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Some general information about Guanaja you find here:
Once you decide that Guanaja is one of the best kept secret in the whole caribbean and that´s where you are going to live you might probably ask -
How is life in Guanaja?
Where to shop?
First of all most of the people on the island are bilingual, they speak english and also spanish which makes it easy to communicate.
The main settlement is located on a cay where you find all you need: shopping, banks, medical service, schools, restaurants and so on. The locals call it „the cay“. Some call it also Bonacca or Bonacca Town.
Originally there were two cays right next to each other and people started to settle here. Today it has grown to a size where you cannot tell that this has been two cays. There is an old picture from app. 1910 that shows the beginnings of the population.
Casa Mariposa is a 10 minute boat ride away, located in the bight - and from the hill you have the most beautiful view of the cay.
How to get around?
There is only one road that connects the villages Savannah Bight, Mitch and Mangrove Bight.
To get to and from the island you normally fly. There are several flights from Guanaja to La Ceiba from Monday to Saturday.
Twice a week a ferry connects Guanaja with Trujillo.
What about safety?
Safety has never been a real issue in the last 20 years we have lived here. We do not have fences and live fairly safe here. Theft occurs but this is an issue everywhere in this world today.
Aktivities on the island
Guanaja is a natural paradise, still unspoiled.
Since Guanaja is part of the second biggest barrier reef which runs from Belize down to the Bay Islands diving is great - and so are the opportunities to do it.
There are several dive resorts that offer diving and also packages:
Nice places to stay (besides the dive resorts):
Kite Surfing is also great. Clark´s Cay is a fabulous spot to start from https://www.clarkscay.com
Fly Fishing is also great in Guanaja. You can book packages with t: http://www.flyfishguanaja.com
Hiking is great and if you want to bird watch contact Roland. https://wingsbirds.com/leaders/roland-rumm/
In walking distance from the house you find several places where you can have a beer or a decent dinner. There is Mi Casa Too which is owned and run by Lisa and Shawn, two locals who serve you delicious food, cool drinks and you can enjoy a beautiful view from their restaurant
Manati is a bar and restaurant, owned by a German guy named Hans. They serve excellent island food on the weekends.
Next to Manati there is a charming beach bar, run by another German guy named Pico. They serve home made pizza, cold beer and sometimes home made wine.