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You may be wondering firstly where is Honduras, I like to explain it by telling people “Honduras is located between Mexico and Columbia next to Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua just north of Costa Rica and Panama.”
And then secondly where is Roatan (my home, and inspiration for Wild Roatan), well Roatan is an island and is part of the Bay Islands of Honduras and is located 65 km off the northern coast of Honduras. Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands and is a narrow island approx 60 km long and at its widest point 8 km wide. It has a narrow ridge that runs from one end of the island to the other, is covered in lush tropical foliage, and is surrounded by the Mesoamerica Reef which is the second largest in the world, behind the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Roatan has been home to Paya Islands, home to famous Pirates such as Henry Morgan and John Coxen, and over 5000 pirates. The island has been claimed by the Spanish & English, with the latter relocating 5,000 Garifuna people from Saint Vincent, after they revolted against colonial rule. In 1859 the Bay Islands became part of Honduras. Roatan has an amazing history, as you can see that I will continue to share, so stay tuned.
And thirdly where is the La Mosquitia (where our Batana Oil comes from)? Located in the eastern part of Honduras, La Mosquitia is a remote region and is home to the largest area of tropical rainforest north of the Amazon basin. Home to the famous “Cuidad Blanca” and the Rio Platano Biosphere, an array of ancient river petroglyphs, amazing wildlife, and small remote communities. La Mosquitia was once a kingdom or country itself and even had a Miskito King who visited England, and as above with the history of Roatan, there is more to share on this amazing region home of Batana Oil.
We have had a few weeks with orders through the website and thank everyone who has brought and tried our Batana Oil Hair Oils, Creams, and Soaps.
Wild Roatan – Batana Oil