It’s Not All Work: Utila

I’ve already said goodbye to El Porvenir and am in Guatemala for a few days before heading home.  Still, there is so much to write about my time in Honduras.  In the next three posts, I’ll give  a brief description of some of the places I’ve visited as a tourist over the past few weekends in Honduras.


Most people I know who have been to Honduras have arrived by cruise ship to the island of Roatán.  Several volunteers and I spent a weekend on a smaller and more affordable of the Bay Islands called Utila.  Utila is known as the cheapest place in the Caribbean to earn your diving certification.  It is extremely popular with backpackers from all over the world.  Utila consists of a small town, dozens of bars, hostels and diving schools.  It has an interesting mix of British, Honduran and Caribbean cultures who speak a unique island dialect of English.

In Utila, I enjoyed a night out with the young volunteers.  (My night ended at 11:00, there’s at 4:00), went on an amazing snorkeling adventure in the coral reefs that surround the island, walked around the small town, and had some much-needed rest at our hotel’s pool.  

The Mango Inn – $10/night for a shared room
We climbed to the roof of an abandoned house to see the sunset.
One of the many bars on this tiny island.

Comments (10):

  1. Julie Aquilizan

    August 1, 2016 at 23:52

    Ten dollars a night…sweet!

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:48

      My kind of place!

  2. anne

    August 2, 2016 at 06:42

    Nice photos! glad you guys are getting some down time to explore

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:50

      Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to these comments. It’s been too busy here at home! I’m looking forward to more down time.

  3. Deidre Toole

    August 2, 2016 at 08:00

    These photographs are ALL just beautiful. What an experience you are having!
    You would never get place for $10.00 with that view here.

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:55

      I’m sure you would love it!

  4. Lori Liguori

    August 2, 2016 at 08:50

    Just beautiful, Tim! You look fabulous!!!

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:57

      So many people say I look good – maybe I should do this more often!

  5. Cindy Cassidy

    August 12, 2016 at 09:20

    Can’t wait to hear about all of these experiences in person, but the pictures are just INCREDIBLE!!

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 20:11

      Thank you!! I may have to save some stories for lunch room tales when I return.


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