Roatán is an island off the northern coast of Honduras. It is located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, and is the largest of the Bay Islands. The island is about 50km long and only 2 to 4 km wide. Roatan is a real diving and snorkeling mecca.
The stamp shows the ‘Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa’. A fortress built between 1759 and 1777 by the Spanish conquistadores to protect the coast from rampant piracy.