Utila, Honduras

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Facts About Utila, Honduras

Time Zone: America/Tegucigalpa

Local Currency: HNL

Latitude: 16.1

Longitude: -86.9166667

Utila is the smallest of the principal Bay Islands, located in the western Caribbean. Just 18 miles from the mainland of Honduras, low-lying Utila is believed to have once been a coral atoll.

While the majority of Utila is comprised of mangrove swamps, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do there. The island has been long considered a casual traveler’s hangout, and is a major destination for backpackers across the globe. The extensive coral reef lures dive and snorkel enthusiasts, especially those keen to get a glimpse of the gigantic whale shark, which can be spotted in the Utila’s waters most of the year.

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The Bay Islands: Old-School Caribbean

Want to see the Caribbean the way it used to be? Put on your flip-flops and get away to the Bay Islands of Honduras.