Roatan Tours to Punta Gorda are an Amazing Experience
Punta Gorda, Roatan is a beautiful coastal scenic town located on the East end of the island. As you wind up the road approaching the village, you are greeted by an absolutely stunning view from a hill into the town below. A few moments later and you are weaving along colorful roads filled with fruit stands, local shops and a variety of fantastic choices to stop for some authentic Island cuisine.
The Garifuna people are part of the Islands multi-ethnic population and have a long history of being settled in Punta Gorda. Their ancestry is traced back to a shipwreck of the Lesser Antilles Islands that were carrying slaves from
Africa in the early 18th century. They settled on the island of Saint Vincent, however when the British took control in 1763, they exiled 5,000 Garifuna people to the island of Roatan. Many did not survive the voyage, however, the ones that did settled in Punta Gorda. Their unique cultural traditions and heritage are still very much present and many days you can visit music and drumming circles in the village center.
What to Expect on Roatan Tours to Punta Gorda?
Views that your camera cannot even do justice to. For these shots, no filters on Instagram are needed! For the bold, a shot of Guifiti is waiting. Its an herbal alcoholic drink made with rum and twenty different herbs and roots by the Garifuna people and it packs a punch! The word Guifiti means ‘a gift of the plant spirits.’ It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and you will be glad you have a guide to drive you back home!
If you are looking to get out of the typical tourist areas of Roatan and want to explore off the beaten path, Punta Gorda is a perfect choice.