Just off the eastern coast of Honduras is the Caribbean Bay Island of Roatan. Grab a rental car from Roatan Airport to explore the island’s best natural wonders.
Coxen Hole is the largest town on Roatan and is where most visitors start their trip. West End is a favourite for backpackers and cheap eats. Hop in your rental car and search for the perfect beach hut so you can wake up to the ocean breeze.
Roatan is a sea lover’s dream. With turquoise, clear waters, colourful marine life and stunning coral reefs, it’s easy to see why tourists never want to leave. Dive or snorkel the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, lounge on West Bay Beach and try to catch a glimpse of whale sharks swimming nearby.
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Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (RTB)
Also known as Roatan International Airport, Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport is the main transport hub on the island, serving both domestic and international markets. The small airport terminal consists of a duty-free store, coffee shop and two cafes. WiFi is currently not available. Head to the arrivals hall to locate your designated rental car company.
Guide to driving a rental car in Roatan
Before your trip, check out our Roatan driving guide for on-the-road tips, directions and parking information.
Driving from the Roatan International Airport to Coxen Hole
Coxen Hole is the closest city to Roatan International Airport. To get there, head west on Carretera Principal and follow the road as it enters the downtown area. The drive takes only 5 to 10 minutes.
Driving tips for your Roatan rental car
Local drivers in Honduras tend to ignore basic road rules. Stay aware of your surroundings and use your horn when necessary.
Honduras car hire driving tips
● Drive on the right side of the road.
● Beware of potholes on country roads.
● Be alert for animals, pedestrians and cyclists near roadways.
● Avoid driving at night as the roads are poorly lit.
● Hire a GPS or use maps on your smartphone, and always keep a physical roadmap in the rental car.
● In the rare case of a break down, read our tips on what to do in the situation.
Parking options at the Airport and across Roatan
Roatan International Airport offers parking directly across from the terminal for guests. Expect to pay around USD$6 to USD$10 to park in the secured lot.
Hourly paid parking lots are easy to find throughout the island, with a typical rate of around USD$1 per hour. Street parking is also available, and most accommodation providers offer guest parking.
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