Belize is located on the Yucatan Peninsula between Mexico and Guatemala. Belize is an intriguing mix of cultures, ethnicity, and languages. Creole, Mestizo, Spanish, Garifuna, Maya, English, Chinese, Mennonite, East Indian, and Lebanese successfully blend into a harmonious mixing pot of ethnic and religious tolerance and peace. The people of Belize are widely known as some of the friendliest in the world. English is the most commonly spoken language. Belize boasts 174 stunning miles of coastline along the Caribbean Sea, and a stunning 185 mile long barrier reef spans the entire coastline, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. With such a stunning reef, miles of prime flats, and many rivers packed with fish, Belize is a true fisherman’s dream.
Belize offers visitors a wide variety of cultural, sport, and historical activities. White sand beaches, peaceful atolls full of wildlife, and one of the best coral reefs in the world make Belize a premier location for water sports. Scuba and snorkeling are at the top of the list with charters available all along the coastline. Windsurfing, jet skiing, kiteboarding, parasailing, and sailing are all popular activities on Belize’s gorgeous, protected coastline. Manatee sightings are a real treat as well. River and ocean kayaking are another popular activity in Belize. For those very adventurous souls, Belize has many exciting caving opportunities. Belize is rich with Mayan history as well, as many fascinating ancient ruins are available to see and explore throughout the country. Corozol, Orange Walk, Belize District, and Cayo all have archeological sites that are available to the public. Guided tours are a great way to learn about this rich and vibrant ancient culture.
Belize also has several world class golf courses with golfing available along the beautiful coast, by the lush rainforest, or among a backdrop of ancient Mayan ruins. Belize also boasts a vibrant rainforest teeming with life. Howler monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, coatimundis, and many species of birds call the rainforest home. Belize city boast a wonderful zoo, several museums, an art gallery, a commercial center where you can buy local crafts and wares and well as fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. There are many hotels and resorts throughout Belize, many offering very affordable, clean, friendly accommodations.Belize International Airport in Belize City has flights from many major carriers. American, Continental, Delta, USAir, and Grupo TACA, all fly into Belize. There are several small air charters that have flights available to all Belize destinations. Travel by bus is a safe, affordable option as well. A rental car is recommended for getting to some of Belize’s more remote locations only accessible by private car. Taxi service is available throughout the country as well.
Fishing in Belize
Belize offers some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world. The hundreds of miles of flats all along the coastline offer fantastic year round fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, and snook. Reef fishing in Belize is great for grouper, tarpon, rainbow runners, cobia, and barracuda while the deeper waters beyond the reef offer exciting opportunities to fish for marlin, pompano, wahoo, sailfish, mackerel, and albacore tuna. Fishing in the jungle rivers is a unique experience as you pull in tarpon, snook, Cubera snapper, and jewfish amid a lush jungle backdrop and an audience of howler monkeys and tropical birds.
Belize Charter Fishing
With the coral reef spanning the length of Belize’s coast, the fishing is equally great at all coastal locations from the north to the south. Charters are widely available throughout Belize’s coastal region. From Corozal in the north all the way to Punta Gorda in the south, the weather in Belize is warm and beautiful all year long with temperatures averaging from the mid 70’s to 80 degrees year round. Belize’s climate is divided into a dry and rainy season. The dry season lasts from December through May and the rainy season is June through November. Fishing for most species is good year round. There is no bad time of year to fish for bonefish, permit, and tarpon in Belize’s famous flats. Excellent fly fishing for all these fish species is year round. Deep water fishing for sailfish and marlin is best June through November. Grouper and wahoo are most common December through May, while yellowtail snapper are primarily caught in March and April. There are a wide variety of charters available throughout Belize, from the smaller pangas, perfect for inshore and flat fishing, to larger charter boats and yachts for offshore fishing adventures. Whether fly fishing, spin fishing, reef fishing, or fishing the deep waters offshore, there is a Belize fishing vacation for you.
Belize is a small nation that offers big adventure and fun. The Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef is an undersea paradise with the best scuba diving and snorkeling you can find. The people are warm and friendly with a diverse mix of cultures. With world class golf, awesome water sports, museums, ancient Mayan ruins, and the freshest local seafood, fruits and vegetables, Belize offers something to suit everyone’s taste. With some of the best reef and flats fishing in the world, plus exciting deep water, and river fishing there are many choices throughout Belize for a terrific charter fishing vacation.