After searching for hours to find where I stored all my video footage from our road trip, I decided I would never wait so long to do that ever again. Somehow everything got scattered amongst two laptops and a backup drive and I managed to lose a lot of what I would consider the best footage we had of the whole trip! I am really sad that I lost all the video from Sliding Rock, but I told myself it could have been much worse. I will still have all the memories from that amazing visit and I promise that if I ever go back I will definitely have my GoPro with me! All in all I am very happy with how this turned out. If it seems like all will did was swim under waterfalls, well you wouldn’t exactly be wrong in that assumption 😉
Also a tip for GoPro users out there: use rain-x on the outer lens of the casing, it really prevents the water droplets from sticking and helps you get a clear shot. Unfortunately, I picked up that tip a little too late for this trip, but we live and learn! So without further ado, here it is lovelies…
Wearing: Missguided romper, Report sandals, Quay sunnies, vintage purse, Bling Jewelry ring and necklace
The day started out a bit clouded and rainy as we set out through the streets of Roatan, but the further we walked the more the clouds dissipated to reveal blue skies and sunshine. We walked for quite a while and found some real gems including a couple pigs chilling by the sea. While admiring the cute pigs a young girl approached to try to sell us fresh coconuts. That’s how you know you’re in the right place.
We eventually got tired of walking and took a taxi to the beach. The driver was nice enough to take us through his awesome resort entrance to avoid the crowds. After a quick swim, we grabbed some food and enjoyed the view from the bar. At the far end of the beach was a rock ledge that played host to iguanas above water and tropical fish below. There was even a monkey climbing on tourists and I have to say it was pretty adorable even though I’m not a fan of monkeys. After some solid snorkel time we haggled with another taxi driver to take us back and that was the craziest ride I’ve ever been on. The whole trip he was basically driving on the other side of the road into oncoming traffic passing people. Somehow still safer than a carnival ride…
Wearing: Missguided halter, Nordstrom rack shirt, Forever 21 sandals, vintage sunnies, Bling Jewelry ring, necklace, and beaded necklace
Costa Maya was sooo beautiful! There were many places to snorkel and ruins to see. We ended up walking a great deal but you typically get to see more of what you want when you walk rather than take a “tour” in my opinion, plus it’s cheaper. I passed by this one tree with giant leaf-cutter ants crawling on it and I felt like it was a scene straight out of National Geographic. My Spanish is a bit rusty but I still successfully purchased a beverage from a local shop owner and haggled with a nice vendor for a colorful woven bracelet with my wet dollar bills. Tour guides don’t really show you that stuff, but I think it’s these little things that make an experience authentic.