Walking Tour of
Roatan Island West End
West End is a considered
the "tourist area" by the Roatan residents. In West End, you will find lots of
diving operators, gift shops, restaurants, people, and dogs. West End has
a sandy road which is occasionally scraped to smooth out the holes. Driving
on the sandy road is best described as a slow crawl. Better to just park
the car a walk. End to end is about a half mile. There are vendors
selling fresh vegetables as well as shrimp and fish from open trucks. They
offer good value and good food. To see how West End has changed over the
years follow these links: 2008,
2009 or 2011. This road was finally paved but the
electrical lines are still above ground and there are only a few sewer hookups
by the restaurants and shops.
They did not provide parking along the paved road so
you will have to park outside and walk in. Some local entrepreneurs have a
lot just outside of the entrance to West End where pay $1 US or 20 Lempira's per hour!
There is parking at the Bolski restaurant for customers.