Community of Punta Gorda, Roatan, Honduras
The scenic Garifuna town of Punta Gorda is a location that is not to be missed. Situated on the North Eastern coast of Roatan, this colorful beach town has stunning views, marine recreational opportunities, and fantastic Garifuna cuisine. Come to the East End and get to know the friendly community and learn about their rich traditions.
Punta Gorda has many bars and restaurants for the weary traveler, come and relax and maybe try some Giffity, the traditional Garifuna drink. Enjoy the fabulous beach and go for a swim or a snorkel. Try your hand at traditional fishing methods, watch a colorful display of cultural dance or shop for handicrafts from one of the local vendors.
Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability
Supporting local businesses in Punta Gorda promotes income equality for this community, giving the local population a stable income base and the chance to keep their traditional ways of life. Community members are eager to share their traditions with visitors, and teach them about the rich cultural heritage of the Garifuna on Roatan.