The road ends at PORT ROYAL, on the southern edge of the island, where the faint remains of a fort built by the English can be seen on a caye offshore. The village lies in the Port Royal Park and Wildlife Reserve, the largest refuge on the island, set up in 1978 in an attempt to protect endangered species such as the yellow-naped parrot.
The eastern tip of Roatán is made up of mangrove swamps, with a small island, Morat, just offshore. Beyond is Barbareta Caye, which has retained much of its virgin forest cover.
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