Santos Guardiola, is a municipality located on the island of Roatán, Bay Islands in the Republic of Honduras. According to the official census of 2001, it has a population of 7,625 inhabitants. Its territorial extension is of 64,6 Km 2 and limits to the North, South and East by the Caribbean Sea and West with the municipality of Roatán. Currently it is also popularly called Roatan East End
José Santos Guardiola has nine villages which are Oak Ridge, Calabash Bight, Barbareta Island, Jonesville Point, Long the Shore, Pollytilly Bight, Punta Gorda, Santa Elena and Six Huts.
We will visit some of these Communities – Oak Ridge, Jonesville Point & Punta Gorda
About: Oak Ridge, Jonesville Point
Tourists can take a tour of these waters where they can appreciate the charming wooden houses, which are decorated with bright colors to make them stand out in this destination little explored by travelers. On the tour you can also see different abandoned ships, which many say belonged to pirates, who once took over this Honduran territory.
One of the tours that is attracting the most attention to Hondurans and foreigners is the mangroves of José Santos Guardiola. These natural gems are found in the hamlets of Oak Ridge and Jonesville Point. The fascinating thing about exploring these mangrove forests is the pigment of the water, which in some parts is emerald in color and others are completely crystalline.
About: Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda is the largest town full of joy and color in the Bay Islands. This community is located a short distance from the Atlantic coast, and offers the best hospitality to tourists.Punta Gorda was the first place that Afro-descendants arrived in Honduras, which is why the Garífuna community is so extensive in this island territory.
Tourists from the moment you arrive in this community, you will see happiness, color and lots of music, the main ingredients that make Punta Gorda a favorite destination to visit at any time.
We know that the gastronomic of Honduras is very wide and varied, for example, in Punta Gorda you will find the famous dish “machuca", a very representative delicacy of this community, which can be enjoyed as a sandwich or in soup.
Also find the gifiti, it is a local home-made drink, which is prepared with different herbs and kept for several days before it is tasted. There are so many attractions that you can find in Punta Gorda.
Children from 4 To 12 = $80
Adults Over 12 = $85