditionary force under Matías de Gálvez, the Captain General of Spanish Guatemala, gained control of the British-held island after bombarding its main defences. The British garrison surrendered the next day.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.38 -86.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Battles involving Great Britain, Battles involving Spain, Battles of the American Revolutionary War, Conflicts in 1782, History of Honduras


Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands. The island was formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan. It is approximately 60 kilometres long, and less than 8 kilometres across at its widest point. The island consists of two municipalities (out of a total of four in the department): José Santos Guardiola in the east (named for the former president of Honduras) and Roatán (also including the Cayos Cochinos) further south in the west.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.38 -86.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Bay Islands Department, Caribbean islands of Honduras, Municipalities of the Bay Islands Department, Populated places in Honduras