Isla de Roatán Warnings and Dangers

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    Security and safety

    by TinKan Written Feb 28, 2004

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    As with any place in the world there is always crime.
    Remember to lock you door at night and to secure your money and credit cards in a safe place.

    Never walk alone on unlit beaches.

    Do not flash cash.

    DO NOT leave things out in the open for the chance theif.

    Remember crime is everywhere and no place in the world can escape it.

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    Sucking Fish

    by TinKan Updated Feb 14, 2004

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    While swimming around the reef be warned that there is a fish that just loves to suck on your toes and fingers.

    We took a few people that had never swam in the ocean before and for some reason the fish just loved their toes... it was also funny to see a person jump clean out of the water and scream just because some little fish sucked their toe.

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    Bring bug repellant

    by Dionosaur Written Oct 12, 2003

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    About the only bad thing about Roatan is the abundance of mosquitos and no-see-ums. So don't forget to bring bug repellant. Unfortunately, they love me, so I always seem to get more bites than everyone else.

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    Dollars and Lempiras

    by TinKan Updated Mar 13, 2003

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    Both dollars and lempiras are used anywhere--not so with credit cards or even travelers checks. Check with hosts as most of us will cash travelers checks--as will larger places. Best to shop small shops with cash and come with more cash than expected and less plastic. Exchange rate is 17 Lempiras for one dollar USA. DO NOT USE AUTO TELLER MACHINE IN COXEN HOLE! If you run short go to Credomatic in Coxen Hole--go inside--be prepared for a line. They will cash advance on credit cards with no fee on this end--but in Lempiras. Check your plastic before you come here to see what they charge on your end.

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    Watch your head

    by TinKan Updated Jan 8, 2003

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    The palm trees around the island are full of coconuts that have a habit of dropping from the sky.

    Some of the trees are very tall and the coconut falls with a thud.....

    Please keep an eye on where you walk and remember to look up once in a while.

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    Roatan is a fairly safe place...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Roatan is a fairly safe place to go. As dangerous as the mainland can sometimes be, Roatan shouldn't be judged by the mainland. The only real dangers are in the drving, especialy at night, when it is hard to see pedestrians on the road, as well as other cars whose headlights are off to conserve the battery. Crime is pretty light (just don't leave your room unlocked). I know of only one bank robbery in recent times, but there may have been more. The guards are well-armed.

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    Park inside the Mayan Jungle Canopy

    by joiwatani Updated Oct 2, 2011

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    The Mayan Jungle Canopy has their own parking. You have to get inside the drive way. It is safer rather than parking on the side of the road.

    Parking at the Mayan Canopy Jungle

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    Drinking and diving

    by TinKan Written Apr 17, 2004

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    Drinking and scuba diving do not mix and if you have a drink your diving should be over for the day.

    Fill up with water in between dives and you will always have a good dive.

    NO drinking and diving
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    Roatan can be addictive

    by UWCAVEMAN Written Mar 25, 2004

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    Warning!!!! Roatan can be hazardous to your future plans. It is an addictive place. You may find it hard to leave. We ended up having to buy a home there

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