Whether you’re looking for a hardcore, fishing-focused adventure, a first-time saltwater experience, or the perfect couples or family vacation, Belize is a destination that truly offers something for everyone. Seemingly created and designed with fly fishermen in mind, the tiny country of Belize is collectively home to some of the finest saltwater flats on the planet. The entire coastline of this beautiful Central American country – from the northern waters of Ambergris Caye, to the central waters of Turneffe Atoll and the Belize City area, and all the way south to Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda – hosts a broad range of species and a variety of different fishing scenarios. Bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, snapper, jacks, barracuda and numerous other species can be found throughout the waters of Belize’s coastline, in fisheries that range from skinny, white sand flats, to shallow-water lagoons, to some of the largest “classic-style” tarpon fisheries on the planet. It is this overall level of angling diversity that truly sets Belize apart from every other Caribbean fishing destination.
Tucked just below the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize is the smallest country in all of Central and South America (population 300,000) and the only country with English as the official language. First-time saltwater anglers can experience great fishing in destinations that include Turneffe Atoll and Ambergris Caye, where the bonefish are plentiful and shots at permit, tarpon and numerous other species are always possible. For anglers that want to focus on the ultra-selective permit, then the waters of Southern Belize – Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda – offer some of the best opportunities found anywhere in the Caribbean. And of course there is the tarpon fishing in the central and northern waters of Belize, home to some of the largest tarpon in the entire region.