Information on travel to Roatan
VISA’s, VACCINATIONs, AND PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS
For US and Canadian citizens and many other nationalities, you will be issued with a one month or three month tourist visa. Citizens of certain countries must apply in advance for a visa. Please check with your local Honduran consulate to see if one is required for your country of citizenship.
A certificate for yellow fever vaccination is required if arriving within 6 days of being in a country at risk for yellow fever. For a listing of countries with this requirement, please check with the Honduran consulate especially if you are arriving from South America.
GETTING TO ROATAN BY AIR
Roatan is serviced by the Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport. We have direct international flights from Atlanta, Houston, Toronto, Miami and El Salvador. There are regular domestic flights from Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba on mainland Honduras. There are always talks of new airlines coming and new routes opening up. Watch this space for any updated travel advisories.
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES SERVICING ROATAN
Delta Airlines Local tel: 2445 2181
United Airlines Local tel: 2445 0224
TACA Local tel: 2445 1088
Delta, American and United Airlines fly directly from the U.S. to Roatan. United flies from/to Houston and from/to Newark on Saturdays. Delta flies from/to Atlanta. All three airlines have daily flights to San Pedro Sula on mainland Honduras from various U.S. cities. Cayman Airways also fly twice a week out of La Ceiba to Grand Cayman.
DOMESTIC AIRLINES SERVICING ROATAN
GETTING TO ROATAN BY SEA
Roatan has a twice a day ferry service. The Galaxy Wave to the island from La Ceiba. The ferry terminal on Roatan is situated in Brick Bay a 30 min taxi ride to West End. Telephone +504 2455 1795.
La Ceiba – Roatan 9.30am and 4.30pm
Roatan- La Ceiba 7.00am and 2.00pm
TRAVELING BY CAR ON THE ISLAND
If you are arriving from the airport or ferry, hang left at the exit, follow the road West by-passing through Coxen Hole, Sandy Bay until you arrive at the entrance to West End. We are right at the entrance, directly to the left of the roundabout – you can’t miss the sign! Most taxi drivers will know our location so there is no need to give them specific directions. If you’re looking for a taxi on Roatan, you can visit Roataxi, the roatan taxi directory full of contact details for drivers.
If you are coming from West Bay, follow the road until you reach a T-junction, turning right will take you to Flowers Bay and Coxen Hole, turning left will take you to the West End entrance at the next T-junction. It should take about 15 minutes.