The Pearl of the Caribbean
Utila (Isla de Utila) is the smallest of Honduras' major Bay Islands, after Roatán and Guanaja, in a region that marks the south end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest in the world.
The eastern end of the island is capped by a thin veneer of basaltic volcanic rocks, erupted from several pyroclastic cones including 74 m (243 ft) Pumpkin Hill which forms the highest point on the island. It has been documented in history since Columbus' fourth voyage, and currently enjoys growing tourism with emphasis on recreational diving and is becomming known as one of the world's best and least expensive dive locations.
The local people of Utila are of African (Garifuna), English and Dutch descent, and you'll see them and our tourists from around the world enjoying each other's company in our restaurants, bars, and beaches. When asked what is the significant differance between the three major Bay Islands, most people respond..."for Utila, it's the people." We couldn't agree more.
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