Yes, Honduras can be a dangerous place. In June 2014, the U.S. State Department warned travelers that the "level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high." However, as Roatan is one of Honduras's Bay Islands, it is physically and culturally distinct from the mainland. Because of this, the safety issues of the Honduran major cities are not nearly as prevalent on Roatan. Nonetheless, anyone traveling in unfamiliar areas needs to be mindful of safety concerns, no matter the location. With that in mind, we've assembled some helpful guidelines.