Guanaja is one of the Bay Islands of Honduras and is in the Caribbean. It is around 70 kilometers (43 mi) off the north shore of Honduras, and 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from the island of Roatan. One of the cays off Guanaja additionally called Guanaja or Bonacca or Low Cay (or essentially, The Cay), is close to the fundamental island and contains the majority of the around 10,000 individuals who live in Guanaja. The thickly populated cay has been depicted as the Venice of Honduras on account of the conduits that go through it. The other two principal settlements on Guanaja are Mangrove Bight and Savannah Bight. Littler settlements incorporate East End and North East Bight.
The essential wellspring of pay for the islanders is angling and shrimping. The travel industry is restricted to a bunch of little retreats that take into account jumpers, swimmers and experienced explorers. The island’s warm, clear waters bolster a broad coral reef that is a piece of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and second just to the Great Barrier Reef off the shorelines of Australia. At present, there is still access to new water on Guanaja, and a few cascades can be seen.
Christopher Columbus arrived on Guanaja on his fourth journey in 1502. Eminently, this was the first opportunity he ran over cacao, which is the center of the chocolate. He arrived on Soldado Beach on the north side of the island. In later years Cayman Islanders settled in the Bay Islands, which clarifies the dispersion of Spanish and English language.
Homer Hickam, the creator of Rocket Boys/October Sky, was one of the main scuba pioneers of Guanaja, first visiting in 1973. Alongside a group of other scuba voyagers, he broadly mapped the reef framework around the island for sport jumpers. Despite everything, he possesses property on the upper east finish of the island.
In late October 1998, a large portion of the structures and homes on the island were devastated by Hurricane Mitch. The islanders have since reconstructed, and despite the fact that there are still repercussions to the economy from Mitch, the travel industry has been recouping. Most of the mangrove and pine woodlands, which were pulverized as an immediate result of the section of the storm clearing over the island for two days, are gradually making a rebound.
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