Learn Spanish in Honduras and visit Roatan – one of National Geographic’s “must-see” places

The places selected all boast dramatic landscapes, and include Glacier National Park in Alaska, the Azores in Portugal and Patagonia. Roatan is the ninth recommendation, and arguably one of the least well-known places in the list.

The island is the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands and is only about 50km long. It’s located close to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea, and has become an important destination for scuba diving and snorkelling. It’s also got plenty to keep non-divers interested, with botanical gardens, butterfly and iguana farms, and a wealth of white sand beaches fringed with palm trees and bright turquoise waters.

Although Cactus doesn’t offer Spanish courses in Roatan itself, we do work with a partner school La Ceiba, the closest city on the mainland to the island. There are good transport links to Roatan from La Ceiba, which has earned the title of Honduras’ ecotourism and entertainment capital, and which actually boasts many of the same features as Roatan, including top-class diving, and beautiful natural scenery.

There are a variety of courses offered in Le Ceiba, ranging from Individual Spanish to Spanish and Diving and Spanish and Ecotourism. For full details or to book please visit the Cactus Language website.

See the full list of National Geographic recommendations

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