Enjoy two vastly different aspects of tropical Roatan by observing iguanas in a protected zoo-like habitat and then visiting a modern beach complex to shop, dine or simply relax.
Depart from the pier and enjoy a leisurely narrated drive through Roatan's lush countryside, which supports a diversity of wildlife. Few tropical animals are as iconic as the iguana, which you will see in abundance at the Iguana Hideaway. It's an excellent venue to observe these prehistoric-looking reptiles, as iguanas are threatened on Roatan from loss of habitat and being captured for the pet trade. Watch them basking in the sun, lounging in trees and munching on vegetables. Some of the iguanas are over three feet long, and while they may look imposing they're really quite passive.
Next, you'll drive toward the Las Palmas beach complex, first stopping at an oceanfront lookout where the sea is absolutely gorgeous. You might capture its beauty in photos or remember the moment by purchasing a souvenir at one of the open-air kiosks. Upon arriving at Las Palmas, enjoy free time to shop further, relax on the beach, or snack on local delicacies at a restaurant. Out in the bay, you can easily spot two partially submerged shipwrecks that grounded in the 1970s. To better understand the local lifestyle, a visit to the outdoor cultural museum, a collection of native huts and displays of island flora and fauna is included. After approximately 90-minutes at Las Palmas, you'll re-board your coach and transfer back to the pier which is just a few minutes away.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy walking/standing plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Swimwear under a cover-up; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; towel; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those participating in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.