I took a day trip to an island with some other volunteers to a beautiful group of islands called Cayos Cochinos. Apparently one of the Survivor series was filmed on one of the little islands. I'm not sure I believed our guide about that one. I'll have to do some research! We took a small boat for a 30 minute ride out to the main island to have a little orientation and little science lesson about the islands, the reefs and wildlife.
After that, we took a short boat ride to one of the smaller islands for some snorkeling. It was pretty incredible. There was a colorful coral reef. I saw many colorful tropical fish and a sea turtle that scared the daylights out of me. I suddenly saw a "rock" start moving right below where I was. Then I realized it was a sea turtle and it kind of freaked me out because I was so close to it. After the snorkeling, we took the boat over to an island that has 250 residents to eat lunch. We were served fresh fish (head, tail and all!), rice and beans, and fried plantains.
After lunch, they played some music and danced. Take a look at the video!
By the end of the day, I was exhausted from all the activities and the sun, but it was a fabulous day!
O.k., I just did a little internet research and found that Survivor was not taped here, just as I had suspected. However, a reality show called "Temptation Island 3" was filmed on a small island off of Roatan, another island in this area. Interesting.... you can't fool me with tv trivia! Ha ha!