Utila has many intrinsic values that make it the place that it is. The laid back attitude, the natural flow with which visitors and locals interact, the incredible diversity in its inhabitants, the close proximity in which these inhabitants reside, Sunday beach parties at Chepes, incredible diving and countless other things that are not unique to Utila but uniquely Utilan in the way they mesh on this Island. One of my personal favorites is the “dock culture” that one and all enjoy here.
From the time most people step foot on Utila, their first contact with the Island is the public pier. With the magical vista of the whole of Utila Harbor visible from its deck, a visitor’s first impression starts here. Without fail, the first time visitors I regularly greet on this pier, barely 3 steps off of the ferry, stopping and gazing across to the West, have that unmistakable expression of excitement and wonderment, presumably of “what does this Island hold in store for me?”. I can tell them one thing for sure, it will involve some time over the Harbor waters.
Docks large, small, crumbling and new play an integral part in daily life here. Boats are moored, fueled, stocked and repaired. Children play, lovers kiss, divers practice. Lively nightclubs built entirely over the water holding throngs of revelers, thump into the wee hours on any given night. Most importantly, the sunset.
Let’s meet for sunset at Tranq’s, Ecomarine, Alton’s, Rehab, The Mule, the Lodge, Mango Tango, etc. It does not matter where sunsets are enjoyed, but inevitably it will be on a dock. People sip (or slam) their cocktails and discuss the day’s events, the Islands happenings, what was seen on the reef, who did something right, who did something wrong and all the opinions surrounding these topics.
Utila Property Management is proud to offer 2 of the nicest privately owned docks on the harbor, Cay House and Casa Colorado.