Honduras is a unique location; bordered to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. While Honduras has been well known to diving and snorkeling enthusiasts for years, its recent surge in tourism has made it a more affordable destination than in years past.
The reefs off the coast of Honduras offer beautiful, varied, and fairly easy snorkeling opportunities with visibility over 100 feet and calm seas that typically offer little or no current.
If you’re snorkeling Honduras, must see locations include the Bay Islands of Roatan, Guanaja, Utila, Cayos Cachinos, Morat and Barbareta. Located 30 to 40 miles off the north shore, they are home to hard and soft corals, lobster, moray eels, tropical fish, tube sponges, staghorn coral, elkhorn coral, whale sharks, and eagle rays.
Each of the many islands and coasts of Honduras offer a unique and rewarding snorkeling experience. Exploring even just a few can make snorkeling Honduras a trip to remember.