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Utila for 3-5 days

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Utila for 3-5 days

In late Feb/early March my wife and I sill be staying with friends for a week in Roatan then 3-5 days in Utila followed by 2-3 days in Copan. One of our main goals in visiting Roatan is snorkelling and the goal for Utila is whale shark encounters. We're not divers, and we want to eat out, not cook our own food while on Utila. We like to snorkel, but also wander around town, plus visit local sights.

Any suggestions on where to stay in Utila? We're not looking for uber-luxe, but definitely want something nice.

Any suggestions on activities or what to do on Utila other than go on whale shark tours?

TIA - R.

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1. Re: Utila for 3-5 days

Be sure to head in knowing you're very unlikely to see whalesharks with just a few days to look. It could happen, but be sure you'll feel satisfied with spending so much of your extra time there even if you don't. Here's my favorite place to stay on Utila:

aboututila.com/AccomInfo/…Index.htm

Snorkeling from shore is available but you really have to look for it. If you can find the area near the Airport Caves dive sites, it's the best we've found. You have to walk across the bridge and down the road toward the old airport area; when the road curves to the left, go with it, then be looking for an opening on the right to cut between houses or through a lot with a partially built home. High tide makes it easier to get through the reef to the outside.

For what it's worth, I'd consider adding to your time in Copán - it's worth at least 3 or 4 nights imo. There's some wonderful rafting, kayaking, waterfalls, hiking, horses, itself just outside LaCeiba, too - another nice counterpoint to island time. We loved Omega Lodge:

www.omegatours.info

Have a great trip, whatever you decide!

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