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5 Best Ports of Call in the Western Caribbean

Are you ready for a cruise to the western Caribbean? Check out these famous ports of call for a fantastic trip.

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Western cruise itineraries take you to some of the most exotic tropical destinations, such as Roatan, Progreso and Belize City. During a trip to the western Caribbean, you can explore the city and enjoy some stunning beaches and shop for local crafts. Some of our favorite ports of call in the western caribbean are listed below.


Top 5 Western Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call

So, if you are ready to explore some of the most exotic destinations in the western Caribbean, check out our list.

1. Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras

The most developed of Honduras' Bay Islands, Roatan, is located south of Belize. Cruise ships that head towards this island either dock at the capital of Coxen Hole or Mahogany Bay. Like other parts of the Caribbean, you can witness a welcoming culture and a history like no other. You can spend time at beaches; or, there are options to book a tour to experience the historical side of Roatan. Another beautiful way to see this island is to take a boat to explore the wild mangroves.

2. Progreso, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Progreso is one of the most famous places in the Caribbean and is located about 30 miles from Merida north of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. A comparatively new port, it offers fantastic shore excursions. Visitors can explore famous archaeological sites such as Dzibilchaltun, Chichen Itza or Uxmal. You can enjoy activities including paddle boarding, cave snorkelling, golfing, fishing, hiking, or riding in a beach buggy.

3. Belize City, Belize

Belize City is the largest city in Belize and provides excellent shore excursions, such as zip-lining over a jungle or tubing in a river inside a cave. Besides the already mentioned ones, a few other activities include visiting Mayan sites, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and visiting a wildlife sanctuary or museum.

4. Ocho Rios, Jamaica

It is one of the best ports of call in the western Caribbean. Like other Jamaican cities, this port is equipped with plenty to see and do. You can take excursions to nearby places such as James Bond beach, Mystic Mountain and Dunn’s River Falls.

5. Grand Cayman Island

Grand Cayman Island has gained popularity as one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. This island has unique places, namely the Turtle farm, Hell and Stingray City.

The Stingray City is a sandbar where the stingrays pay a visit for feeding. You can go feed them by hand underwater. The Turtle Farm is a place to witness turtles in their natural habitat, and Hell is a village that sits in the middle of a rocky outcropping.

Some other cruise ports of call in the western Caribbean include –

If you want to experience the beauty of the western Caribbean there are many cruise itineraries to choose from any time of year. Every cruise port of call in the western Caribbean has its own beauty, and so much to enjoy.

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