Roatan, Honduras was definitely the highlight of the trip. It was an incredible experience and it was incredibly beautiful. The next post will have our adventure, which was ziplining, horseback riding and snorkeling. We had a blast!
Roatan is a 40 mile long by 4 mile wide island, 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. In 2008, the population was 50,000. Honduras has a poverty rate of 60% (of 8 million) being the poorest country in Latin America. Due to that, Honduras is also one of the dangerous with women being the majority at fault. Most children are born in prison and are kept there until 2 years old. In 1998, a devasting hurricane wiped out most of the country and still to this day, many people are still living on the street or in unsafe conditions. The island of Roatan on the other hand has a much better economy and growing due to the tourism to the islands.