The island of Utila is renowned as a budget friendly choice for those who want to learn how to dive, and a thriving tourism industry has developed as a result.
Arise early and head for a light breakfast at Rio Coco Cafe ($10), but don’t overeat as you will be spending a good few hours at sea. Certified divers can head out on a one-day package to see the best of what Utila has to offer (approximately $45), while those without a certificate can go snorkeling around the nearby reefs.
After returning to land, make your way to the Jade Seahorse restaurant for a late lunch, and marvel at the intricate treehouse construction ($10). Climb down from its mystical surroundings before taking a stroll along the main street to the small beach, where you can swim some more or just relax on the sand.
Dive courses may start early every day but that does not stop the nightlife on Utila from being famously raucous. Dinner and drinks at the Mango Inn ($15) will get you in the mood for a night at the Skid Row Bar. If you’ve got the stomach for it, take on the Skid Row Challenge ($10), which involves downing four shots of the local firewater, guifiti.
Successful participants walk away with the Skid Row vest ubiquitous among travelers in Central America, as well as a pounding headache the morning after. Finish your night at Tranquila Bar, which is anything but, especially on Tequila Tuesday (shots $3).
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Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.