Oh Roatan how we Love you!

I am reaching out to you today to ask for your help.

But before I do, I want to tell you a short story.

In March of 2015 Burlee Zaldivar, a life long resident of Roatan, had a dream to start a business on the island of Roatan that will eventually expand to Utila and Guanaja. Miss Burlee has a burning desire to promote tourism and to help the residents and businesses of the Bay Islands prosper.

Her dream is to:

  • Promote tourism on Roatán, Guanaja and Útila.
  • Assist tourists in experiencing the best vacation the islands can offer by making all resources easily available to them.
  • Help the expats’ on the islands to quickly and easily find what they are looking for including phone numbers to non profits, businesses, medical care, attractions, entertainment and more.

    Picture of Exploring Roatan Founder Burlee Iann James Zaldivar

    Burlee Iann James Zaldivar

  • Educate all that come in contact with the islands to respect mother earth.
  • Create jobs on the islands for residents.

I was recruited to help Miss Burlee as a technical adviser and to mentor her as an entrepreneur.  Miss Burlee understands the challenge ahead of her and the hard work that goes into starting a business. A business that can positively impact many lives. Most days, she can be found walking, talking to business owners, tourists, and expats.  After a day of gathering information she sends it to me.  I upload and update the listings to the website along with making constant improvements and generating traffic online.

Since the official launch of the website on May 17th,  thousands of visitors from around the world, many using mobile phones, have visited exploringroatan.com  Facebook is blowing up with visitors. People are reading the “news” and using the site to find resources on the islands.

Back to my original plea for help. Here is how you can help Miss Burlee fulfill her dream.

No matter how hard Miss Burlee works, she can’t keep up with everything going on.  She asks the favor of your vacation stories, tips, advice, business reviews, pictures, videos etc. to share on the exploringroatan.com site. Want to add an upcoming event to our promotion schedule?  This includes live music, special events, fund raisers, civic events – you name it. If it has to do with the Bay Islands, she wants to share it! Please Click Here to Contribute.

As you explore exploringroatan.com and see a listing that’s missing, has the wrong location, is out of business, missing the hours they are open, an incorrect phone number, or anything else, please let us know about it and how to correct it. I will do my best to make sure every issue gets fixed. Please Click Here to Contribute.

Thank you so much for your help! As a community of neighbors, Islanders, travelers and friends we can make the islands an even better place to live and visit.  We reinvest in the people of the island and are working hard to create jobs and better our island communities.

You can reach Miss Burlee Zaldivar at:


Terry Mickelson, Technical Advisor


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