There are lots of activities in Roatan. At over 35 miles in length and a population of about 150,000, it’s a good sized island plus, they get some serious cruise ship activity. And cruise shippers like to get off the ships and…do things. There are dune buggies, zip lines, animals to see, shopping to do, dolphin shows and plenty of snorkeling and diving along the reef.
We decided to head to an area between West End and West Bay about a 10 minute taxi drive ($6USD) up a very steep road called Gumba Limba Park. Monkeys? Zip lines? 5 minutes to a gorgeous beach? Yes please.
And on Friday? No cruise ships in port. We had the place literally to ourselves. All the guides, all the zip lines, ALL THE MONKEYS!
And we started. After my first step off the first platform, it was only good good times.
That didn’t look all that comfortable…
Tee hee. There are longs ones, there are short ones, fast ones…I’m a big fan. As we cruised over the pool into the park on the last zip…
Super fun. We walked to the next part of the tour and met our new guide. I skimmed the rules. Do not give the monkeys lipsticks! Got it!!
And I like this photo of numbers and letters found in butterfly wings. Not sure about the person that compiled it (24 years?), but the final product is very cool.
There is a painting of the Garifuna landing on Roatan. That day is celebrated in April as a holiday.
A little bit cheesy but interesting to me. And there were fruit bats hanging from the ceiling. They take off one by one during your presentation to keep you awake and listening. See? A bit cheesy…
These monkeys are awesome. AWESOME.
Love love love Gumba Limba Park. We finished the tour, thanked our guide and he told us we could wander around the park, swim in the pool and visit the animals on our own. We were still the ONLY PEOPLE THERE. If you can, go to Gumba Limba on a non cruise ship day. It rocks.
We took the 10 minute walk around the bend to gorgeous West Bay. The skies opened up and it was perfect for lounging.
And picked a place to hang out for a few hours. The beach also was pretty empty…
For all the information on Gumba Limba Park, check out their website here.
And to find out about the new flight from Belize to Roatan, check with Tropic Air Belize.