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 Roatan (Coxen Hole) - Shore Services

Communications

The general calling channel is 72.

Daily events are broadcast on the 9am by French Cay Harbour Net on VHF Channel 74.

Paradise Computers
Thicket Mouth Road , J.C. Commercial Center , Coxen Hole
Tel:011(504) 2445 - 1241
Internet café and full service computer shop.

Banks

There is an ATM in the Eldon's supermarket at French Harbour and several banks with ATMs in the shopping mall.

Laundry

Bay Island Laundry
Tel:9850 1711 or 3282 2282
Monday to Saturday pick-up and drop-off service by appointment.

Provisions

There is good provisioning with many shops and a general market close to the dock in Coxen's Hole. Warren’s Store is next door to the Port Captain, in Coxen's Hole.

There is a fish market on week days.

Fantasy Island provides a bus on Tuesday's to go to Eldon's for provisioning at 3:00 pm and retuning to the Tiki Palapa at 4:00 pm (times subject to change with time of year).

Eldon's Supermarket
French Harbour , Honduras
Tel:(504) 2455 7715
The largest and best on the island, with fresh produce from the local hydroponic farm.
Hiper Mega
Tel:(504)2480 5214
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8.30 am - 8 pm, Sun 8.30 am - 6 pm
Supermarket
Mariscos Hybur Seafood Market
Tel:(504) 2455 7588
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm
Located in the Hybur area (near Ace Harware) for all your fresh locally caught seafood needs.
The Bulk Gourmet
Tel:(504) 9937 6762 or 9510 7361
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 1 pm
Located in the Hybur area offers a large selection of imported meats, wines and liquors. Organ ad gluten-free produce also available. A free pickup and drop off service is offered for groups of 3 or more people.

Transport & Travel

Taxi's and collectivos are numerous and inexpensive. For taxis, negotiate the rate before entering, and confirm which currency will be used.  Prices are typically per person.

From French Harbour, Tica collectivo buses run to the East End of Roatan or Coxen Hole, from where other collectivos run to West End.

Use extreme caution travelling to the eastern end of the island where tourists have suffered violent attacks. ~Avoid leaving the main roads, especially when in a highly noticeable rental car.

Antonio Ramos
Tel:9554 3268
Taxi.
Econo Rent a Car
Tel:2445 2249
Prices start from $35 per day.
Galaxy Wave
Tel: 2445 1795
Operates a ferry service between Roatan and La Ceiba. 7am & 2pm departures from Roatan, 9.30am & 4.30pm departures from La Ceiba.
Ramirez Rent a Car
Tel:2445 0158 or 9903 9616
Cars plus 7 & 14 seater mini-buses available, self-drive or driver provided. 10% discount for Fantasy Island Marina guests

Computer/Photo/Video

Eastwind Electronics
Located next to Ace Hardware
Tel:2455 7539
Opening hours: Thurs 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 4pm
Has a variety of computer\phone\camera and electronic accessories. Also computer repairs and technical support services.
Paradise Computers
Thicket Mouth Road , J.C. Commercial Center , Coxen Hole
Tel:011(504) 2445 - 1241
Internet café and full service computer shop.
Techno's Design
Located in Dixon Cove (just before the airport)
Tel:2455 0413 or 2445 0414.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am to 5pm, Sat & Sun 8.30 to 4pm
Computers and accessories also technical support available. Cameras, tv's, and phones plus accessories.

Medical/Health

Clinica Esperanza at Sandy Bay is a good facility.

Anthony's Cay Clinic
Tel:2445 3049 or 2445 3003
Contains the only dive compression chamber on Roatan.
Clinicas Medicos
Located in the McNab Plaza, French Harbour
Tel:9985 0445
Farmacia Internaciona
Tel:(504) 2445 5798
Opening hours: Open daily 10 am - 10 pm
Pharmacy
Hospital
Coxen Hole
Tel:2445 1227
Roatan Dental Centre
Dr Hayman Grant
Tel:2480 5275
Woods Medical Centre
Coxen Hole
Tel:2445 1031
Open 24/7.

Activities

Use extreme caution travelling to the eastern end of the island where tourists have suffered violent attacks. ~Avoid leaving the main roads, especially when in a highly noticeable rental car.

Activites in Roatan
Roatan is perhaps the most important of Bay Islands. Its beauty and well handled tourism competes with the most important islands around the world. The island has a mountainous backbone and is totally surrounded by coral reefs, offering superb diving as well as excellent fishing. Beaches - Roatan is surrounded by the World’s second largest barrier reef system. The reef hugs most of the island’s shore and features amazing Biological diversity which is often called “the rain forests of the sea”.

Attractions

Butterfly Garden
Tel:011 504 2445-4481

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 29, 2016 11:11 AM

This comment was posted on the main Honduras page:
Extortion from immigration officer Coxen Hole. We arrived from Rio Dulce and attempted to clear in at Coxen Hole. The immigration officer would only give us 12 days unless we paid a $200 bribe. We arrived in Guatemala on November 20 and had never extended immigration there. According to Raul the agent in Livingston, we should have not had any issues here in Roatan. I recommend using an agent or a contact like Pete, the dockmaster at Fantasy Island. Based on our experience, I would not go it alone. Regretfully, we paid. The first bribe in any of 27 countries we've cleared into in 4 years. According to local cruisers, this extortion is common but not exercised by all immigration officials. We complained to the Port Captain but he said that he could/would not do anything about this.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 20, 2015 08:51 PM

Information from Women Who Sail Facebook Group:
We have 6 brand new moorings ready for you here at Mango Creek Lodge in Port Royal on the island of Roatan, Honduras. They are only $10/night. We have free water and Wifi. Contact us for more info: info@mangocreeklodge.com and ask for DD or Doc.

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