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Coxen Hole - Honduras Highlights:
Roatan Bay Island, beaches, snorkelling, Dolphin Encounters, Tikal
Alternative Port:  Roatan Bay Island   - click for cruises that visit this port.

Coxen Hole (also called Roatan) is the capital of the eight Bay Islands that lie some 40 miles off the Caribbean coast of the Honduras, an archipelago patchwork that is all that remains of an ancient submerged volcanic mountain range, known as the Bonacca Ridge. It is located on the largest island, lush Roatan and offers a friendly and laid-back setting - more Caribbean than Latin American. From here you can enjoy the superb Tabyana beach at West Bay, the beautiful Half Moon Bay, 'Dolphin Encounters' at Anthony's Key Resort and snorkelling and diving amid the Western Hemisphere's most spectacular underwater reefs. You can also take an excursion to visit Tikal, the ceremonial centre of the ancient Maya civilization, lying in a tropical rainforest 19 miles (30 km) north of Lake Peten Itzá in Guatemala.

The underwater environment is rich and extensive; reefs surround the islands, often within swimming distance of the shore. Caves and caverns are a common feature, with a wide variety of sponge and the best collection of pillar coral in the Caribbean. Several parts have been proposed as marine reserves.

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