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  • How long is the ferry from La Ceiba to Roatan?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from La Ceiba to Roatan is approximately 1h 15m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

  • How much is the ferry from La Ceiba to Roatan?

    The average price of a ferry from La Ceiba to Roatan is approximately $173. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from La Ceiba to Roatan can differ depending on the season.

  • Which ferry companies operate between La Ceiba to Roatan?

    There is 1 ferry operator for La Ceiba to Roatan and this is

    • Safe Way Maritime
  • How can I book ferry tickets from La Ceiba to Roatan?

    Ferries from La Ceiba to Roatan are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Roatan?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from La Ceiba to Roatan with

    • Safe Way Maritime
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from La Ceiba to Roatan?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

  • Can you bring dogs on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Roatan?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries

    • Safe Way Maritime
  • What is the distance from La Ceiba to Roatan?

    La Ceiba to Roatan is approximately 15 nautical miles distance apart.

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You want to travel from Roatan to La Ceiba? Then the Ferry Roatan — La Ceiba offers you a fast and cheap option for your trip. The ferry takes you 14 times a week in 1 hours 20 minutes from Roatan (Roatan Island) to La Ceiba (Honduras).

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Questions & Answers about the Ferry Roatan — La Ceiba

Here you can find answers to various questions such as the number of departures, departure times and journey times as well as current waiting times for the journey from Roatan to La Ceiba.

››› Which ferries / shipping companies sail from Roatan to La Ceiba?

The ferry connection from Roatan to La Ceiba is currently operated by the shipping company Safe Way Maritime.

››› How much is the ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba by car, caravan or motorhome?

The prices on the ferry connection from Roatan to La Ceiba depend heavily on the load, the time of the journey, the vehicle itself and other points. You can do a simple price check here: ››› Check price.

››› How expensive is the ferry from Roatan to Honduras by car, caravan or motorhome?

The fare on the ferry connection from a to b depends on various factors and often depends on the load, the time of the journey, whether you are travelling with or without a vehicle and other points. You can do a simple price check here: ››› Check price

››› Where can I book the ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba?

You can easily book your Ferry Roatan — La Ceiba with us: ››› to booking

››› How often does the ferry go from Roatan to La Ceiba?

The ferry connection Roatan-La Ceiba is currently 14 times a week offered.

››› How long does the ferry take to get from Roatan to La Ceiba?

The travel duration (duration of the crossing) by ferry from Roatan to La Ceiba currently takes 1 hours 20 minutes.

››› How do I get from Roatan to La Ceiba in Honduras?

The best and most relaxed way to travel currently from Roatan to La Ceiba in Honduras is to use the ferry connection Roatan-La Ceiba.

››› What can I do on board the ferry during the crossing?

During your journey from Roatan to La Ceiba, you have a variety of ways to pass the time on board your ferry. You can relax, shop, play sports or linger in the restaurant and enjoy a variety of delicacies.

››› Can I take my dog / pet with me on the ferry?

Yes, that is not a problem. Dogs and smaller pets such as cats travel normally on the ferry. On some ferries, animals must remain in the vehicle on the vehicle deck, on other ferries they can also be taken into the passenger areas.

››› How often does the ferry go from Roatan to Honduras?

Die Fähre von Roatan nach La Ceiba fährt aktuell 14 times a week. Es kann aber auch sein, dass die Verbindung wegen erhöhter Nachfrage kurzzeitig aufgestockt oder wegen zu geringer Nachfrage eine Abfahrt gestrichen wird.

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From La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa — plane tickets from USD 82 Jan. 2023 ✅

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How to get from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa?

When you want to get from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa, your choices are limited. For this route, we offer only one option:

  • Aircraft

How far is La Ceiba from Tegucigalpa?

The overland distance from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa is 155 miles (249 km).
Range is 120 miles (192 km).

How long does it take to get from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa?

The travel time from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa takes 22 hours in media.

How much does it cost to get from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa?

To get from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa, prepare to shell out. The cost will be EUR 75.91 for your ticket.

How many trips per day from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa?

Air flights from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa are operated 2 times a day.

Useful tips for traveling from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa

Although Airplane is the only option we offer for this itinerary, these simple tips and tricks will help improve your travel experience.

Air travel

Air travel is the fastest way to get from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa. And also, almost always — the most expensive, although from time to time you can grab tickets at promotional prices — then the flight will cost plus or minus the same cost as the train or ferry. The average price of air tickets on this route outside sales is EUR 75.88. nine0006

Things to remember when purchasing a plane ticket:

Do not forget about the possibility of online check-in. This will save you a couple of hours at the airport. Plus, if places are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, then their choice during online registration will be much wider.

Passing through control at the airport takes a lot of time, so arrive early: an hour and a half before departure is usually enough.

Available airlines on the route:

Aerolineas Sosa

How many travelers take plane from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa?

So far 595 flight tickets from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa have been booked through our service. You can check the reviews above.

Utila — diving, shopping, food

Elina Bessonova

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0092 Food. What to try Recommended places Security. Things to watch out for Things to do Shopping and shops Bars. Where to go How to get around the city

Utila is the smallest of the three main islands in the Bay Islands group in the western Caribbean off the northern coast of Honduras.

How to get there

Getting to Utila is relatively easy — through many cities, using connections between domestic and international flights. You can view flight options and find out prices for air tickets on various search engine sites, or, for example, here. nine0006

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The nearest airport


The distance from the airport to UNCHOU UNIVED-3.85 km

Travel time-09 min

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You can get on the bus to La-Syb (L94-L375 , 3 — 5 hours from San Pedro Sula) where you can take the ferry. La Ceiba can also be reached by buses from other major cities in Honduras and by a circular route from León (Nicaragua). The ferry takes about an hour, and the degree of comfort on it can greatly depend on weather conditions. It is worth taking your seasickness medicine if you suffer from it. The ferry leaves twice a day — at about 9/30 and at 16/00, but does not always sail on time. Plus, if the weather is too windy, he may not sail at all, so be prepared to spend a night or two in La Ceiba. The fare in August 2015 was 600 lempira or US$28 from La Ceiba to Utila and 518 lempira or US$26 back. Prices for October 2014 on the site are incorrect, possibly due to the unstable exchange rate of the lempira.

There are occasionally ships between Utila and Roatan. A trip on such a ship costs 50 dollars, but you should not count on it. Usually, to get to Utila not by air, tourists take the morning ship from Roatan to La Ceiba and then the afternoon ship from La Ceiba to Utila. nine0006

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When is the season.

When to go

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What are the prices for holidays

You can navigate the prices for Utila hotels here, but I usually book hotels on Booking. You can search for offers for renting private apartments and rooms in this section of Travelask.

Lempira (HNL), exchange rate for today




at the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on 01/14/2023

Main attractions. What to see

Food. What to try

Recommended places

The island is famous for its wide variety of fruits, seafood, vegetarian cuisine, diet breakfasts, the crowning addition of which is fresh invigorating coffee. Many establishments offer discounts for large groups, so make sure your group is complete before heading out for dinner. nine0006

Check Bundu Cafe (also known as Buccaneer’s) daily to find out what their special of the day is. They are constantly changing and never disappoint. It is also a great place to enjoy a margarita.

Don’t miss RJ’s located across from Alton’s Dive Center, which is the furthest west from the ferry docks. They make a wonderful barbecue with seafood and serve «ruminade» — homemade lemonade with local rum. This is exactly what you need after a long day of diving. Open only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. nine0006

La Piccola has the best Italian food on the island and a great atmosphere. This place is the result of the hard work of loving owner Kate. Make sure of this by trying handmade ravioli!

The Jade Seahorse is a newly opened vegetarian restaurant with five amazing bean burgers and hummus! The chef is local musician Jack Fivecote, whose concerts can be found at various locations around the island.

If you are a person looking for affordable prices, then you simply cannot pass by Munchies. Their extended hours mean you can dine here even when everything else is closed. nine0006

If you want to blow money, you can successfully do so at the Mango Inn. Beautiful surroundings, great selection of liquors, and several giant wood-fired ovens guarantee one of the best pizzas on the island.

The Mainstreet Lounge (formerly Dave’s) has a modest menu, but everything here is fantastically delicious and reasonably priced. Corn tortillas with spicy seasoning (enchiladas) are considered by many to be their favorite dish.

If you’re looking for something different, you can’t miss Foo King Wok (opposite the Tranquilla bar). The menu changes daily and Asian fusion is served. In addition, this is the only sushi restaurant on the island. nine0006

Mermaids offers affordable pizza, sandwiches and smoothies.

Mango Tango serves mediterranean food with twisted bread and a beautiful sea view from the second floor. You can enjoy the sunset there and the food is much better than many other establishments on the main street.

Finally, no trip to Honduras is complete without tasting (a few) ballads. They are cheap and available in all street vendors. You should ask other travelers around because not all baleades are made the same. Superbaleada from “Thompson’s Bakery” is a great choice. nine0006

Skid Row Restaurant and Bar. This is the best sports bar and grill. Two big screen TVs, food from pizza to toast and kebabs. In addition to everything — a pool table, targets with darts and warm conversations.

Safety. Things to watch out for

Utila is much safer than the mainland, with very little violence and virtually no murder. Most often, there are thefts from careless tourists in a state of intoxication, and sometimes they break into houses if you forget to close the door. Most hotels have a night watchman for this very reason. nine0006

The biggest problem on Utila is mosquitoes. Worst of all with them at dawn and dusk, or when there is no wind. The best way to deal with them is by wearing long trousers or applying a layer of oil to the skin. You can use coconut oil, baby oil, suntan oil… everything works. True, the effect will be only if the layer is thick enough for the insect to “drown” in it before it can bite. Deet-based insect repellents work well. There are also mosquitoes, but they are nowhere near as bad as mosquitoes. Several stores sell local (Roatan-made) insect repellent that is environmentally friendly (it also doesn’t destroy corals). A small bottle of this remedy costs 15 lempira. nine0006

Traffic is another thing to be aware of. The roads are narrow and some people drive too fast. The fact that you are a pedestrian does not necessarily mean that you will be allowed to pass.

Be careful when buying a bike from strangers on the street. This is a small island, so if what you bought was stolen from someone, the owner will certainly see you driving his property down the street, which can lead to conflicts.

You might decide to go diving on Utila. Utila’s pressure chamber is located right after the Bay Islands Diving College. On the main street, turn left from the ferry dock. If in doubt, it is better to check the condition of your ears and ask for the opinion of specialists. This institution exists precisely for the safety of all divers on Utila. nine0006

Things to do

In the water

Utila is considered one of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. Utila licenses more divers than anywhere else in the Caribbean and perhaps even the world. Diving at Utila was once remarkably inexpensive, hence its reputation as a backpacker’s favorite. Despite this, the diving here is still amazing and you will certainly be able to see the holy grail of all divers there — the whale shark.

In addition, Utila is famous for its macrostructures. Utila generously rewards divers who improve their skills and take the time to descend to the depths and search for lurking little reef creatures.

Although Utila is not famous for its beaches, there are some great snorkeling spots — especially the area around the Blue Bayou. You can also dive near several small beaches or from diving boats. Equipment rental costs between $5 and $15.

Utila’s waters are also ideal for kayaking and catamaran rides. From west to east, a channel flows through the island, through which you can raft. Kayaks can be rented at the Coral View Hotel, located near the south entrance to the canal, or from several specialist shops. Guided kayaking to the north shore through the Mangrove Channel and down to the reefs is a great opportunity to safely explore these waters.

On the ground

There are a lot of things that can make your walk easier, just ask someone to point you in the right direction. For example, it is interesting to see a crashed plane of drug traffickers in the jungle north of the airport. In the fresh water caves near the eastern shore, you can swim or simply quench the explorer’s thirst. However, be careful if you are planning a deep dive: people have gotten lost and died in these caves. Take a couple of waterproof flashlights with you. Pumpkin Hill — the highest point of Utila — reaches a height of 74 meters. From there, a beautiful panorama of the island opens up. There are two ways to get to the top: the first is to follow the path that rises from the nearest airport, or first walk to Pumpkin Hill beach, and then climb through the jungle to the antenna, and from there — a direct path to the top. To get to Pumpkin Hill Beach (a small sandy strip filled with plastic and washed by huge waves), you need to go from the city towards the airport to the sign «Chez Milady», there turn left and go along the road (which gets very dirty in the rainy season). A similar panorama opens from the top of the water tower. nine0006

Paddling (leather processing in longboat)

Utila waters are famous for paddling as well as kayaking. And this year there was an innovation — stand-up paddleboarding. You can either rent a kayak at various locations or join an excursion led by marine naturalists from Kayak Utila. Stand up paddleboards are available through «Paddle Utila».


Nightlife in Utila is very pronounced. Almost every day there is a party somewhere, especially during the high season. There is a kind of informal rapport between the main bars of the island and the customers — some people go every night. Usually there is only one bar open after 1 am and it is usually open until 4-5 am. Ask around, and you will not have any problems finding an institution that is open that night. Or just follow the music. nine0006


At the beginning of August every year, Utila hosts the biggest electronic music party in Central America. DJs come from all over the world and the event draws a crowd of over a thousand people from all over Central America. For a whole week, people flock to SunJam, and there are all sorts of preparations for the party, and the island is buzzing with excitement. It is worth noting that sometimes it is very difficult to find a place to stay during this week. For more information about SunGem, visit the Parrots Dive Centre, the owner of which is one of the main organizers of the event. nine0006


Utila boasts the cheapest courses in the Caribbean, currently ranging from $265 to $300 for PADI Open Water, Open Water: Advanced or Rescue Course. Usually included in the price is a hostel room where the student can live during the course, as well as a couple of recreational dives after they are completed. Be prepared to look for a company that provides similar services among a very large variety. Each has its own unique vibe and some are definitely better than others. nine0006


You can rent a kayak near Chepes beach. Just ask where the nearest restaurant or dive shop is. The kayak can be transferred across the road to the lagoon at the north of the beach. There you can raft through the mangrove canal across the island to the beach on the north side. This is a good way to spend half a day, just remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen with you. Price — $ 10 for half a day for two people (data for January 2014). nine0006

Utila Diving Equipment

Bay Islands College of Diving

Established in 1995, is one of the few Professional Development Centers in Utila. Provides courses from PADI open water diving to full instructor training. Courses are offered in English, French, Spanish, Dutch and German. The Bay Islands Diving College is also proud of its safety record. nine0006

Courses come with accommodation, and if you book quickly, you might even get a small apartment with a kitchen, as well as free kayak rentals. The large dock provides plenty of space for learning, snorkelling, or just relaxing in the sun with fellow travelers. On site, you will see a whale shark and the Ocean Research Center and Utila’s Hyperbaric Room, which is open to visitors.

Beginning travelers should know that the Bay Islands Diving College is Utila’s first 100% CONSCIOUS institution. That means $10 of each course paid goes towards the Consciousness Project, which aims to save the world’s amazing oceans! nine0006

Phone +504-2425-3291.

Ecomarine-Gunter’s Dive Shop

Ecomarine, Gunter’s Dive Shop — Ecomarine has been training divers for over 30 years. Today, this school is famous for its friendly and professional service and individual approach to each client.

Pleasure-seeking divers can expect quality resort service from our staff, and students will enjoy small classes and the benefits of experienced instructors and quality equipment. If there is a whale shark in the area, be sure you will see it. Our Captain Jose is a top notch professional. You will be impressed not only by his personal qualities, you will be amazed at how much this person is able to discover. Many of our guests get to swim with whale sharks, dolphins and pilot whales. Your chances of having a good time are nowhere better than in Ecomarine. nine0006

Ecomarine doesn’t just offer quality service for diving — we go further. This is not just a Central American diving center offering free diving and training certification. Courses on general breath holding and the International IADA are also available. Just imagine: within two days you will be able to freely dive to 20 meters, and in a week — already to 40, and all this in one breath!

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone 011 504 2425 3350.

Alton’s Dive Shop

Alton’s Dive Center is a family run business that started small, but that foundation is still felt in the spirit of the center. Our goal is to provide quality services and meet the expectations of our customers. The Center prides itself on providing resort-level services by qualified and experienced instructors and underwater expedition leaders to every client. The center is owned by a German-Canadian couple who, along with the other managers, have approximately 50 years of experience in the diving industry. Our motto is simple: «Great service, professionalism and fun — all in one!» We understand that customers demand excellent service, safety guarantees, high quality training, as well as good dives and a friendly atmosphere. We make every effort to realize all this, and try to behave in a flexible, professional manner, focusing on the study of the details of our field of activity and the interests of customers. We place great emphasis on responsible and non-contact diving. This is ensured by the good training we provide, responsible training and constant diving practices. nine0006

Utila Dive Center

One of the world’s leading PADI Centers of Excellence, and in 2011 and 2010 it was ranked #1 in PADI America and Sport Diving for Instructor Achievement. All levels of instruction are available here, as the school was founded by backpackers and for backpackers, and their focus on professionalism, yet in a discreet and entertaining manner, makes them a widely accepted choice for both dive instruction and training by professional divers. The center is combined with the luxurious Mango Inn hotel, has its own swimming pool and includes accommodation for the duration of the courses. Their team of instructors are probably the most experienced on the island, which is always a good sign. The Center has 4 comfortable boats, daily sailings are carried out towards the northern coast, and the Center also has a large number of records with whale sharks and dolphins found. Phone +50424253326. nine0006

E-mail: [email protected]

Underwater Vision Dive Resort

PADI Diving Resort received 5 stars for instructor achievement. The resort has been owned and operated since 1991 by the Coopers, one of the local families. Coopers have been living on Utila for many generations and since the mid-seventies have been opening the way to the underwater world for tourists.

Diving courses from beginner to advanced level (IDC and beyond) are available here, a multilingual staff of experienced diving professionals, well trained and enthusiastic, ready to share their passion for diving with others. nine0006

Free accommodation is offered during the PADI Open Water, Open Water: Advanced and Rescue Diving courses.

Easy access from the hotel to the classes and from there to the boats — all this is literally one step away from the other. A magnificent beach adorns the front of the territory. It is designed for relaxation and is replete with hammocks stretched between trees in a grove, deck chairs and chairs located at the very edge of the water. The bar and restaurant are open daily from 6 am to 10 pm, the menu has a huge variety of dishes and drinks. The beach volleyball court is always full of players, right up to the moment when the sunset hides the field in darkness. nine0006

Diving boats are fast and professionally maintained. They are ready to take recreational divers learning or wanting to snorkel to various locations around the island three times a day. Experienced captains are incredibly careful when it comes to watching whale sharks and dolphins.

Monthly reef cleaning dives and beach cleanups. Underwater Review is aware of its responsibility to preserve the reef for future generations. nine0006

Telephone 50424253103.

E-mail: [email protected]

Shopping and shops

It must be understood that the island is isolated. Goods do not arrive daily, so not everything will be on sale all the time. ATMs sometimes run out of money, there is no local agricultural production, so sometimes you have to wait a couple of days for the goods to arrive, and you need to be ready for this.

Most places accept credit cards, however it is discouraging that the commission is quite high — 8-10%. Traveler’s checks can be cashed at Henderson’s west of the ferry dock and are accepted at most dive shops. nine0006

The easiest way to get money is to use an ATM or go straight to the bank. There may be a long line at the bank, but ATMs run out of money with enviable regularity. In addition, the maximum amount that can be given out is 4,000 lempira (that’s just over $200), but if you go to the bank, you can borrow as much as your budget allows. Make sure your budget isn’t depleted before you go back to the bank or you’ll have to find someone to borrow money from for the day. nine0006

Snorkeling and diving equipment can be freely bought at Diveshack Utila, located on the corner of the junction in the main part of the city where the ferries depart from. There is a good selection of different equipment at affordable prices.

Funkytown Library (located on the main road next to the Reef Cinema) has a huge range of books for sale, exchange and rental. Give food for thought. You can also exchange books at the Bundu cafe.

Grocery. You will find many small grocers and shops on every corner where you can buy food for cooking. Most hotels have shared public kitchens. Bush’s is the largest grocery store, it is more like a North American supermarket, but the prices there are much lower than anywhere else. At the time of this writing, Mermaids and Tiende del Pueblo are famous for their lowest prices. nine0006

Bars. Where to go

  • At Coco Locos you will not lack entertainment and dance music. This is a bar on the pier and drinks are served there every night. It is open on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit «Coco Loco» and taste the cold rum served in a coconut!
  • The Bent Elbow is a new bar formerly known as Gonzo’s Deco Stop. Gonzo is a great chef serving amazing meals every night. You should try his tacos. nine0009
  • Enjoy the psychedelic outdoor atmosphere at Treetanic, perched high in a tree just in front of the ferry dock. The owner spent more than a decade and a half perfecting his work of art. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit there.
  • Every Tuesday there is a ladies’ party at La Pirata. Women can drink for free, and things get pretty crazy at times! There you will have the opportunity to greet the Canadian DJ Ben Jammin. In addition, this bar offers a beautiful view of the sunset, and it is at this time that specialty drinks are served. nine0009
  • If you want to dance the night away, Bar in the Bush is for you on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Local whale shark divers can be found at Tranquilla, on the water just behind Coco Loco. This is a very popular place to watch the sunset.
  • Café Bundu offers free movie nights and live jazz on Thursdays.
  • Skid Row is very popular with expats. In addition, this is one of the few places where you can drink guifiti (Honduran “Moonlight”). nine0009

How to get around the city

Numerous «tak-tok» (rickshaws) carry tourists in all directions along the main roads of the island. Prices for certain distances are clearly set, payment is collected from each passenger. The price goes up after dark. A typical short trip costs 20 lempira during daylight hours and 30 lempira during the dark. Bicycles, motorbikes and quads are available for hourly (or full day) rentals, but the latter are extremely expensive.

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