Gumbalimba Park packs in a variety of Roatan experiences in one place, making it a popular option for visitors with limited time on the island. A basic admission ticket to the park includes the pirate cave, botanical gardens, animal preserve, and the swimming pool; other activities and equipment rentals, including canopy tours, snorkeling, kayaking, and underwater scooter excursions, cost extra.
Things to Know Before You Go
Gumbalimba Park is a must for families and visitors with limited time on the island.
Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the park is filled with photo ops.
Remember to bring a bathing suit, reef-safe sunscreen, sunglasses, and a towel.
Park facilities include bathrooms and showers.
How to Get There
Gumbalimba Park is in West Bay. Buses pick up passengers from the cruise ship dock for shore excursions to the park. If you are staying locally, book a tour to the park that includes round-trip transportation, or arrange for private transportation through your hotel.
When to Get There
The park is open daily from early morning to late afternoon. Plan to visit on a clear day, as most of the park’s activities take place outdoors. Gumbalimba Park gets busy with cruise ship travelers, so avoid visiting the park when a ship is in town for the least crowded experience.
Wildlife at Gumbalimba Park
The park is named for a tree native to Roatan called the gumbo limbo, and it provides a habitat to several free-roaming species. While in the park look in the trees for colorful macaws, white-face monkeys, and native iguanas—some of which are part of the park’s rescue and rehabilitation program.
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