Belize may well be the ultimate angler’s paradise. The perfect weather, a variety of game to pursue, and knowledgeable, experienced guides all point to your best fishing vacation ever. Not all anglers have to agree on their favorite fish to catch. Indeed, the variety of fish (and methods for luring them) is what makes fishing a siren song for so many. Belize can truly boast a world-class fishing experience to anyone eager to experience all types of fishing environments. From those who want to try their hand at landing a fighter on an inland river to those whose idea of a perfect afternoon is wading in shallow coastal flats fly casting for elusive game fish, including the big three: Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit.
More than 40 percent of Belize has been set aside and protected as marine reserves, nationally protected parks or wildlife sanctuaries, which means the environment for fishing in Belize is about as idyllic and rewarding as they come.
Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world. The Belize Barrier Reef is a series of coral reefs, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, located from 300 meters to 40 kilometers off the coast of Belize. The series of coral reefs and atolls are the perfect environment for discovering the wonders of the Caribbean Sea—and also create a unique intertidal zone where fresh and saltwater mix and continuously change due to the tides.
Together, both the government and the friendly people of Belize have created this fishing paradise. By protecting both the fish and the environment where fish can thrive, everyone in Belize wins. The weather in Belize, on Central America’s Caribbean coast, is postcard-perfect nearly all year round, with beautiful blue, sunny skies, and cooling trade winds. English is spoken in Belize, making for an easy transition to your relaxing vacation—and the people of Belize are known for their warmth, welcome, and genuine hospitality.