Cayos Cochinos Bay Island:
Lying just a few miles off the coast of La Ceiba, Cayos Cochinos can usually be seen from the coast on a clear day. The Cayos Cochinos are a group of two small islands (Cayo menor y Cayo mayor) and 13 small coral cays situated 30 kilometers northeast of La Ceiba on the northern shores of Honduras.
Since 1993, the Cayos Cochinos were designated a Marine Protected Area and in 2003, it was further declared a Marine Natural Monument with the Honduran Coral Reef Foundation (HCFR) administering the conservation of the area.
Cayos Cochinos forms part of the world's second largest Barrier Reef system, know as Meso-American Barrier Reef system, and have been identified by the Smithsonian Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund and the World Bank as one of the key sections of the Barrier Reef system to preserve. It is part of the Bay Islands of Utila, Roatan and Guanaja.
- Diving, snorkeling, hiking and bird watching are but a few of the alternatives available to the nature lovers who visit the key.
The garifuna inhabit the surrounding area and cultural activities can be enjoyed such as typical dancing, fishing, local art and food.
Cayos Cochinos is a true paradise that fortunately is being preserved for future generations to enjoy.
We organize daily tours including Boat Ride, Snorkeling gear, and Fish lunch.
Price for cayos cochinos tour (Minimun 2 Students):This program includes:
- Visits to the marine reserve
- Boat transfers from and to La Ceiba
- Snorkeling gear
- Scuba Diving at an extra cost. (Depending on the number of dives) Must be PADI Certified.
Total cost of this program: $50 (Per Person)